The sun from a rooftop in Lavapiés
Lavapiés was originally the Jewish quarter of the Spanish capital and today is a multicultural area, maybe the most multicultural area in the city whose twisted district streets give us the former Escuelas Pías de Madrid, a school run by the religious order of the Escolapios which now belongs to the National Distance Learning University. Its rooftop houses a very curious cafe that serves as a bubble to isolate one from the urban bustle. This is the Gaudeamus Café, a premises whose main sign of identity is the large terrace that can take you away from everything while you gaze at the adjacent district from above.
The Gaudeamus is a destination for all kinds of youngsters in search of a ray of sunlight and a little silence amidst the noisy muddle of the greater Madrid. Menus at a more than reasonable price, beers and coffee are the star products of the bar, which serves more and more drinks as the afternoon goes on. As a necessary, attractive complement, a highly appealing cultural program gives this premises a worthy place amidst its physical environment, see academic, which is precisely the reason for its so peculiar timetable. Gaudeamus Café opens its doors from Mondays to Fridays at 3:30 p.m. and on Saturdays at 6 p.m. It always closes at midnight, which is very early considering the length of the nights in Madrid.