Sights & landmarks in Lavapiés

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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia41,744 contributions
    Plaza Lavapies is an interesting area in the middle of the Lavapies district. The area is quite multicultural and this means that you get an amazing variety of food as well as culture. Walking through you get the feeling there are many poorer families in the district in general, but the Plaza and other spots in the district are worth visiting at least for the range and quality of the food on offer.
    Written 25 June 2019
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  • maryDyffrynArdudwy
    Dyffryn Ardudwy272 contributions
    A vast soulless place in its time, I bet. Large enough to have housed thousands of workers. Perhaps in the heat of summer the windowless rooms would have been cool rather than cold.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • MDOGP
    Dallas, TX1,100 contributions
    This is a beautiful church in Embajadores, Madrid. When I visited the church, the dome was under renovations. It is a beautiful church as many in Madrid.
    Written 3 September 2020
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK6,13,297 contributions
    Real Monasterio De Santa Isabel ( Real Monasterio De Agustias Recoletas ) is an absolutely beautiful monastery building my twin brother Stephen and I passed as we were pub and bar hopping down Calle De Santa Isabel and what a splendid building this is .
    This monastery looks amazing, the huge ancient brick walls give the facade real character ,the monastery dates from the 1550's ( I think ) couldn't find much information really and couldn't gain access to the monastery but I was content to just admire the beautiful architecture, take a few photos and move on.
    Easy to locate along Calle De Santa Isabel, most definitely well worth checking out if your in the area.
    Written 10 September 2019
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  • BennyMalaga
    Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
    It was difficult to get an appointment to see the Fernan Nuñez Palace, but my wife was able to talk to the man in charge of the guided visits and we were able to see the palace at 11:30 am, with a group of women who were widows. Our guide was Maria Louisa, and she was very good.

    The palace was ordered in 1790 by Miguel Jose de la Cueva, the 13th Duque de Alburquerque. His architect was Antonio Lopez Aguado. He constructed the first nucleus. Later in the middle of the 19th century, his grandson Felipe Osorio y de la Cueva, 7th Conde de Cervellon, married to the second Duquesa de Fernan Nuñez, decided to convert the building into the most beautiful palace of Madrid to entertain his aristocratic friends. He chose as his architect Martin Lopez Aguado, the son of the first architect. One frequent visitor at the palace was Queen Isabel II. The most beautiful rooms were the Isabelino Salon and the Ballroom. In 1940, after the Spanish Civil War (the palace was spared damage during the war), the widow of the 5th Duque de Fernan Nuñez sold the palace to the railroad organizations. Today it is owned by Renfe and Adif. In 1967 a remodeling took place to adapt it to its new use as offices.
    Written 10 July 2012
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia41,744 contributions
    We were told we should visit the Lavapies district and particularly Calle Del Meson de Paredes. It is supposed to be one of the most iconic streets in this area, and in the whole of Madrid. It is full of cafes, bars and restaurants which specialise in any cuisine you can dream of! We did not find it an extremely clean street, but we did see lots of eateries full of visitors. It is worth a visit, if only to have a look!
    Written 2 August 2019
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  • Malgorzata
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    This statue stands in tribute to Eloy Gonzalo García, a soldier of the Spanish army, hero of the Cuba's Civil War in 1898. The sculpture was made in 1897 by Segovia sculptor Aniceto Marinas, a pedestal by architect Lopez Sallaberry. The monument was unveiled by King Alfonso XIII in 1902. It is located in the Plaza de Cascorro, a bit away of the way from the main attractions of Madrid. A place worth visiting in Madrid, in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Madrid, where you can see the famous Rastro d Madrid on Sunday.
    Written 2 July 2021
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  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia41,744 contributions
    Monumento a Tirso de Molina is in the plaza of the same name, in the Lavapies area of Madrid. This is a nice area where you can go and really have an enjoyable time. In fact Tirso de Molina was not his real name! It was only an alias. His real name was Gabriel Téllez and lived in the late 16th and first half of the 17th centuries. He was a monk, but also wrote drama and poetry for which he became very famous. The monument is on a nice pedestal with inscriptions of the titles of some of his works around it. The plaza is nice enough with some cafes around and seating for those who wish to enjoy a cup of coffee or whatever. Worth a visit.
    Written 28 July 2019
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  • Dragos M
    Veldhoven, The Netherlands7 contributions
    The jail is at the basement of a building that houses some art gallery. If you inquire inside you are allowed to take a look (there are no signs about the jail outside, so you have to trust the given address). You can see small cells separated by brick walls. Some art works decorate the place.
    Written 25 September 2012
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK6,13,297 contributions
    Glorieta Embajadores is a really cool neighbourhood, it's not a tourist area which to me makes it more interesting architecturally and sociably, lots of cool pubs,cafes,bars and restaurants, theres some cute fountains and statues in and around this area ,it looks even better at night ,I always look forward to visiting this area on any holiday I take to this most beautiful of cities.
    Well worth checking out if your planning a holiday to Madrid.
    Written 29 August 2019
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  • Neil K
    Liverpool, UK6,13,297 contributions
    My twin brother Stephen and I were heading to El Barrio De Las Letras to enjoy the great nightlife this part of Madrid is famed for and we passed Iglesia De San Salvador Y San Nicolas and thought it looked really good.
    Theres better,older churches in Madrid but this caught my eye, a great facade, in beautiful condition, never ventured into the church as it was closed but I was content to just admire the beautiful church and take a few photos before moving on.
    Easy to locate along Calle Atocha, well worth checking out if your in the area.
    Written 5 September 2019
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  • Nowiki
    Wichita, KS396 contributions
    Just around a few corners from our apartment for 3 weeks, while on a walkabout we came across this statue. The neighborhood is very colorful and lively.
    Written 4 February 2020
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