Lavapiés Tours

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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. 
Location
Address: Lavapiés, Madrid 28012, Spain
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Private Custom Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Prado Museum Ticket

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and intriguing history of Spain’s spectacular capital on a half- or full-day walking tour of Madrid with an accomplished private guide. Inform your guide of your interests prior to your tour then enjoy a customized itinerary that promises to satisfy all cultural cravings. Enjoy complimentary public transport and pre-planned logistics as you discover significant sights such as the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace of Madrid whiles listening to commentary tailored to your interests.
  • Duration: Flexible
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  • Duration: Flexible
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Madrid Walking Tour, Including La Latina and Lavapiés

Discover the rich history and prosperous present of Spain’s capital city on a 4-hour walking tour of Madrid. Accompanied by an accomplished guide, return to the 17th century as you discover the historical heart of Madrid; stroll the serpentine streets of La Latina to observe antique architecture and note the contrast between the chic modernity of new structures. Explore the multicultural neighborhood of Lavapiés to witness the rich cultural tapestry of Asian, African and Asian influences and enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to only 12 people.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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