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Chamberí in Madrid

Chamberí in Madrid: Everything You Need to Know   View Larger Map Chamberí is a highly authentic or ‘castizo’ borough of Madrid that is located close to the downtown and is home to middle- and upper-class residents. With its mix of office buildings and important institutions such as the headquarters of the Popular Party (PP) and the Spanish Cinema Academy, Chamberí has something for everyone.   Chamberí is a large area that spreads west of  Paseo de la Castellana   and borders Raimundo Fernández Villaverde to the north. This means Chamberí is on the axis of...
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Argüelles Madrid

Argüelles Madrid   View Larger Map   Argüelles  is one of the neighbourhoods that resulted from the expansion of Madrid in the second half of the 19th century. The layout of this neighbourhood is a net of perpendicular roads that form square blocks. The main streets are Alberto Aguilera and Princesa, with Moncloa, Chamberí and Tribunal as borough borders.   Additionally, Argüelles is a central neighbourhood in Madrid, so tourists who need to travel around can use public transportation. If a visitor uses the Metro, the stations are Argüelles (lines 3 and 6)...
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Moncloa in Madrid

Moncloa, Madrid   Moncloa in Madrid  is famous worldwide for being the home of Moncloa Palace, the presidential palace of Spain. Moncloa is a western portion of Madrid that borders Argüelles and Ciudad Universitaria. It is one of the best-connected   areas in Madrid ,   and boasts a transport interchange where travelers can get on intercity buses and two Metro lines (lines 3 and 6). Visitors also have ready access to taxis throughout Moncloa.   View Larger Map   What to See in Moncloa   One of the most  attractive places in Moncloa  is Parque del...
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Vallecas in Madrid, the borough of working class

Vallecas   Perhaps, the borough of Vallecas in Madrid is not the most touristic and monumental in the capital of Spain. But this area has particular identity and atmosphere that could be interesting for some visitors. In fact, Vallecas is known as the most working class neighbourhood of the city.   Vallecas used to be a small village centuries ago but it was absorbed by Madrid in 1950. It is located on the east side of the city and it spreads along a main boulevard: Albufera Avenue. As Vallecas is a large zone, there are several Metro stations: Puente de Vallecas, Nueva...
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Ventas in Madrid

Ventas Ventas is a very popular neighbourhood. The people who live here is working class and there is a ‘bull atmosphere’ everywhere, as the greatest bullring in the world is located right here: Las Ventas.   Ventas borders directly with Salamanca borough westward, the most exclusive zone in Madrid, and it is also well communicated with the rest of the city and the region. First of all, because the neighbourhood has a Metro Station: Ventas (Line 2 and 5). Besides this, the main urban highway of Madrid (M-30) crosses Ventas in north-to-south direction....
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Retiro Madrid District

Retiro Madrid District   View Larger Map   Retiro is a district of Madrid , but the borders of the neighbourhood are a little different. What Madrilenian people mean when they talk about Retiro is the space that surrounds the Buen Retiro Park, the biggest urban park in Madrid downtown. Retiro is a large neighbourhood, as only the park is a 350 acres space (1,4 km2). Many bus lines pass by some of the entrance of this green area, including the Madrid Sightseeing buses. The nearest Metro station is Retiro (Line 2), which take the visitor just inside the park. Another...
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Chueca in Madrid

Chueca   Chueca is a small neighbourhood located in Central Madrid, approximately between the streets of Gran Vía, Hortaleza, Barquillo and Fernando VI. Despite being a small zone, Chueca is famous worldwide because it’s one of the liveliest gay neighbourhoods in the world.   Chueca is formed by small and close streets and two squares stand out: Plaza de Chueca and Plaza Vázquez de Mella. The area is well connected to the rest of the city, as there is a Metro station at the heart of the borough: Chueca (Line 5). Other not-so-far stations are Gran Vía (Lines 1 and 5),...
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Barrio de las Letras in Madrid

Barrio de las Letras   Barrio de las Letras is one of the most bohemian neighbourhoods of Madrid. It is tight related to literature because some of the greatest writers of Spanish history were born or died in this zone. In fact, the name of Barrio de las Letras means ‘Letters Neighbourhood’.   Barrio de las Letras is located more or less between Carrera de San Jerónimo and Plaza de las Cortes northward, Atocha Street southward, Plaza de Santa Ana westward and Paseo del Prado eastward. Barrio de las Letras is a pedestrian neighbourhood, so only the people who live there can...
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Lavapiés

Lavapiés   View Larger Map   Lavapiés was one of the most castizo (traditional) neighbourhoods of Madrid, but a couple of decades ago became the most international and exotic borough of the capital. In Lavapiés, very different communities coexist: Chinese, Arabs, Pakistani, Indian, Africans and many others. Lavapiés is the zone located, more or less, between Atocha street, Ronda de Atocha, Ronda de Valencia, Ronda de Toledo, Embajadores street and Tirso de Molina Square. This area is very close to Sol and Central Madrid and it is also well connected by public...
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Atocha in Madrid

Atocha in Madrid   View Larger Map   Atocha is a zone of Madrid that is located in the surroundings of Atocha railway Station . Even if it is a place of arrival and departure of travellers, some of the most interesting attractions of the city can be visited in Atocha. That’s why there also are many hotels and lodgings in this area. Atocha borders with other interesting neighbourhoods of Madrid, such as Barrio de las Letras, Retiro or Lavapiés, so visitors will always have cool plans around here. The public transportation is one of the advantages of staying in...
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Prado Museum

Prado Museum Hailed as one of the most important in the world and the main art gallery in the country, Prado Museum displays art pieces central to the European Art History. The works of such esteemed artists as Diego de Velazquez, Francisco de Goya, Peter Paul Rubens and Hieronymus Bosch or Titian and other masterpiece of the period from the 12 to 19 century will capture the imagination and interest of anyone seeing the collection.   As disinterest of rulers to politics would lead to gains in the promotion of art, the reign of Phillip IV of the Habsburg Dynasty during the...
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Tribunal and Malasaña

Tribunal and Malasaña   View Larger Map   Tribunal and Malasaña are a kind of synonyms: the first term takes the name from the Tribunal Metro Station and the second one, from the Malasaña Street. Anyway, Tribunal and Malasaña are one of the favourite zones to go out at night for many young Madrilenians.   Tribunal and Malasaña zone includes, more or less, the area between Gran Vía, Hortaleza Street, Sagasta Street and Amaniel Street. There are several Metro stations in this area: Tribunal (Lines 1 and 10), Gran Vía (Lines 1 and 5), Alonso Martínez (Lines...
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Barajas Madrid

Barajas Madrid   Barajas is not a central area in Madrid but it has attractions that are still unknown, even for Madrilenians. Due to its nearness to the Madrid Barajas airport , it is a zone full of services, such as restaurants and hotels. Barajas is a borough today, but it was a small town in the past, independent from the city of Madrid.   View Larger Map   Close to Barajas neighbourhood it is Alameda de Osuna, another zone of Madrid tightly related to the airport too. There are several Metro stations here: Campo de las Naciones Barajas,...
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Arturo Soria

Arturo Soria   Arturo Soria is one of the most exclusive areas in Madrid . It is mainly a residential zone and most of these houses are chalets with various floors and garden. Recently, some smalls companies have moved to Arturo Soria, the same as subsidiaries of multinationals. The headquarters of the main Spanish newspapers are located also in this area: El Mundo, ABC, La Razón and a little farther, El País. Arturo Soria is a very long zone, as it spreads along Arturo Soria Street, which is about 6 kilometres long. It starts in Calle Alcalá, close to Ciudad Lineal Metro...
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Serrano in Madrid

Serrano   Serrano in Madrid is one of the most exclusive boroughs in the capital of Spain. This area is called The Golden Mile because it gathers the shops of the best brands in sectors like fashion, jewelry and gastronomy. Hotels and gourmet restaurants are also present in this zone.   Serrano is actually a street located in east Madrid, parallel to Paseo de la Castellana. The Golden Mile spreads along the surrounding area, including important boulevards such as Ortega y Gasset, Juan Bravo, Hermosilla and Príncipe de Vergara. The central Metro station in this area is...
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Sol and Central Madrid

Sol and Central Madrid   The area of Sol and Central Madrid is the more touristic zone of the city. It is the central point of the capital and the country, as the Kilometre 0 of the Spanish roads is located right here: a plate on the ground marks the place in the Puerta del Sol, just in front of the Casa de Correos. So, Sol and Central Madrid is the heart of this metropolis.   Sol and Central Madrid is an area delimited by Callao and Gran Via northward, Tirso de Molina square southward, Canalejas and Santa Ana squars eastward and Opera square westward. Sol and Central...
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La Latina in Madrid

La Latina   La Latina is one of the liveliest neighbourhoods of Madrid, as well as one of the most historic. It spreads southward Segovia street, where Muslim people used to live in the Middle Ages. The names of many streets in La Latina remind us of that ancient past: Plaza de la Paja (Hay square), where the hay was sent; Plaza de la Cebada (Barley square), where the barley could be bought; Puerta de Moros (Moors Gate), the entrance the Moors used in the Middle Ages...   What Madrilenian people mean by La Latina is the neighbourhood around Latina Metro Station (Line...
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