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Walking into this neighborhood is like entering a different country ... except it's hard to tell which one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in traditional African clothing convene outside their businesses for long chats, and people shout to each other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighborhood.
Lavapíes, ironically, used to be one of the most "castizo" neighbourhoods where born-and-bred Madrileños were found. But, what happened was generation after generation disappeared and the properties fell into disuse, and prices plummet. So, when immigrants started flowing into Madrid, they started to flock to Lavapíes because property prices were more affordable than the other areas and, besides, it was...
My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to the great craft beer bar called Craft Against The Machine and passed this beautiful church.
The Church Of Saint Cajetan ( Church Of St Millán Y San Cayetano ) was founded in 1612 with the present church construction taking place between 1669 and eventually completed in 1761 but through the years...
$$ - $$$ • Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Spanish, Fusion, European
"11/10 would recommend!"
reviewed 5 days ago by julia1012018
My friends and I spent a wonderful evening at Bombardino. The staff was super friendly, their advice on the menu was detailed and helpful. The food was delicious, and the compliment snacks (quite a few!) that ended up on our table were a pleasant surprise.
Visited here on our first night in Madrid with a group of 7 people based on the great reviews on TripAdvisor and it didn’t disappoint.
We had the tuna noodles, butterfish, tapas and salads and it all excellent.
The wine was great and the staff were all extremely helpful and friendly
Highly recommend and great value
Glass of red was...
We had an amazing lunch here. The place is not very find as there are many places to eat in this market. They have amazing Spanish food. Many locals were eating there, that is always a good sign. The service was very helpful and friendly.
Fabulous Staff!!!!!!!!!! Spacious, inviting room. There is always someone at the front desk and they are all friendly, very helpful, knowledgeable about the city and gracious.
On Saturdays they have a "free" walking tour ("of course we tipped the guide" - he was amazing, knew the city, the history, recommended restaurants along the way and more)
If you are there...
My wife and I stayed at the Hostal Barrera because it is close to Atocha train station--but not too close. We had to take a flight out of Madrid in the morning, so wanted to be close to convenient transportation and this hostal worked well. It is also close to many dining choices and, not least, El Prado and the...
This hostal is very well placed. And the price is really very good . The room are basic but well attended, not high expectations but they are clean and the air conditioning/ heating work well . I spend there a couple of nights but for a short visit I will certainly comeback. Like the breakfast very much and to eat...