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The best neighbourhoods to live in Madrid

The best neighbourhoods to live in Madrid

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Lavapiés

Lavapiés has that bohemian vibe to it! It’s well known for being a multicultural area, representing the fusion of the different cultures in Madrid.
In this area you’ll never get bored, you have the cultural centre La Tabacalera, the San Fernando market, and several bookstores, theatres and cafes. Also, Madrid’s biggest flea market, El Rastro, is a 5 minute walking distance.
The typical Madrid restaurants share walls with restaurants from all over the world. The narrow streets preserve the neighbourhood’s medieval heritage. The typical construction in the area is called corralas. These are buildings of various heights built around a central courtyard.
Lavapiés is Madrid at its most authentic.

🏘️  The Neighbours:
Lavapiès is a meeting point for different cultures, so you’ll have neighbours from different nationalities!

💙  You’ll fall in love with:
There are cultural activities non-stop, always with a solidarity and social background.

📍 Interesting points:
La Casa Encendida is a cultural centre where the most avant-garde artistic movements share space with workshops and courses. Also, save a Sunday morning to go to the El Rastro.

🚌  Transportation:
You can actually walk to the city center! If not, then you can get:
Metro: Line 3 (Stop: Lavapiés)
Alternatively, you can also get a bus or train.

💶  Average Rent Price: 632€

 

Sol

Sol is located at the very heart of Madrid. This is the spot where you can find the famous kilometer zero — it marks the geographical centre of Spain. In this neighbourhood you have it all! This area is the tourist epicenter of the city and one of the most lively areas in town, filled with shops, bars, restaurants, cafés , markets and charming squares. You’re also very close to Gran Via which is the area where all stores can be found!
Here you’ll never ever get bored. You can go for a coffee, or try the jamón sandwich at the Museo del Jamon for 2€, you can have a drink at a rooftop or visit a theatre. If you’re someone who loves the city lights packed with movement 24/7, you’ll love to live in Madrid’s spotlight!

🏘️  The neighbours:
The stunning view over the river is absolutely beautiful.

💙  You’ll fall in love with:
The traditional breakfast and pastries at La Mallorquina.

📍 Interesting points:
Visit Circulo de Bellas Artes, a cultural centre with many different exhibition rooms. At the end of your tour, go up to the rooftop and get a 360º view of the city!

🚌  Transportation:
From Sol, you can walk pretty much anywhere, if not you have great transportation links!
Metro: Lines 1, 2, and 3 (Stop Sol);
Several buses and trains as well.

💶  Average Rent Price: 617€

 

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Palacio

The Palacio neighborhood is just next to Sol (center city). It offers some of the most popular attractions in Madrid. From the beautiful Plaza Mayor there is the colorful Mercado de San Miguel (San Miguel Market) where you can get traditional and reasonably priced tapas. Other attractions to this neighborhood are the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. It is a neighborhood filled with grand buildings from Madrid’s history.

🏘️  The neighbours:
Being that this neighborhood is very central in Madrid, there are students and tourists from all over the world.

💙  You’ll fall in love with:
The culture, the people and most definitely the food!

📍 Interesting points:
The Plaza Mayor, the colorful Mercado de San Miguel (San Miguel Market), the Royal Palace and the Almudena Cathedral. Make sure to check out the Sabatini Gardens outside the Royal Palace!

🚌  Transportation:
You can actually walk to the city center! If not, then you can get:
Metro: Line 5 (Stop: Opera / Direction: Casa de Campo)
Alternatively, you can also get a bus (has WiFi!) or train.

💶  Average Rent Price: 662€

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