The districts of Madrid.

Find the one with your name on it.

At the geographical heart of Spain sits its capital, Madrid. Divided up in to 17 neighbourhoods, it’s a busy, bustling and metropolitan city which boasts an extensive metro system. The city scape is speckled with green in the form of Madrid´s many beautiful parks, such as the Parque del Retiro, Jardines de Sabatini and the Parque del Oeste. It’s also studded with cultural tourist attractions such as the Royal Palace, the Plaza Mayor and Prado Museum, most of which can be found in district number one, or the centre. 

Old town

Center

21 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
The heart of Madrid, an area full of monuments where the city’s main museums, squares and historic palaces are located. Ideal for a bit of shopping, the area features various pedestrian streets full of brand name shops. The area is also home to many tapas bars and restaurants.

Highlights:
The Puerta del Sol, the city’s heart and the starting point for measuring all national motorways, the Plaza de Cibeles, the favourite place of Madrid residents for any major celebration; Plaza Mayor and Plaza Santa Ana with their exciting nightlife. The Madrid Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Callao shopping district, the major museums and the Academy of Fine Arts also stand out.

Getting there:
The entire centre of Madrid is served by various metro lines, making it easy to get around: Gran Via L1 and L5, Callao L3 and L5, Sol L1, L2 and L3, and Opera L2, L5 and Renfe tains.

Why stay:
Staying in the city centre means having some of Madrid’s most important monuments close to hand. For those who enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city and everything it has to offer.

Chamartín

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Chamberí

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Chueca

15 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
A small district that is full of life, both cosmopolitan and fun. The heart of gay life in Madrid and much more: here you will find numerous nightclubs and restaurants. Known also for its early 20th century buildings.

Highlights:
The Plaza de Chueca and its terraces, the numerous designer shops, the generally bohemian atmosphere and the fantastic nightclubs, as well as the wide and varied selection of bars and restaurants.

Getting there:
The area can reached on foot from the city centre and from Malasaña. It can also be reached by taking metro line L5 to the Chueca stop.

Why stay:
An alternative, bohemian district for those who wish to enjoy the Madrid nightlife and get around on foot.

Lavapies

2 apartments in this neighbourhood
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One of the areas of Madrid with most personality. The old Jewish Quarter, today the area is a melting pot of many different cultures. The area stands out for it ethnic diversity, as well as its bohemian and alternative character that is also reflected in the enjoyable nightlife.

Highlights:
The Plaza Lavapiés, which gives its name to the district, and the Plaza Tirso de Molina. The Rastro, a typical Madrid market and one of the largest in the world, is a must-see. The area is also home to many interesting art galleries, cultural centres, theatres and flamenco bars.

Getting there:
The area is central and well-connected thanks to the numerous metro stops: Tirso de Molina and Antón Martín (L1), La Latina (L5) and Lavapiés (L3).

Why stay:
Ideal for those who wish to stay in a bohemian and multicultural district with lots of life both by day and night: art galleries, small cinemas and many bars and restaurants.

Malasaña

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Salamanca

3 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
The area stands out for its characteristic gridiron street pattern. A residential area with few tourists that is home to luxury restaurants and shops.

Highlights:
The Paseo de la Castellana, shopping in the Calle Serrano, the Puerta de Alcalá with access to the Retiro Park, and the Residencia de Estudiantes, where Federico Garcia Lorca, Salvador Dalí and Miguel de Unamuno lived.

Getting there:
Well-connected, the Salamanca district can be reached by taking the metro to the following stops: Colón, Serrano, Velázquez (L4), Goya (L3 and L5), Retiro and Príncipe de Vergara (L2).

Why stay:
A residential area, peaceful and safe at night. Central, well-connected and close to the large green spaces of the Retiro Park.