Get to Know Salamanca, the district in Madrid
The district of Salamanca is made up of six neighborhoods and these are: Recoletos, Goya, Fuente del Berro, Guindalera, Lista and Castellana.
This district is bounded on the west by Paseo de la Castellana, on the south by Calle Acalá, on the east by the M-30 and on the north of Avenida de América. The district has approximately 150.000 inhabitants.
What to see in Salamanca District
Its strategic location in the best of the Golden Mile, makes Salamanca the district with the most expensive and sought after. Well connected by Paseo de la Castellana with a large number of apartments for rent.
It’s worth to mention its proximity to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, to the Barajas Airport and Paseo de la Castellana, which is another great traffic artery in the capital, since there’s located the financial hub of Madrid.
In this district we can find one of the best-known schools in the country, the ie Business School, which makes this area very demanded by the students.
Salamanca district has become one of the most important shopping areas in the city and one of the districts with the highest standard of living in Europe.
In there we find the largest luxury shopping area in Madrid around Calle Serrano, Claudio Coello and José Ortega y Gasset.
It also houses several museums and cinemas, and the famous “Plaza de la Independencia” just right away in the main entrance of Retiro Park.
Besides, the district is very well connected due to the Recoletos station, which is located under Paseo de Recoletos.
Las Ventas Bullring
The architecture is characterized by its bourgeois and nineteenth-century air, and these buildings were built throughout the entire twentieth century.
Most of the buildings in the district stand out for their stately facades, thus giving them an air of classical architecture.
It is worth mentioning the large number of mansions in the district, such as the Palacio Saldaña o Calle Padilla, with a very french style.
The district has buildings of all types and even iconic skyscrapers and mansions. This great variety of buildings makes it very pleasant to walk through its streets and being able to enjoy its historic atmosphere.
From the second half of the 19th century the district of Salamanca was established and it was due to the urban expansion that Isabel II developed.
This district was named Salamanca because of Jose de Salamanca, better known as the Marquis of Salamanca, who promoted the location with classic buildings for the aristocratic and bourgeois people of Madrid.
Afterwards, the Marquis also promoted the construction of the first tram that linked this area with Pozas passing through Puerta del Sol, thus improving communication between districts.
Traditionally, the district of Salamanca has been a residential area specially inhabited by the country’s political and economic elites.
Although in the last fifty years, it coexists with other activities such as business, diplomatic and especially commercial. On top of that, the district is has in it one of the most important luxury fashion areas in Madrid.
What else to see in Salamanca district
Our closest accommodations
If you want to stay in a great location, please check out our accommodations in Chamberí or Chamartín, there you can stay for weeks or even days in Edificio Escultor, which are next to Calle Serrano and Paseo de la Castellana.