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  • Address: Lavapiés, Madrid, Spain 28012

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Lavapiés Tours

Lavapiés is an area of Madrid outside of the old city walls that was once the Jewish and Moorish neighborhood. In 1492, the residents of the neighborhood were forced to either convert or leave. The neighborhood then became a working class area for hundreds of years and eventually fell into decay. This all changed in the 1980s and 1990s when immigrants and artists started moving into the abandoned buildings. It now has a bohemian and multicultural feel and is filled with galleries, bars, ethnic restaurants, and cafes. 

Popular activities in this district include going to an independent cinema to see an international film, enjoying flamenco, and wandering through the flea market on Sundays. El Rastro is supposedly the largest flea market in the world. Another way to soak up the atmosphere is to find a cafe with outdoor seating and relax with a coffee or a beer. You'll experience a less touristy side of Madrid in Lavapiés.

Practical Info

Lavapiés is bound by Calle Atocha to the east, Ronda de Valencia to the south, Calle de Embajadores to the west, and Calle de la Magdalena to the north. 

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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket, Madrid, null
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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

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A guided tour inside the Prado Museum, a visit to Palacio Real, Europe's largest palace, and a stroll in the shaded park of the Spanish royal family. With this ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $51.86
Madrid Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés, Madrid, Custom Private Tours
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Madrid Walking Tour Including La Latina and Lavapiés

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

Travel through the ages and experience both old and new world Madrid on this 4-hour walking tour. With a local guide at your side, head back in time to the ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $55.52

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