Barrio de Salamanca
Barrio de Salamanca
4.5
NeighborhoodsHistoric Walking Areas
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Poshest, most conservative section of Madrid was developed through the investments of the Marquis of Salamanca.
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Address
Neighborhood: Salamanca (District)
How to get there
  • Lista • 2 min walk
  • Manuel Becerra • 6 min walk
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Malgorzata
12,091 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Salamanca is one of the districts in Madrid. It is located to the northeast of the historical center of Madrid. The impressive 19th-century boulevards of the representative Salamanca district are full of exquisite restaurants and boutiques of famous designers. The Salamanca district is one of the wealthiest areas in Madrid and some of its streets, such as Goya or Serrano, are some of the most expensive streets in Spain. Locals often visit Platea Madrid, an exclusive gourmet market set in a former theater building. You will also find the National Archaeological Museum, which displays prehistoric Iberian relics and works of art, and the Lazaro Galdiano Museum, where you can see works by Goya and Bosch.
Written May 20, 2021
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aniruhil
Athens, OH94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
This is a great barrio to walk around, pop into boutiques if you are into that kind of thing, or then sit at an outdoors cafe and grab a bebida while you people-watch. There are some excellent places to eat, classic "tavernas" that you see frequented by the elderly. Walk around, peep into the windows, and find one with a median age of 65; you will leave very pleased with the food, the service, and above all, the experience. As always, go with the Menu de Dia. And oh, if you overindulge your appetite, walk down and see the bullfighting arena (from the outside; you have to pay for an audio tour if you want to go inside).
Written January 1, 2020
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Y A
Saint Louis, MO201 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The barrio de Salamanca is full of high end shops, very attractive buildings, and a number of nice restaurants and cafes. One store that was almost a museum itself was a wine store Mantequeria Daniel Manzano at Calle Velzaquez 45. The owner gave us a tour, and the breadth of wines he has is amazing, including wines approaching 100 years old. Indeed, we were interested in a 1973 Ribera, and while he did not necessarily have one in stock, he said it would be no problem for him to get one. There was also an interesting market in this neighborhood where the locals come to shop for meats, fish, and the like. Many attractive buildings are present as well, including numerous apartment buildings where the well to do of Madrid live. I would definitely recommend taking a leisurely stroll through this district.
Written January 6, 2020
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Martina B
Munich, Germany640 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
We really enjoyed it- plenty of shops and not that touristic. Beautiful architecture, nice cafes. You can definitely feel there the spirit of Madrid and that it is a more high-class but also area with locals. Sit down and spend time observing the locals to get a feel of the way they live.
Written January 3, 2020
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travelinspiration
Dallas, TX355 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Had high expectations for Salamanca touring - as read it was very posh, many mansions, etc. It is true there is high end shopping but very spread out, and perhaps a mini narrow mansion (not as opulent as Paris, etc) squeezed in between other buildings. It was far more busy (weekday - noon) than expected, even on less busy streets - didn't seem very posh or peaceful. Not a must see unless really into high end shopping.
Written October 28, 2022
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Helen C
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Shop district with trendy shops and nice streets to walk on a sunny afternoon. Plenty of cafes to stop by and located close to several attractions. Recommended after visiting one of the several good museums of Madrid
Written April 18, 2022
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Shanghai, China7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Solo
This is a posh barrio for shopping, eating and drinking, even when you have limited budget, window shopping could be fun. But not when you are a solo traveler in the heat at 38 degrees. Felt like melting on the street...
Written July 7, 2020
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CK2000
New York City, NY301 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A nice stroll through narrow streets with high end shops. This is a nice neighborhood and our understanding is that it is a fairly wealthy area. It certainly seems that way given the shops we passed. Not sure there is anything worth mentioning to visit in this area other than, perhaps, Mercado de la Paz.
Written August 31, 2023
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Tanmouss
Oslo, Norway3,072 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
I just love those charming little streets with nice shops, restaurants and trees. It's like a small village that humanizes the city. Great to escape summer heat, have a good meal or shop around. Go to Calle Juan Jorge or Calle Puigcerda for a large choice of restaurants.
Written September 6, 2020
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Couples
The Barrio Salamanca is the most upscale neighborhood in Madrid. This is where the rich live and it is also the safest, especially at night. I always stay at the Melia Galgos in this barrio because it is beside Calle Serrano, the new Fifth Avenue of Madrid. It has many good shops. Neighboring streets such as Calle Goya, Calle Lagasca, and Calle Ortega y Gasset are also good shopping streets.

The barrio has the Museo Lazaro Galdiano at Calle Serrano, a very good museum that gets little tourism. It has paintings of Goya and other famous painters, as well as collections of jewelry and art objects. Nearby is the Juan March Foundation, which always has free art exhibits, usually a monograph of a famous artist.

If you stroll by Calle Velazquez, you will see many beautiful buildings that have great architecture.

Near the corner of Calle Goya and Serrano is a little shopping mall called Jardines de Serrano, which has a very good cafeteria with very good bakery products.

At Calle Serrano, 61, is the ABC Serrano Shopping Mall, which also has a good cafeteria.

The Villa Magna Hotel is located at the corner of Ortega y Gasset and the Paseo de la Castellana. There is a Chinese restaurant here called Tse-Yang, which is the best Chinese restaurant in Spain.

There are two El Corte Ingles stores on Calle Serrano and another two at Calle Goya.

So the Barrio Salamanca is a wonderful barrio to explore and see very unique shops.
Written March 17, 2012
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