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Barrio de Salamanca

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Address: 28006 Madrid, Spain
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the nicest neighborhood in Madrid to shop. You have all the big fashion names (affordable and expensive) as well as really nice small amazing shops which are my favorite. You have a huge Zara there, but don't you love visiting small shops and find unique pieces? The neighborhood has also good restaurants and it is really a good... More 

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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a long fun walk through this beautiful upscale neighborhood. Gorgeous people, expensive shopping, beautiful architecture.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Barrio de Salamanca is one of my favorite places in Madrid. It is clean with nice buildings and much quieter compared to the noisy centre of Madrid. Additionally, Calle de Serrano and Velazquez are very nice to visit and have many shops and restaurants!

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Caracas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2017

Its the best zone in Madrid, go and walk Serrano street and Goya street you can walk for hours and there are many different shops.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

I lived in Salamanca for 2 years and it was an amazing experience. They have all the good stores near by, great restaurants and also you can do almost everything bare foot.

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Wiesbaden, Hessen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Clean and pretty part of town, very good eating and shopping in a wealthy neighborhood. Many nice outdoor seating areas.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

If you yearn for some Versace, Gucci or Bulgari then head to the Salamanca district. This is the Bond Street or Fifth Avenue of Madrid but a bit quieter and even slightly soulless. However, we found it a good bolt hole away from the tourist traps.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

the neighbourhood where you can find out all luxury shops (Vuitton, chanel, ect....) If you have a free moment, go there but if you count your time in Madrid, there are better places to discover before this area.

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

One of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Madrid. A nice place to walk around and get a meal. There're bunch of stores selling high end items. The neighborhood is worth visiting.

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighborhood 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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