You could be lucky and find a last minute deal on studios and cheap apartments to rent for any Spanish holiday close to Plaza Santa Ana – an area rich in history and culture also known as Cortes or Huertas.
This district is within walking distance to the world famous Prado museum, Reina Sofia, the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum of art and Retiro Park a peaceful haven of 120 hectares situated right in the city. It’s a wonderful place to while away the afternoons with a tapas picnic on one of the parks many rowing boats.
If you are a foodie and love to sample local dishes and delicacies, La Latina could be for you. One of the oldest areas in Madrid, café filled squares and narrow streets are decorated with vibrant artwork and colourful shop fronts. It has some of the best tapas bars and bodegas in the city which stay open into the early hours.
La Latina is close to major tourist attractions with locals and visitors choosing this as their preferred area to rent. It can be fairly lively in the evenings – if you are looking for peace and tranquility, you may be suited better elsewhere.
If you are travelling on a budget and seek a cheap studio or apartment rental for long or short term rent the popular area of Lavapiés is worth a closer look. A residential area packed full of ethnic eateries and independent shops, it is a melting pot of nationalities. If you are keen to immerse yourself in many cultures and still be within walking distance from tourist and shopping zones you could consider this area.
For creatives who love fashion and all things art and music related rent your property in edgy, bohemian Malasaña district. Home to the University, this area has the added bonus of its close proximity to the main shopping street in Madrid – Gran Via.
For the night owls the best party scene in Madrid is in Chueca. Plaza de Chueca is the place to go wild and be seen- just don’t expect to get much sleep if you rent a property here!
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