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Madrid Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods

Madrid attractions: historical quarters and trendy squares



Streets, Squares and Neighbourhoods


1 Plaza Mayor
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The Plaza Mayor is a central plaza in the city of Madrid, Spain. The centre of the square is occupied by a Statue of Philip III. The Plaza Mayor is rectangular in shape and is surrounded by three-story residential...

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2 Puerta del Sol
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The Puerta del Sol, is a Spanish name for Gate of the Sun and is considered as one of the most recognized and the busiest places in Madrid. This is the centre of the radial network of Spanish roads. Also, this square has the popular...

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3 Plaza de España
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It is one of the major squares in the city, with a large central fountain and a monument dedicated to the writer Miguel De Cervantes, enriched by statues of the main characters of Don Quixote. The square also holds two important buildings from the...

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4 Market of San Miguel
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The heart of the gastronomic culture of Madrid. It consists of 75 stalls offering great quality local products. It is one of the most characteristic places of the city, surrounded by taverns and rooms ideal for a delicious dinner.

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Address: Plaza San Miguel, 1 + Share


5 Fuente de Cibeles
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The Plaza de Cibeles is a square having a neo-classical complex of marble sculptures with fountains that has become an iconic symbol for Madrid City. One can see the fountain of Cibeles known as the Paseo de Recoletos....

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6 Calle Gran Via
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Madrid offers various attractions for all types of visitors. One of such attractions is the Gran Via. This shopping mall is known as shoppers’ paradise. It is a vibrant shopping area and near this place there are a...

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7 Barrio de Salamanca
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Another unique tourist destination in Madrid is Barrio de Salamanca. It is the elite residential area where the upper class of the city resides. The site bears private art galleries and is well-equipped with hotels....

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8 Malasana
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Probably the most alternative and bustling avenue in the city, Malasaña offers numerous clubs with lots of music and excellent drinks. The evening is filled with young people walking around with the famous "botillon" spend their evening with music,...

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Address: Plaza del Dos de Mayo + Share


9 Plaza de la Villa
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Rank: 34 About 194

The square is considered the oldest in the city. It's origins date back to the medieval period. In the center stands the statue of the sailor Don Alvaro De Bazan, who led the Spanish fleet in the Battle of Lepanto in 1571. On the square there are...

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10 Plaza de Oriente
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Third most important square of the city of Madrid, Plaza de Oriente, not far from the Royal Palace, is famous for it's monument dedicated to the memory of Philip IV and the impressive gardens that surround it. In the square there are many fine cafès,...

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11 Calle del Arenal
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Rank: 39 About 194

The busiest street of the city, where there are many bars, restaurants and hotels that make that turn it into the most touristic area of Madrid. The various historical buildings and monuments are also important, such as the Descalzas Reales Monastery.

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12 Lavapiès
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Rank: 49 About 194

The most multicultural avenue in Madrid, influenced by the African, Arabic and gypsy cultures. There are many interesting clubs, many street artists, sellers of any sort of object and restaurants/bars offering food from around the world.

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13 Triball
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The Triball district in Madrid has become a reference point for trendy shoppers and avant-garde culture. Today the most interesting creative workshops of the Spanish scene are concentrated here.

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Address: Calle de la Ballesta, 4 + Share


14 Vallecas
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Rank: 96 About 194

Vallecas was formerly a village near to Madrid. At present, it is a suburb of Madrid City. Vallecas is a neighborhood of Madrid and composes two districts. One is Puente de Vallecas, having 240,917 population, and...

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15 Castilla square
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Rank: 116 About 194

Entering Plaza Castilla you will have the feeling of being catapulted into the future. In front of you, you will find two huge skyscrapers to make shadow, known as the Kio towers. Here, the main arteries of the city flow together.

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Address: Plaza de Castilla + Share


16 Glorieta de Cuatro Caminos
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Glorieta de Cuatro Caminos is a large square in Madrid. At it's center there is a roundabout which promotes the sorting of cars along four major roads. It is the perfect starting point for those interested in shopping!

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17 Plaza de Colón
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Rank: 145 About 194

The square is dedicated to the Genoese navigator Christopher Columbus. It has a large green space, the Jardines del Descubrimiento, within which there is a monument dedicated to the discovery of America, three large concrete sculptures called "The...

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