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Barrio de Salamanca

Address: 28006 Madrid, Spain (Barrio de Salamanca)
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Ranked #38 of 1,382 things to do in Madrid
Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Poshest, most conservative section of Madrid was developed through...
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Type: Neighborhoods, Historic walking areas, Sights & Landmarks, Other
Activities: Dining
Owner description: Poshest, most conservative section of Madrid was developed through the investments of the Marquis of Salamanca.
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Saunderstown, Rhode Island
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Lots of shops, restaurants, just fun to walk around in, somewhat reminiscent of NY's upper east side vibe.

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Tortona, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

"El Barrio de Salamanca" This is one of the city's most elegant district, very striking its appearance and the architectural style of the buildings. Quiet neighborhood full of art each side, statues, streets and iconic buildings, in short, absolutely a corner of Madrid must-see.  

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

When my wife and I visit Madrid we always stay at the Melia Galgos, a very good hotel in the Barrio de Salamanca. The hotel is beside the Calle Serrano, the best shopping street for quality items in Madrid. The good thing about this barrio is that it is upscale and the safest to stay in the city, with little... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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284 reviews 284 reviews
129 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our hotel was situated in the area so we had to spend time here while making our way in and out of the city centre. Local restaurants, bars and shopping are all up market with D&G, Prada and Gucci all there. It was a nice place for a wonder but there was nothing of major interest to myself. It lacked... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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284 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Whether it is observing a well to do matron with her poodle or well attired businessman stopping for another coffee…this area is a lovely refined area to walk around. Lovely shops in the streets off the main road. Ate a few times and never a bad meal.

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Cairo, Egypt
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This street is for those who look for high brands like gucci , cartier , luis vouiton , and others it has also el corte ingles , there are no restaurants there except vips restaurant

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Montana Rose
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247 attraction reviews
303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Salamanca is a very nice, upscale neighborhood near Retiro Park. Tree-lined streets, lots of embassies, restaurants, businesses. It has more of an 'international' feeling to it, thus making it a comfortable area to stay for many first time visitors. Many expats like to live here. It's fashionable, hip, expensive. The very expensive, international shops are mostly along Sorrento Rd. It's... More 

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Madrid, España
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

One of the best district in downtown Madrid. Top class shops, best restaurants, nice walks and many VIP in the streets!!

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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Madrid has a lot of great neighborhoods and this is one of the best, if not the best. Great shopping, wonderful shops, a spectacular fresh market and really nice people. You will find very nice four and five story apartments with great properties. It is a wonderful place to take a stroll.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

You can find everything you want here. Though it is not the touristic heart of the city, it is worth a visit. There are museums, cafes, bars, restaurants and a huge variety of shops.

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