Once the Jewish quarter of Madrid before the expulsion in 1492, Lavapiés is rich in history and remains one of Madrid's most culturally diverse areas. Branching out from neighboring La Latina, Lavapiés has become the ultimate student and hippie hangout with its range of cheap bars, cool ethnic restaurants and active street life. In the 1990s the area was neglected, but now it's become a cultural hub with an international mix of local residents, excellent theater, underground creative spaces and open art centers.
Getting Around Madrid
The best way to get around Madrid is by using the Metro and walking. From the Barajas airport, you can take the Metro from Terminal 2 or Terminal 4. Trains leave every 5 minutes between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Line 8 will take you to the center of Madrid and takes only 12 minutes. (http://www.gomadrid.com/transport/airport_options.html)
Nearby Airports
  • Madrid–Barajas Airport-MAD
Airport Taxis
  • 25 Euro
Things to Do and See Near Lavapiés