Madrid through its neighborhoods: Barrio Salamanca

Are you into some good shopping sessions? Then you can’t miss out Salamanca.

Salamanca is a glamorous area and one of the most expensive neighborhoods to live in Madrid. The streets Calle Serrano and Calle José Ortega y Gasset are known as the “golden mile”; the most luxurious shops of Madrid are placed in these streets, such as Dior, Chanel, D&G and Louis Vuitton. These are expensive shops but also nice to have a look at it from the outside! Continue reading “Madrid through its neighborhoods: Barrio Salamanca”

Madrid through its neighborhoods: Chueca

Welcome to the trendy and hip neighborhood in downtown Madrid.

When Chueca crosses your mind, you will probably think of the “gay” neighborhood, which is something you can’t deny. When the gay marriage was approved in 2005, a lot of Madrilenos settled here. Thanks to this gay side of Chueca it has become a very modern neighborhood filled with lots of hip and trendy bars and restaurants! Continue reading “Madrid through its neighborhoods: Chueca”

Madrid through its neighborhoods: La Latina

In previous posts we’ve discussed some of the nice things to do and see in Sol and Lavapiés, the heart of Madrid. Today we are going to talk about another area in town which is worth a visit: La Latina.

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Madrid through its neighborhoods: Sol

As you may know, Madrid is divided in several areas. In these areas there are plenty of things to do and see, and since it is a lot of information we are going to discuss one place at a time, we started last week with Lavapiés and today it’s time to talk about Sol.

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Madrid through its neighborhoods: Lavapiés

We want to bring you closer to Madrid, so you can discover its very own essence. That’s why we start this series of articles on neighborhoods in the city, so you learn where to go, what to find, and what to expect when you arrive here.

Lavapiés is, without any doubt, the most multicultural neighborhood of Madrid. Just like any other district downtown, you will find many traditional Spanish tapas bars (most of them pretty cheap though, even cheaper than in nearby neighborhoods). However, you will also run into many other types of cuisines (Indian, Chinese, Moroccan Lebanese, Senegalese, Ethiopian… you name it), and many other cultures than Spanish, all mixed in a way that the rhythm of the city changes in Lavapiés. Continue reading “Madrid through its neighborhoods: Lavapiés”