• La Latina

    Officially part of the Palacio neighborhood, this bustling area bordered by Calle de Segovia to the north; Calle... Read More
  • Barrio de las Letras

    The Barrio de las Letras, long favored by tourists for its clean-cut looks and its fun places to hang out, was... Read More
  • El Escorial

    Outside Madrid in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama, El Escorial, commissioned by Felipe II and built... Read More
  • Salamanca and Retiro

    By the mid-19th century, city officials decided to expand Madrid beyond the 1625 wall erected by Felipe IV. The... Read More
  • Chamartin

    This large neighborhood, which extends to the north of the city from Avenida de América, wasn’t annexed to Madrid... Read More
  • Sol

    In this small neighborhood built in the 16th century, the Plaza del Sol used to mark the city’s geographic center.... Read More
  • Salamanca

    The Salamanca neighborhood, one of the new areas included in the program of city expansions which started in the... Read More
  • Palacio

    Madrid’s oldest neighborhood, Palacio is the home of the imposing Palacio Real. This is where the military post... Read More
  • Chamberi

    Chamberí is a large area to the north of Salamanca. It's mostly residential but has a few lively spots, especially... Read More
  • Rastro

    The Rastro area in Embajadores traces back to the last third of the 16th century, when it marked the lower part... Read More
  • Chueca

    Chueca has been completely transformed by the gay community. Noisy bars and overcrowded nightclubs are still a... Read More
  • Malasana

    Famous for being the epicenter of La Movida, the countercultural movement that united rockers, punks, artists and... Read More
  • Tetuan

    As the city of Madrid was growing it also needed to expand its boundaries to annex what in the second half of the... Read More
  • Lavapies

    Housed along its sloping narrow streets, Lavapiés has the highest concentration of immigrants—mostly Chinese, Indian,... Read More
  • Retiro

    The Retiro holds the city's best-known park, Parque del Buen Retiro, and the neighborhood’s borders extend both... Read More
  • Moncloa

    A large neighborhood extending to the northwest of Madrid, Moncloa includes high-class residential areas, such... Read More