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Architecture Tour in Madrid Lavapiés- Rastro

Madrid, Spain

Experience hosted by Emilio

3 hoursHosted in Spanish and English
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

We propose you learning something more about the neighborhood of Lavapiés and bordering from the urbanistic, historical and architectonic point of view. We recommend you to save some time before the aperitif at the Rastro (street market only on sunday morning) to walk together and learn about the history of theaters as Figaro, Calderon or Pavón, cinemas as Ideal, cafés, markets, restaurants, museums or residential buildings in the authentic heart of Madrid. The magazine Traveller Conde Nast has choosen our neighbourhood as the coolest in the world in 2019. Works of architects as Linazasoro, Muguruza or street artists as Boa Mistura or Okudart will be on our tour together. Small gems hidden as the Municipal printing, magnificent rationalist industrial building of 1930 or the latest in the area to have a drink like the Sala Equis, the last X cinema in Madrid. The Sueca Palace, knowed because of the spanish serie “The Ministry of the Time”, near the end of its rehabilitation precedes Cascorro and the history of how the famous street market called Rastro began, combining the most traditional with the latest vintage furniture in the Santa Ana Street Market. From there to the Tabacalera, the next venue of Reina Sofia Contemporany Art Museum that it will remember you some industrial buildings of other cities as Berlin and where you could see some of the best works of street art at its walls. Doctour Fourquet Street with its new art galleries until the extension of Reina Sofía Museum by Jean Nouvel, returning to Lavapiés by Argumosa Street, the “maritime walk” of the neighborhood, visiting some of its corralas, the most typical type of housing around a courtyyard, ending our walk at the San Fernando Market where you can have an aperitif with a vermouth and tapas while we talk about everything we have seen and I give you some recommendations for your stay in Madrid.
Other things to note
Access to all buildings is included.
Stop at several places where you can drink or snack something in the middle of the architour and at the end we could eat tapas with a drink. What you consume is not included.
On sundays morning we will visit the street market called Rastro.
We propose you learning something more about the neighborhood of Lavapiés and bordering from the urbanistic, historical and architectonic point of view. We recommend you to save some time before the aperitif at the Rastro (street market only on sunday morning) to walk together and learn about the history of theaters as Figaro, Calderon or Pavón, cinemas as Ideal, cafés, markets, restaurants, museums or residential buildings in the authentic heart…

Meet your host, Emilio

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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I am Emilio Orduña, I was born in Madrid a few years ago and I studied Architecture at the ETSAM of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. I have been working for 15 years developing very diverse projects in Madrid as you can see in my profile in Behance and Linkedin.

I love to travel and I love visiting buildings and cities that I have admired and studied before and I like to be explained by fellow architects from other countries who enrich the experience that makes those hours of exchange together unforgettable. I do it for all those who are interested in architecture by vocation, profession or mere hobby.
I am Emilio Orduña, I was born in Madrid a few years ago and I studied Architecture at the ETSAM of the Polytechnic University of Madrid. I have been working for 15 years developing very diverse projects in Madrid as you can see in my profile in Behance and Linkedin.

I love to travel and I love visiting buildings and cities that I have admired and studied before and I like to be explained by fellow architects from other countries who enrich the experience that makes those hours of exc…
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Where you'll be

Municipal printing, rationalist industrial building of 1933. Sala Equís, the old X cinema that has become a trendy place for a drink. Rastro area (street market only on sunday morning) with the new vintage shops of scandinavian furniture and the old antiques ones, Café Pavón, Plaza Vara del Rey and its social houses , Tabacalera and its exhibition halls with the best street art on its walls, CDN Theater in Lavapiés, galleries in Doctor Fourquet, Escuelas Pías and San Fernando Market.

Rated 4.90 out of 5 from 30 reviews.

Alejandra
November 2020
Somos de Madrid y buscábamos un plan atractivo y seguro para estos momentos de pandemia. Emilio nos explicó hasta el último detalle del recorrido y pudimos ver Madrid de una forma diferente. Tiene un profundo conocimiento de la arquitectura y lo adereza con anécdotas que te hacen muy amena la visita. Prepara tan a conciencia los recorridos que el día anterior fue a ver la exposición de la Tabacalera para poder explicarla mejor. Al hacerlo compartió la experiencia en sus redes sociales y tuvimos la suerte de que el artista, Jorge Conde, agradecido por este gesto, nos acompañase en el recorrido (una exposición totalmente recomendable, por cierto. Hasta el 31 de enero en Tabacalera). En resumen: no ha podido ser mejor. Estamos muy contentas de haber elegido este plan y repetiremos. ¡Muchas gracias por todo!
Somos de Madrid y buscábamos un plan atractivo y seguro para estos momentos de pandemia. Emilio nos explicó hasta el último detalle del recorrido y pudimos ver Madrid de una forma…
Maria Celia
October 2019
Se trata de una linda experiencia para hacer porque la mirada...es otra. Y dejándose llevar por ella, uno "ve" aspectos que jamás los hubiera pensado. Y entiende que las resonancias de la arquitectura van más allá...tambien cuentan de formas de pensar.
Se trata de una linda experiencia para hacer porque la mirada...es otra. Y dejándose llevar por ella, uno "ve" aspectos que jamás los hubiera pensado. Y entiende que las resonancia…
Maria
October 2019
Aprendí cosas sobre El barrio que ni los mismos lugareños saben como porqué se llama Rastro o la verdadera historia del la plaza Tirso de Molina. Emilio te enseña rincones que por mi misma jamas hubiera encontrado. Me ha gustado mucho recorrer Lavapies con Emilio. Gracias!
Aprendí cosas sobre El barrio que ni los mismos lugareños saben como porqué se llama Rastro o la verdadera historia del la plaza Tirso de Molina. Emilio te enseña rincones que por…
Gilles
September 2019
I had never quite understood the appeal of Madrid, but that was before the tour. Now, I can't get enough of it! Thanks to Emilio's extensive knowledge, I have discovered Lavapiés and realized why Madrid should be explored with a local guide, an architect, a new friend. I enjoyed it so much that I walked the same path on my own the following day (with Emilio's info still lingering in my head). Do not miss this opportunity - or as locals say: ¡No te lo puedes perder!
I had never quite understood the appeal of Madrid, but that was before the tour. Now, I can't get enough of it! Thanks to Emilio's extensive knowledge, I have discovered Lavapiés a…
Sk
August 2019
It was an excellent tour. One can tell from Emilio's way of giving the tour that he really is excited about what he's talking about. A wonderful way to get to know about Madrid's architectural style and some sociopolitical history related to that.
It was an excellent tour. One can tell from Emilio's way of giving the tour that he really is excited about what he's talking about. A wonderful way to get to know about Madrid's a…
Michelle
August 2019
Emilio led a wonderful tour of Lavapies. I had booked this tour for myself and my dad since my dad was an architect and I figured this would be a unique way to discover a part of Madrid. Emilio started with a brief history of Madrid - which may be familiar to some, but really helped set the scene for us and already gave us a wealth of knowledge. As we walked through the neighborhood, Emilio pointed out various styles of architecture from different time periods, and took us into multiple little spots that we never would have discovered on our own and were very worth seeing. The architecture is not necessarily grandiose or scream-from-the-rooftops, but we left feeling like we knew Madrid better than we would have without this tour. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon and Emilio is clearly very passionate. Thank you again!
Emilio led a wonderful tour of Lavapies. I had booked this tour for myself and my dad since my dad was an architect and I figured this would be a unique way to discover a part of M…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Camera and battery portable for your phone

Comfortable footwear