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20 Sep 2018
“Cool street art with urbex vibes”
9 Aug 2018
“Quirky and interesting”
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank SiiriJ16
Reviewed 9 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Super cool alternative place in central Madrid full of interesting graffiti art and creative workshops.

Thank b0ik0t
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

One of the must-visit places in Madrid with graffities, concerts exhibitions and other activities, if you wanna meet with real people and you like this underground style with all of the pros and cons.

Thank Anita H
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Genevieve D
Reviewed 4 July 2017

The exhibition space of La Tabacalera is amazing. This former tabacco factory has been converted into an exhibition space as well as workshop space for artists.

Thank Madrid_2007
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great place full with art and culture in alternative ways, all for free and in a very welcoming atmosphere.

Thank Pani A
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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.

Thank HappyGuest T
Reviewed 30 October 2016

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

Thank serenagrimaldi
Reviewed 2 October 2016

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

1  Thank Stephen P
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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
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