Walking, less than 15 minutes, you can visit the “Prado National Museum”, the “Queen Sofia Art Museum”, “Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum”, the Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace. The apartment is located in the neighborhood of Lavapies, the most typical and most authentic of all the capital.
In the neighborhood you can enjoy food from the most diverse countries as well as tapas and traditional Spanish cuisine. There is also a rich nightlife. You can find different type of bars where you can choose between different options. From traditional coffee through live music venues to local ethnic music.
The cultural offer is very varied, highlighting the National Centre de Arte Reina Sofía. Likewise also in the neighborhood, you can find the “Casa Encendida”, social and cultural center of many activities program, and the “Price Theatre/Circus”, venue for the performing arts through exhibitions, workshops and productions.
In its origin Lavapiés was the Jewish Quarter of the city. By order of the King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, was surrounded by a wall which used to close its doors in the evening. The reason was to protect its people rather than isolate them, since the relationship between Jewry and the council was then excellent. In 1391 Jewish mass killings were suffered under the present streets of the Fe, Salitre, Ave Maria, sombrerete and Jesus and Mary.
Near Salitre Street, appeared traces of what could be a Hebrew cemetery. Many Jewish families lived in Lavapies till the days of the expulsion in 1492. It seems that the name of Lavapiés could come from a fountain in the square, which was the ritual washing of the feet before going to the temple.
In the late 1980's Lavapies was a neighborhood inhabited exclusively by older people, typically in older homes and small built around a courtyard, which is called “corrala”. In recent years, the youth population has been gaining ground as well as people from different countries.
The apartment is located in a modern building with lift. This is an exterior and bright apartment of 60 m2, newly furnished with modern and functional furniture.
The Bedroom has two beds (90 x 190 cm) and a double closet. The lounge has sofa beds (140 x 190 cms), a dining table for four and a LCD TV 32 ". The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances. The bathroom is equipped with a bath.
The apartment has wi-fi internet connection. It also has independent air conditioning in the living room and in the room. The heating and hot water are distributed by individual gas boiler.
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$21 / night after 2 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||2 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$650 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2144 /month|
|Check In:||3:00 PM|
|Check Out:||11:00 AM|
We were given a different apartment, so unable to comment on this one.
The one we had was on the first floor.
It was spacious, bright and well located. The 32" flat screen TV and WiFi were a bonus but the kitchen was equipped to a basic standard and there was a lack of cleaning materials.
The apartment looked "tired" and in need of refurbishment. The fact that several light bulbs need to be replaced shows a lack of attention.
It was a very good place for a short stay in Madrid!!