Malasana

Malasana, Madrid: Address, Phone Number, Malasana Reviews: 4.5/5

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Universidad
How to get there
  • San Bernardo • 2 min walk
  • Bilbao • 3 min walk
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Malgorzata
11,025 contributions
Jun 2021
Malasana is a district of Madrid full of cafes, bakeries and retro clothing stores. When delving into the district, you can see that what is most characteristic. On the ground floors of the tenement houses there are florists, tattoo studios, antique shops, shops with hand-made decorations, butcher's shops, fish shops, greengrocers, bakeries, boutiques, drugstores, haberdashery and of course bars and bistros. Quite a variety. There is a truly charming atmosphere here, transferred straight from a small town.In the Malasana district, you can feel a slight difference in height, which is rare in the city. At night you can visit avant-garde dance and rock clubs with live bands. It's worth getting lost, a little bit, in this area.
Written April 22, 2022
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WorldProwler
North Vancouver, Canada163 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
This is where to go for shopping away from the big chains, and for where all the hip young Madrillenos go in the evening for drinks and tapas. Combine with Chueca and do a walk between Metro Tribunal and Metro Chueca. The streets to check out are Calle Fuencarral, Calle Farmacia, Calle Gravina and Calle Barbara de Braganza, and Corredera Alta de S Pablo. Squares include Plaza dos del Mayo, Plaza Chueca, Plaza de las Salesas and the numerous squares around the Tribunal Metro station, especially to the west.
Written September 28, 2014
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Sandrobear
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK332 contributions
Dec 2013 • Solo
I used to live in the district Malasaña in 98 - 2000. Then it was more Bohemian and full of quirky shops. Now it is much more trendy, but still quite arty, although more expensive, it is still an interesting area to walk around and window shop.
It is bordered by Calle Pez, Calle Fuencaral, Calle Carranza, Calle San Bernardo
Written January 6, 2014
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jsrBrackley
brackley232 contributions
Oct 2019
We used a self guided walk from the Lonely Planet guide to explore this area. This was one of favourite areas in the city, great buzz, cute shops and restaurants. Would stay closer next time.
Written October 31, 2019
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Rosan
63 contributions
Mar 2019 • Family
This neighborhood does not only have the typical Madrid architecture, but it also hosts tons of little boutique shops that are more inclined towards artistic endeavours. There are a lot of art galleries, an amazing icecream shop called ¨la pescaderia¨, great bars and small restaurants. worth spending an evening if you are here for a short time.
Written March 22, 2019
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NJ B
Edgartown, MA176 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
We were staying in Lavapies and decided to take the metro to Malasana which turned out to be a very good decision. Very eclectic area with many funky vintage stores, great boutique shops, bohemian cafes. We had a blast and found many great gifts. Barrio Malasana has bars, pastry shops, and hip hop clothing stores. Centered around Plaze del Dos de Mayo, a plaza to commemorate the Spanish Independence War, the area is named for a 15-year old girl executed by the French in 1808. There is a history here that must not be forgotten, but there is also is a flavor and life that reaches out with street art and a vibrant night life. When you visit Madrid you must try all of the neighborhoods and Malasana is not to be missed.
Written June 9, 2017
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CarmenXOXO
Naples, Italy91 contributions
Sep 2015 • Friends
Malasaña is the area of the movida Madrileña.
We had a nice stay in a hostel in that area. It was sooo good.
I love Malasaña, so many people, people of every sort, I felt alive in those callecitas, life begins after 11 o'clock in the morning and ends at 6 a.m.
It was a great experience.
I love how Spanish people live! That's how I want to live!
Written September 21, 2015
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ViniciusLCorbellini
Madrid, Spain26 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Very elegant and comfortable neighbor to spend a night in Madrid. There are plenty of places to grab a snack or take some drinks. It feels safe and cozy, I recommend to take one or two nights to go there because there are a lot of good options to enjoy and have some fun!
Written April 7, 2015
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case02
Barcelona, Spain172 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
My favourite barrio in Madrid, Malasana quite frankly rocks. Literally. If you like your neighbourhood a little edgy, a little grungey and ocassionally a bit hipsterish, then come on in. Best bars in Madrid by far, great shops and restaurants. Brilliant forward thinking, relaxed attitude, and oh, the music here is superb.
Written March 12, 2013
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria18,321 contributions
May 2021
Extremely picturesque neighborhood above Grand Via, with narrow streets filled with restaurants, cafes and small shops. There are quite interesting buildings dotted with street art.
Written May 13, 2021
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