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SalamancaMadrid

Contemporary fashion, gourmet cuisine, fine art and upscale residential living await discovery in one of Madrid’s most stylish neighborhoods.

Salamanca is a glamorous barrio (suburb) where chic boutiques and stylish restaurants sit beside grandiose mansions that line a grid of wide 19th-century boulevards. Established as part of Queen Isabella II’s expansion of the city, the affluent air of Salamanca lured aristocrats, bourgeoisie and politicians. Today the well-heeled ambiance flourishes along some of Madrid’s wealthiest streets, where you’ll discover haute couture, fine dining and superb museums.

Seek out the latest fashion trends or simply enjoy some window shopping at the Golden Mile. Here you’ll find everything from antique dealers, bookstores and jewelers to famous brands such as Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton. Mix shopping with a culinary adventure at tapas bars and Michelin-starred restaurants, among many dining options. Platea Madrid is a food market set inside a former theater where the flavors of Asia, Italy, Mexico and Peru await.

Art enthusiasts will enjoy browsing works by Francisco Goya and John Constable at Lázaro Galdiano Museum. Appreciate more art at the Museo de Arte Público, a series of sculptures by Spanish abstract artists displayed beneath an overpass on Paseo de la Castellana. Spot valuable artifacts from ancient Egypt, Greek and Rome at the National Archaeological Museum. The Museum of the National Library has exhibits about the history of books, literature and the Biblioteca Nacional.

Look for some of the neighborhood’s architectural masterpieces, such as Puerta de Alcalá, a one-time gateway to Madrid. Join a guided tour of Palacio de Linares, which stands on the northeast corner of Plaza de Cibeles. Attend a bullfight and concert at Plaza de Toros de las Ventas bullring.

Escape the crowds at Quinta de la Fuente del Berro, a public park crisscrossed by walking paths and decorated with water features. See commemorations of Columbus’ voyage to the Americas at Descubrimiento Garden, part of Plaza de Colón. El Retiro Park stretches south from the barrio and has landscaped gardens, a boating lake, playgrounds and food kiosks.

Salamanca lies east of Madrid’s city center and is easily accessible using public transportation. Goya, Serrano and Retiro are some of several metro stations that serve the neighborhood.


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H10 Puerta de Alcalá
H10 Puerta de Alcalá
4 out of 5
Alcala, 66, Madrid, Madrid
The price is £74 per night from 31 Jan to 1 Feb

Located in Salamanca, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of El Retiro Park and Nuevo Teatro Alcala. Paseo de la Castellana and Puerta de Alcala are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (364 reviews)
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"Lovely hotel, very comfortable, great location. Service was very slow in the bar and at reception, especially considering the prices."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2020

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Hotel Fenix Gran Meliá - The Leading Hotels of the World
Hotel Fenix Gran Meliá - The Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Hermosilla 2, Madrid, Madrid
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Located in Salamanca, this luxury hotel is steps away from Golden Mile, Paseo de la Castellana and Plaza de Colon. Madrid Wax Museum and National Library are ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"The furnishings, view from the window, staff and service was excellent."…"

Reviewed on 2 Apr 2020

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NH Collection Madrid Colón
NH Collection Madrid Colón
4 out of 5
Calle Marqués de Zurgena, 4, Madrid
The price is £97 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb

Located in Salamanca, this hotel is steps away from Plaza de Colon and Paseo de la Castellana. Madrid Wax Museum and National Library are also within 5 minutes. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (482 reviews)

"Very good hotel. Super nice staff"…"

Reviewed on 6 Sep 2020

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4 out of 5
Hermosilla, 23, Madrid, Madrid
The price is £147 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in Salamanca, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Paseo de la Castellana, Plaza de Colon, and Madrid Wax Museum. El Retiro Park and National ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (362 reviews)

"Very nice, well run boutique hotel. The staff all recognized me and addressed me by name by the second day"…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

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Wellington Hotel
Wellington Hotel
5 out of 5
Velazquez 8, Madrid, Madrid
The price is £177 per night from 5 Feb to 6 Feb

This family-friendly Madrid hotel is located in the business district, within a 5-minute walk of El Retiro Park and Paseo de la Castellana. Puerta de Alcala ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (993 reviews)

"A true 5 star. Excellent breakfast, beautiful rooms, excellent location and service"…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

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NH Madrid Lagasca
NH Madrid Lagasca
4 out of 5
Calle Lagasca, 64, Madrid, Madrid
The price is £79 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan

Located in Salamanca, this hotel is steps away from Golden Mile and Paseo de la Castellana. Plaza de Colon and Madrid Wax Museum are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.2/5Very Good! (260 reviews)

"Very well located. easy access, safe walking, nice area, hotel in good conditions very well recommended"…"

Reviewed on 31 Jan 2020

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