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Plaza Lavapiés

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The heart of the historic Jewish barrio, this plaza at the top of Calle de la Fe remains a multicultural neighborhood hub. To the east is the Calle de la Fe (Street of Faith), which was called Calle Sinagoga until the expulsion of the Jews in 1492. The church of San Lorenzo at the end was built on the site of the razed synagogue. Legend says Jews and Moors who chose baptism over exile had to walk up this street barefoot to the ceremony to demonstrate their new faith.

Updated: 07-10-2013

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