Hidden gems in Madrid: readers’ travel tips

April 3, 2014

A market in a museum, an arthouse cinema, great eateries, rooftop bars, a hidden spa, and even a bilingual pub quiz. There’s lots of great ways to enjoy Madrid like a local

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You wouldn’t realise this restaurant, hidden in the Lavapiés neighbourhood, was here unless someone tipped you off. The Gaudeamus Café is on top of the Escuelas Pías, an old university. It’s beautiful and quirky and offers amazing views over the city. The restaurant is on the fourth floor, but don’t use the lift or you’ll miss the building it’s full of history.
Calle Tribulete 14, Edificio Escuelas Pías, +34 915 282594, gaucafe.com Ana81


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