Architour by Lavapiés y Rastro

We propose you to learn more about the Lavapiés district from the urban, historical and architectural point of view. We recommend that you save some time before the aperitif by the Rastro to walk together and learn about the history of theaters, cinemas, cafés, museums or their corralas, typical buildings of houses in the authentic heart of Madrid that Traveler has declared as the coolest neighborhood of the world. Small hidden gems like the municipal printing house, rationalist industrial building of 1930 or the last in the area to have a drink like Sala Equís, the last X cinema in Madrid. From here to Cascorro and the history of how the Rastro began, combining the most authentic with the latest in vintage furniture. From there we will go to the Tabacalera where you can see the best of urban art on its facades, passing by Doctor Fourquet with its art galleries until the expansion of the Reina Sofía Museum, ending at the San Fernando Market where you can have an aperitif with a vermouth and some tapas

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  • What's included :
    • Access to all buildings is included in the price
    • Entry/Admission - Imprenta Municipal
    What's excluded :
    • Drinks in markets, bars and restaurants where we will stop
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Imprenta Municipal, Calle Concepcion, Jeronima, 28012 Madrid Spain

    Hidden jewel of the rationalist architecture of Madrid in 1930

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Teatro Figaro, Calle Doctor Cortezo 5, 28012 Madrid Spain

    We will see the first theater built in Spain with the criteria of the modern movement

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: El Rastro, Plaza de Cascorro, 28005 Madrid Spain

    We visit this street market if you do the tour on Sunday and your vintage furniture stores open the rest of the week.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: El Pavon Teatro Kamikaze, Calle Embajadores 9, 28012 Madrid Spain

    We will stop to see the facade of this theater with its art-deco clock and if you want, we will have a coffee in your cafe in the middle of our architour.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: La Tabacalera de Lavapies, Calle Embajadores 53, 28012 Madrid Spain

    We will visit this abandoned industrial building that now houses exhibitions and a self-managed area by the neighbors. In its walls we will see some of the works of the best urban artists.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: La Casa Encendida, Ronda Valencia 2, 28012 Madrid Spain

    We will take you to this cultural center that once was the seat of a bank.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Esta es Una Plaza, Calle del Doctor Fourquet 20B, 28012 Madrid Spain

    Garden self-managed by neighbors, with small library for children, urban gardens.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Calle de Santa Isabel 52, 28012 Madrid Spain

    We will visit the extension of this museum designed by Jean Nouvel, we will stop at its restaurant, the library and the covered patio and we will tell you about the different proposals of the contest held in 1999.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Plaza Lavapies, 28012 Madrid Spain

    The square that gives its name to the neighborhood is the center of the neighborhood where you will see the mix of people of different races and cultures coexist in this neighborhood with neighbors of all life and new neighbors who are changing the neighborhood for a few years.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Mercado San Fernando, Calle Embajadores 41, 28012 Madrid Spain

    Neighborhood market where we will take some tapas and drink something while I give you suggestions for your stay in Madrid and discuss what we have seen. (the drinks are not included)

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: archiTOURSMAD, Plaza de Tirso de Molina, 4, 28012 Madrid, Spain

    If you come to Madrid or live in Madrid and you are interested in contemporary architecture explained by a local architect, here we are to offer group or private tours according to your interests and availability, focused on the urban, architectural and historical development of the city. We include secret places where design is an added value for having a drink or having tapas.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Plaza de Tirso de Molina, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    Return Detail :
    Mercado de San Fernando, Calle de Embajadores, 41, 28012 Madrid, Spain
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 17 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • It is mandatory to wear masks, keep a safety distance, gloves or clean hands with hydroalcoholic gel.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Organised by architoursmad

Activity ID: V-148549P3

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