I have been living in Lavapiés since 2005 and I admit that there is no other neighborhood like it. Thanks in part to Esto es una plaza.
This is a square is a social, cultural and educational project run by a local NGO which aims to offer a public space to everybody. It’s was here where I learned when the best time to sow is, which season best fits for fruits or even how to differentiate the types of cuts we can make in plants and trees.
I also ride a bike in the city center Madrid and it’s been at Esto es una plaza where other members showed me how to fix my gears. There’s also the possibility to participate in different workshops. The people who represent ESUP offer a great help to the community, and you can even exchange language lessons at this little square located between Atocha Renfe Station and Lavapiés.