what to see and do in madrid


Some people call it “Madrid Little United Nations”; others know it as one of the most multicultural and multiethnical neighborhoods in Europe. Whatever, its colour, its music (and its flavour) will transport you to almost any part in the world. Ready for an adventure in one of the most animated Madrid neighborhoods? You´ll love Lavapies.


This is the alternative Madrid we talk about: in Lavapies live people from almost 90 different countries. From Pakistan to Cuba, passing by Morocco and getting to Thailand via Ethiopia. Main advantage? FOOD! Lavapies has become one of the Madrid neighborhoods with the biggest restaurant & food variety.

Genuine Madrid

Being a so multicultural neighborhood has just accented even more the genuine and strong essence of Lavapies, respecting its oldest traditions. The 17th Century Madrid, located outside capital´s walls, can still be felt in the steep streets, churches and narrow cornes of Lavapies. Special mention to Saint Lawrence local feasts: a real travel to the past that will show you an alternative Madrid. You could also travel to the 19th Century by beholding the “corralas”: a sort of neighboring patios that not many Madrid neighborhoods still keep.

Lavapies madrid neighborhood: restaurants and charming streets

Nowadays Madrid

Lavapies is really alive, and keeps growing and adapting to modern days. Do you want something more trend setting? You´re gonna love San Fernando Market and street art Lavapies route. Something more cultural? There are some of the most alternative theatres in the city and, of course, the well-known National Museum Reina Sofia. Do you want football/soccer? Atletico de Madrid football team has built a pitch, dedicated to fight against racism and standing for inclusión and good comunal living.

Looking forward to know more alternative things to do in Madrid? There´s a nakaplan waiting for you so you can experience one of the most interesting Madrid neighborhoods!

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