Barrio de Lavapiés
Time Out says
The Lavapiés barrio represents the fusion of peoples and cultures that Madrid has experimented with in recent years. Indian restaurants stand alongside typical Madrid taverns, and immigrants make up the social fibre that holds Lavapiés together. The August parties celebrating San Lorenzo are well-known throughout the city and beyond, and Tapapiés, an international tapas route that takes place in autumn, is also now a must-attend event.