In honour of its name ('libertad' means 'freedom' in Spanish), it started out as one of the hubs of the anti-Franco movement, attracting famous journalists and writers during the dictatorship. Later, in 1975, when it started going by the name Libertad 8 Café, it became the quintessential venue for new singer-song writers like Pedro Guerra, Gemma and Pavel, Rosana and others.
The café was a showcase for these new creative artists, a place where they could stage their performances, moving tunes and passionate lyrics. The venue has an early 20th century player-piano, still in pristine condition. That same spirit characterises the bar to this day, and many rising stars take to the stage in search of their big break.
Over time, the name of the café (the address) has become a staple for culture for people of all ages, hosting a number of activities like book signings and presentations, poetry and short story readings, photography and painting exhibitions, theatre plays, storytellers and, of course, concerts.
Mon-Thu 6pm– 2:30am. ; Fri-Sat 6pm-3am ; Sun 5pm-1.30am
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