When traveling around, the best possible way to meet locals is through a language exchange or any activity from a buddy program.
Last time I participated at one of these events I discovered a place that really surprised me! A bank! WTH?
To all of you who may be curious of why a bank got my attention, I would like to state that this is some sort of a unique bank because it was expropriated from the former owners. A place where locals meet in order to exchange their time. A bank where there are no euros going around, a public space for meeting others and collaborating with the community.
It doesn’t matter if you are an expert or not, what really matters here is your attitude and the willingness to help others. It is open to visitors and locals alike, located in the heart of Lavapiés, and you will really enjoy your experience here as well as I did.