Madrid neighborhoods

Along the Gran Via

The Gran Vía is Madrid’s main thoroughfare, and the street is lined with beautiful buildings, shops, and cinemas. A wide rang of accommodation options, from one-stars to five-stars, are available along this expansive boulevard.

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Chueca - Chamberi

Chueca, located north of the Gran Via, is full of bars and dance clubs and is usually packed with people. In the warmer months, the Plaza de Chueca is a particularly popular hang-out spot. In addition to being the city’s nightlife center, Chueca is the heart of gay Madrid.

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Near Atocha Station & Prado Museum

Atocha is a residential neighborhood south of the Puerta del Sol. The area is home to the Atocha Train Station, and many of Madrid’s finest museums—including the Prado and the Ethnological Museum—are nearby.

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Puerta del Sol

Located in the very heart of the city, the Puerta del Sol is where old Madrid and the commercial district meet. Most of the city’s tourist attractions are within walking distance from this giant square. The area also hosts many of the city’s best budget hotels.

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Santa Ana - Huertas

Huertas and Santa Ana is a small hood located south of the Puerta del Sol. The area is very lively, with plenty of theaters and bars lining the streets. The Museo Cervantino and the Ateneo library attest to the neighborhood’s literary roots. (The first edition of Don Quixote was even printed here!)

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