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Friendly cats

We had a lot of fun playing with the cats and stroking them. All the cats have their own individual... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Marta P
via mobile
Lovely relaxing place to chill

Having read great reviews I wasn’t disappointed with our visit. The staff on arrival explained... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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C/Argumosa 28, Local 1, 28012 Madrid, Spain
+34 916 22 58 31
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Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lot of fun playing with the cats and stroking them. All the cats have their own individual personalities and are not afraid of visitors. The price is also good. Will definitely go there again when I'm in Madrid.

Thank Marta P
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Having read great reviews I wasn’t disappointed with our visit. The staff on arrival explained things clearly and offered us a free drink from their self service area. They then wrote the time we entered on our wristbands. We spent about an hour enjoying the...More

Thank 629Hayley
Reviewed 11 July 2018

These cats are spoilt and loved and that couldn't make me happier - they live in safety and have loads of space to roam. The minimal entrance fee you pay is used to support them - drinks were free!! non alcoholic, but still worth the...More

Thank NadiaPersaud76
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Off the main streets but close to the center of town, this is a nice way to spend an hour while visiting Madrid.

Thank Walt A
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This is literally like having your own home filled with dozens of cats. Playful, and relaxed, all kinds of kitties to enjoy while having a drink or reading a book. Absolutely recommended.

Thank Maximo M
Reviewed 15 May 2018

I'd say this is less of a cafe, and more of a cat adoption/play area. They charge you for the time you are there (you get a wristband and pay once you are done) and it comes with a free bottled/canned drink. The employees spoke...More

Thank stefnicole
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Here in Madrid on a college art trip and decided to drop by its only €6 for 1 hour and it’s so cute everyone’s so sweet there and we all loved it so much it was the best day of my life 15/10 would recommend

2  Thank Greasy L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

As cat lovers, we stopped in to check it out. Very nice place, seemed like an old apartment converted to a cat sanctuary. Lots of cats around, cool atmosphere and nice to relax and spend some time with the cats residing there.

1  Thank Scott E
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

After visiting Museo Reina Sofia, we decided to stop by La Gatoteca because we have never experienced a cat cafe before. Well, it's not really a cat cafe per se, it is really more of a cat shelter where you have an opportunity to interact...More

1  Thank buttercup1211
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I had heard about this place and thought I can't leave Madrid once more without visiting it. So that I did today. They have around 15-20 cats in two floors area and you pay according to the time you spend inside (approx. 6€ per hour)...More

Thank Ania L
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Walking into this neighbourhood is like entering a
different country ... except it's hard to tell which
one it is. One side of Calle Lavapiés is lined with
Indian restaurants, the other with kebab shops. Men in
traditional African clothing convene outside their
businesses for long chats, and people shout to each
other across plazas and streets. Interspersed among
ethnic specialty shops are independent theaters and
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9 July 2018|
Response from Maximo M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is ;)