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Malasana, Madrid

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Unleash your inner hipster in this creative countercultural neighborhood. Malasana was at the center of Madrid’s punkish Movida movement after Franco’s death in 1975, and today hosts some of the city’s best alternative venues for shopping and socializing. Browse the vintage shops, sip coffee in a bohemian cafe, pop into an art gallery, or dance in a lively bar. The Plaza Dos de Mayo is a great spot to sit and watch the world go by. For Malasana and beyond, use our Madrid online itinerary planner to get the most from your Madrid vacation.
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  • Nice neighborhood with alternative premises. It is easy to find places for tapas at good price. Recommended if you spend a few days in Madrid.
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  • A neighbourhood full of poetry, life, great bars, shops of craftsmen... and much College young drunks at night. Is everything enes district, multi ethnic!
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  • Is an alternative district, good walking and stop to get something to eat. Enough alternative, with an interesting square in which lunch taking a sangria, the sound of an accordion. Is not one of the major tours of Madrid, but for those who have more time or are visiting the city for the second opportunity, I recommend.
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Where to stay in Madrid

The Spanish capital is known for its array of distinct neighborhoods each with its own appeal. An affordable and easy-to-navigate metro system, which makes it is easy to get around Madrid gives you more flexibility in choosing where to stay. Perhaps the most popular choice is Puerta del Sol, the heart of the city center and one of the main tourist attractions with its numerous shops, affordable hotels, and restaurants. Close by is Gran Via street, one of the city's main arteries, which is also home to a number of hotels. A short walk from here is Plaza España where the city's most iconic landmarks lie, including the Royal Palace and the Teatro Royal. For somthing outside the traditional tourist areas, consider staying in La Latina or Malasaña, two bohemian neighborhoods that offer a wide range of eclectic shops, quaint cafes, and lively bars.
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