Madrid is 's capital and largest city, with 3.3 million citizens. 6.5 million people live in the autonomous community of the same name. The city has an impressive cultural and architectural heritage, which includes grand avenues, plazas, buildings and monuments, and world-class art galleries and museums.
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Sol, Letras and Lavapiés are neighborhoods in central Madrid, the capital of . Photo: tomasfano, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is a district of Madrid. It is located northeast of the centre and is considered to be the poshest neighbourhood of the city. Photo: Zaqarbal, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the central district of the city of Madrid, . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

Chamberí is a middle-class residential district in Madrid. Photo: edans, CC BY 2.0.

Notable Places in the Area

The is a museum in Madrid, . is situated 2 km northeast of Madrid. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

The is a major public library, the largest in Spain, and one of the largest in the world. is situated 1½ km northeast of Madrid. Photo: dalbera, CC BY 2.0.

or simply El Real, as it is known colloquially, is a major opera house located in Madrid. Photo: Kadellar, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Plaza Mayor is a major public space in the heart of Madrid, the capital of . Photo: Sebatan, CC BY-SA 3.0 de.


Retiro is a district in eastern-central Madrid. While it is dominated by the Retiro Park, it also houses 125,000 residents. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Malasaña, Chueca, Conde Duque and Salesas are neighbourhoods in northern central Madrid. Photo: Zarateman, CC0.

is a district in southern Madrid on the banks of river Manzanares. Photo: Barcex, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Moncloa-Aravaca is a district in western Madrid. It includes several university campuses, the Argüelles neighbourhood and the huge Casa de Campo park. Photo: Malopez 21, CC BY-SA 4.0.

La Latina and Austrias are neighbourhoods in central Madrid. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

For the purposes of this guide, districts of Chamartín, Tetuán, Fuencarral, Moncloa-Aravaca, Ciudad Lineal, Hortaleza, San Blas and Barajas are considered as the of Madrid.

Localities in the Area

For the purposes of this guide, districts of Latina, Moratalaz, Usera, Puente de Vallecas, Moratalaz, Villaverde, Villa de Vallecas and Vicálvaro are considered as the of Madrid.

is a district of Madrid located in the southwestern corner of the municipality. is situated 3 km southwest of Madrid. Photo: Bernardo Baggio, CC BY 2.0.

is one of the 21 districts of the city of Madrid, . is situated 3½ km south of Madrid. Photo: Tim Adams, CC BY 3.0.


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