Weekends are sacred in Madrid! It is a perfect opportunity to see the city without hurry. Even much better to spend it in the most popular neighborhoods of the city.
There are few cities in the world that are awake 24 hours. Madrid is like that. It is authentic and full of undiscovered places. Don’t miss visiting the most authentic neighborhoods at the weekend. Either you like walking or are a night person, this city will be yours!
It is the neighborhood with the most character in the city. Its medieval streets will reveal this issue. It is one of the favorite places for the people of Madrid due to many charming traditional bars, pubs and taverns, such as Cava Baja, Cava Alta street or Plaza Cebada and Plaza de la Paja.
Every Sunday, the streets around the famous Rastro host a popular outdoor market. Antiques of all kinds like used clothing, print books, fast-food … everything has its own place in El Rastro de Madrid.
It is also known for ‘Las Maravillas’. This neighborhood borders with the Gran Vía, Fuencarral Street, San Bernardo and the area of the Plaza Bilbao. Malasaña was the center of the famous Madrid movement in 80s.
It is the rogue section of the city, perhaps because of the rock reminiscent inherited from the movement. There, you still can find some of the most popular bars in the 80s such as the Via Láctea. It is the district full of nightlife, bars and terraces, which make it one of the liveliest districts of Madrid.
Chueca is situated in the heart of Madrid, next to Gran Vía. The proclaimed gay neighborhood in the 90s, is today one of the most visited and most lively areas of the city. There you’ll find all kinds of activities to do and the charm of its streets seduce you.
In its narrow streets we can find, traditional stores as well as some modern restaurants, bars and vintage fashion shops. We also can find the reformed San Antón Market with all kinds of products for the finest gourmets.
Ultimately Madrid has its own lifestyle