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Barrio de Salamanca

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Address: 28006 Madrid, Spain

Poshest, most conservative section of Madrid was developed through the...

Poshest, most conservative section of Madrid was developed through the investments of the Marquis of Salamanca.

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great but pricey neighbourhood to walk around

the posh area of Madrid, so expect prices to be like that. many great restaurants and shops in the area, and beautiful architecture.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura V
Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

the posh area of Madrid, so expect prices to be like that. many great restaurants and shops in the area, and beautiful architecture.

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Newark, Delaware
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Salamanca is one of several neighborhoods in Madrid. It is very chic with high end shops and great restaurants. It was fun to walk through and shop, but it is not a typical tourist destination. We were there during the day to mail a package from the DHL office and for an outstanding dinner one evening at Ten con Ten.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent more than a week here. Restaurants and shopping are the best of Madrid. Great safe area. Would only stay here.

1 Thank Missie6
Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Salamanca neighborhood is the best place for shopping and eating in Madrid. It is a beautiful and well kept area very pleasant for walking around. Nice small shops and good restaurants.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful borough. High class residences. Nice shops and restaurants. A lot of tourists around Plaza de Colon, but a place where you find real local people in shops and everywhere. You will notice for the way they speak, absolutely different from our recent invaders, rich latinoamericanos buying apartments in this área.

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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just stopping in this impressive place gives one everything one needs to sense Madrid, its energy, its spirit its drive, its appreciation for beauty

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Great boutique stores but mainly filled by international brands, which aren't really to my wife's taste, but may be suited to other tourist's taste. The streets were very wide and easy to navigate around.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This is the neighborhood where you will find a big concentration of all the international and many of the local fancy boutiques. There are many fancy restaurants in this area too.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

This is similar to Mayfair / Park Lane in London. The roads are very wide and so a huge contrast to most other parts of Madrid. It almost reminded me more of New York with its grid iron pattern of roads. There are lots of interesting buildings to see and at the southern end is Retiro park. There are plenty... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

Safe, family-oriented, plenty of wide sidewalks, parks nearby, local eateries and bars, and well-heeled shops. I would argue there is no reason to come here unless you live here. But if you are looking for a safe, secure, well-connected (transportation) area of the city to rent an apartment or take up residence, then you could not do any better than... More 

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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