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Really nice artworks and graffitis in an old tobacco factory. Place is open for public but far from being a tourist attraction. There was local people hanging around and spending their evening surrounded by exceptionally inspirational atmosphere.
Very interesting place full of arts, music and funky vibes. There was a stage with live music in the main building. You could get cheap beer too. We stumbled upon a reggae room as well which was great. There is street art everywhere and the...More
If you are looking for a place to visit off the beaten path, then is somewhere you must visit. In the basement of an old tobacco factory / warehouse is the most amazing local street art. I ventured there by myself and it was a...More
A friend introduced me to this place and I really liked it. If you like street art this is the perfect place to visit. There were no specific events going on but just walking through the building was already really nice.
The Tabacalera is a great urban space, holding temporary exhibitions of a contemporary nature. At the moment it has an amazing photographic exhibit by Juan Manuel Castro Prieto. However outside is a revelation...a series of murals around the buildings painted by well known street painters...More
This very interesting art venue is quintessential Madrid and off the beaten track of monuments and museums. An old cigarette factory of the sort featured in the opening of Georges Bizet's "Carmen" has been converted into a photographic exhibit space and a place to see...More
Walking into this neighbourhood is like entering a different country ... except it's hard to tell which one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in traditional African clothing convene outside their businesses for long chats, and people shout to each other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and
dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighbourhood.