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“Great area to walk”

Barrio de Salamanca
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Tuk-Tuk Guided Tour in Madrid
Ranked #29 of 757 things to do in Madrid
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Owner description: Poshest, most conservative section of Madrid was developed through the investments of the Marquis of Salamanca.
Miami Beach, Florida
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“Great area to walk”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Barrio de Salamanca is one of Madrid's most desirable areas to live in and its a great area to walk around at any time of the day

Visited July 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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“Posh!!”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Tons of boutique style shops. Designer stores as well as affordable clothing stores like Zara & Mango. Do not just limit your shopping to the main arteries, like Serrano, Goya and Ortega & Gasset as there are many more stores on side streets. Explore! A wonderful wine store in the 80th block of Calle Claudio Coello, the owner is very knowledgeable and will not try to sell you the "most expensive" wine but rather the best wine. On the same street, you must visit Mercado La Paz (produce market) there you will find all sorts of fresh fish, meat, produce, fruit, a wonderful bakery and a "mini" hardware store where you could buy for less than 2 euros a plug adapter for your US appliances. This is a very safe and nice neighborhood, no problems walking around day and late night.

Visited July 2013
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Madrid's South Ken eases the soul”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

Madrid's a small city really for the tourist, so a wander through Salamanca is no big diversion from the old centre and its squares, or from the Retiro Park. The main north-south drags are Calle Serrano to the west and Principe de Vergara to the east, but the best bits are the streets in between, such as Claudio de Coelho with its art galleries at the southern end, morphing into fashion boutiques further north.
Look out for upmarket places to eat like Pan de Lujo, Iroki and Teatro, colourful food and fish at La Paz indoor market, St George's Church for the British community, and Spanish brands like Carmina for shoes, Ruiz de la Prada for colourful children's clothes and above all Loewe, Spain's luxury leather goods and clothing brand with two stores on the corners of Serrano with Goya and with Jorge Juan - every Spanish woman aspires to a Loewe bag.
Well worth a leisurely wander.

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“So much to see - so little time”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Wonderful architecture. Lots of cafes and restaurants. Really worth one day of just walking around. And of course --- the shopping.

Visited July 2013
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“Architecture is Worth Wandering for”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is an area of some really quite fascinating homes and muli-pex homes. From art deo to post modern. A lovely area for wandering and photography.

Visited June 2013
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