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A realistic bronze monument of a man carrying a flaming baton in his hand and s rifle on his back. He was clearly a hero during the 19th century. As you head South down the hill he becomes more imposing.
The Statue Of Eloy Gonzalo is a really lovely looking and eye catching statue that is located in a nice little plaza we chanced upon as we were wandering around the eclectic and vibrant Lavapies neighbourhood.
The statue is a landmark feature in a square...More
Sat at the tables facing the statue. Curious as to the history and Googled it. Once through the Spanish sites we found the fascinating history. We were here on a Weekday so no market, though an interesting area.
The statue of Eloy Gonzalo stands in the Plaza del Cascorro. He was a Spanish soldier who died in Cuba in 1897 and is considered a Spanish hero.
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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
dance studios, and two large arts and cultural centers — the beautiful Casa Encendida and the Tabacalera, a former tobacco factory — all of which attract young crowds. Along Calle Argumosa, the place to go for drinks, artists and art appreciators with piercings and dreadlocks convene in the street’s eclectic array of young, hip bars. Though some of the side streets can get a little seedy at night, Lavapiés is still the place to go for those seeking a unique blend of arts and culture in an international and funky neighbourhood.