The spring brings a special charm to the Madrilenian evening, the streets become full of people, music and laughter, and the life that during the winter months takes place inside the bars, comes out to the street. The “plazas” and its terraces are the place to have some drinks, enjoy some tapas and spend the evening with friends.
One of the most apetecing places to be during the long spring and summer evenings is the “Plaza de Olavide”. Described by Spanish writer Rafael Rieg as “the secret hart that beats in Chamberi”, an oval square with a huge water fountain in its centre, surrounded by bars and taverns.
A typical Madrilenian “plaza”, away from all touristic guides and all the noise of the historic centre, is an ideal place to get to know the way of life of Chamberi, one of the most upcoming neighbourhoods in the city, with lots of restaurants, bars and interesting stores, and where you can find interesting buildings of diverse styles.
And if you still need more encouragement to get to know this place, the famous Sala Clamores, one of Madrid’s, most prestigious jazz locals is just a block away.