The best neighborhoods in Madrid
Madrid is divided into 21 zones and each zone is divided into neighborhoods. The starting point is the Puerta del Sol. Here you will find the famous zero kilometer, all roads in Spain start from that point. It is also the main meeting place of Madrid people. The most attractive neighborhoods in Madrid are all located around Puerta del Sol: Sol, Huertas, La Latina, Chueca, Malasaña, a little further south, the colorful Lavapiés and further north, the student neighborhood Moncloa / Argüelles ...
Chueca is known for being the gay and lesbian neighborhood of Madrid. During the day you can find many and very good bars and restaurants to go out. The center of the neighborhood is the Plaza de Chueca. At night the area becomes a hotbed of people partying, dancing in bars and streets. Metro: Chueca
Argüelles / Moncloa
Right next to the University City, the Moncloa and Argüelles district welcomes many students at night, but has a very varied offer. Argüelles is especially known for the Basses of Argüelles, where you can find many different discos, bars and clubs. You can also find alternative sites, as well as the main and most important clubs and clubs. Near this area is the Parque del Oeste as well as the Museum of America. Metro: Argüelles / Moncloa
La Latina is in the south-west of Sol and one of the main characteristics of this neighborhood is its narrow streets, its beautiful old buildings and its squares. On Sundays "El Rastro" opens in La Latina. It is a great street market where you can find everything. Metro: La Latina
Lavapiés is probably the most multicultural neighborhood in Madrid, heavily influenced by African, Arab and Gypsy cultures. Lavapiés Square is the center of the neighborhood. If you walk a little to the south you will find very interesting places, where you can see musicians playing in the street, or selling drinks and food. The bars you find there will always have an artistic atmosphere. In addition there is a large selection of Arabic and Indian restaurants. Tip: Lavapiés is not the safest neighborhood in Madrid ... be careful with your belongings! Metro: Lavapiés
Madrid of the Austrias
The name "Madrid de las Austrias" refers to the period in which the Habsburgs were in Spain and many of the buildings with their beautiful architecture still tell stories of that time. It is one of the most stylish neighborhoods, its houses are located in one of the main walks of the city. Metro: Opera
Fuencarral Street, which runs from Gran Vía street to the Malasaña area, has a London-like appearance. A wide variety of shops with modern clothes introduce us to the most alternative neighborhood of Madrid. In addition, we can find a wide range of bars and restaurants from which you can choose. Metro: Malasaña / Tribunal
Salamanca / Serrano / Goya
This neighborhood has its main passage sites on Velázquez and Serrano streets to go from north to south and Goya street to go from east to west. It is one of the residential areas best seen by Madrid, with many shops of well-known designers on both sides of the sidewalk. Also, Salamanca is the neighborhood where AIL Madrid is located. Metro: Goya / Serrano / Velázquez
Points for orientation
The most important avenue in Madrid goes from north to south and divides the city into two parts. The Avenue begins in the south in Atocha (the most famous train station in Madrid) where it is called the Paseo del Prado and it becomes the Paseo de Recoletos in the Plaza de Cibeles. Leaving Atocha you will first find the famous Reina Sofía museum and the Botanical Garden and right next to the Prado Museum and also the Retiro park. Before the Plaza Cibeles you will find the Thyssen Bornemisza museum. In Plaza Colón, the avenue changes its name to Paseo de la Castellana, which passes through Nuevos Ministerios, to the north, where you will find the Real Madrid football stadium, the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Leaving Moncloa to Princess Street you will reach Argüelles and then to the Plaza de España, there the street becomes Gran Via street and takes you to Callao, Gran Via and the Cibeles fountain, as well as to the elegant office of central post office There the street becomes Alcalá street and they pass through the Puerta de Alcalá and one of the main entrances of the Retiro park. Following the street you will reach Goya.
Sun / Orchards
Sol is the area right next to the Puerta del Sol, Huertas is the area that goes from the south of the city to Sol. Sol is vibrant and full of life, right in the heart of Madrid. You can find different types of bars around, some very touristy and others typically Spanish. Metro: Sol