Madrid, Spain’s capital, is spotted with lots of exciting attractions and hotels. It is located at the centre of the Iberian Peninsula and surrounded by natural parks and mountains. If you are visiting the city for the first time, you will undoubtedly enjoy the city’s great monuments like the Plaza Mayor, a royal palace, museums like the Reina Sofia, Del Prado or Thyssen that host the best art pieces of famous Spanish painters.
Travellers looking for a bit of entertainment will love Madrid’s two large amusement parks like the new Warner Bros Park and the many international concerts held in the city.
Getting to know the city can be overwhelming given the many districts that this city hosts. A general sense of the location of each neighbourhood is important because most of them overlap while others are divided by one street.
Take Chueca, only a stone’s throw from Gran Via, is dubbed the best place to out in Madrid. Also referred to as the gay neighbourhood, it is praised for having the trendiest nightlife in the city. You will find the famed Mercado de San Anton, a three-storey food market that offers different types of delicious food and hosts a rooftop bar. The neighbourhood also boasts hip restaurants, nightclubs and stores.
Art lovers will enjoy staying at the quaint Barrio De Las Letras. It is usually referred to as the neighbourhood above Huertas and is famous for the many ancient writers who lived here- Lope de Vega, Quevedo and Cervantes, among others. You will also find many arts and crafts events here and cultural sites in the neighbourhood.
Tourists looking to get a taste of some Indian food should stay at LaVapies. Though it has that rugged feel, it is changing to the trendiest district in Madrid thanks to the diverse cuisine served here- edgy culture and hip bars. The next section shows the best place to stay based on different categories.
What’s the best area to experience the city as a local or when visiting the first time, what’s the best district for shopping or a romantic getaway, or where to stay on a budget ? Read on below to find out more best neighbourhoods to stay in Madrid Spain.
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