Madrid, the capital of city of Spain, is located at the center of the Iberian Peninsula. Its central geographic location means that it is well connected with all other Spanish regions and makes movement between places extremely easy and comfortable.
Madrid is a bustling city by day and night. The city always has something to offer whether it’s beautiful, winding cobblestone streets, terraces and tapas, amazing art collections and exhibitions or world class soccer stadiums and facilities.
Amongst all of the beauty that Madrid has to offer, the city has also experienced a heavy influx of immigration in the last twenty years. Immigrant communities have created enclaves in certain neighborhoods in the city, Lavapiés being one of them.
Lavapiés is home to the highest concentration of immigrants in the Spanish capital with citizens from over 50 different nationalities. Many of the immigrant youth population living in the neighborhood face risk of social exclusion. Dragones de Lavapiés, our hosting organization in the ‘barrio’ works with the youth of Lavapies, using sport as the medium to foster coexistence and social inclusion.