Madrid is a city divided into 21 districts, and one of them is the Chamartin district.
Get to Know Chamartín District in Madrid, Spain
Chamartín is a district located in the north of the capital and composed of six neighborhoods: “El Viso, Prosperidad, Ciudad Jardín, Hispanoamérica, Nueva España, and Plaza de Castilla.”
This area has 145.000 inhabitants and is bordered by Fuencarral-El Pardo to the north, Ciudad Lineal by the east, Salamanca’s district on the south, Chamberí by the southwest, and Tetuán to the west.
What to see in Chamartín district
It’s worth mentioning the proximity of Chamartín to the Golden Mile in Salamanca’s district and to Barajas Airport.
Also with Paseo de la Castellana, which is another great highway and located in the financial heart of Madrid
Chamartín is one of the most demanded areas by companies when looking for accommodation for their employees in the city.
In the district, we can find several of the most important companies from Spain.
Besides, the zone contains many skyscrapers, including the entire Four Towers Business, the Gate of Europe Towers (Kio Towers), and the famous AZCA building.
Among its points of interest are the National Music Auditorium, the Museum of Natural Sciences, Plaza de Cuzco, Berlin Park, Canal de Isabel II Park, Plaza de Castilla Courts, and the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Additionally, Chamartín has a high number of activities and events organized by the city council with the participation of the neighbors.
Four Towers Complex
This district has contrasting architecture depending on its neighborhoods.
It goes from a large number of skyscrapers and modernist buildings to family housing with different heights and a clear architectural style of Madrid rationalism.
The Prosperidad neighborhood is noteworthy since it is characterized by the construction of typical internal patios from the 17th and 19th centuries, the “corralas,” which contrast with buildings of modern architecture such as the big White Towers.
Amidst its most popular streets are the Lopez de Hoyos, which borders Principe de Vergara and Padre Claret streets.
It is quiet, safe, and highly valued as a residential area.
Ciudad Jardín is also very safe, quiet, and well connected, as it is close to Concha Espina Metro station (L9) aside from several lines of buses.
The area has a lot of supermarkets, a few restaurants, pharmacies and banks.
Chamartín district has one the most useful railway stations in Madrid and one of the busiest in Spain, called Madrid-Chamartín.
But, it is also close to Nuevos Ministerios metro station, where you can find “El Corte Inglés” which is the most famous store from Spain. That offers a wide variety of brands and even counts with a large space dedicated to taste and enjoy the Spanish gastronomy.
The location is very strategic in the north of Madrid and that is why is well connected to Paseo de la Castellana where rotates a great number of buses.
Chamartín’s origins are unclear, however it has been estimated that the first population core was in 14th century.
But in the 15th and 16th centuries the population decreased so much that King Felipe IV sold the jurisdictional control to the Marquis Francisco de Trejo in 1627 and he began to call the district “Chamartín de la Rosa”.
However, Chamartín recovered its current name when the village passed into the hands of the Dukes of Pastrana.
This district underwent a great change in 1840, since with the development of the capital many workers from Madrid settled in Chamartín.
With all of this, in the 20th century, farmhouses, low-houses, and “corralas” began to be created, in addition to the ring tram.
As an effect of the city’s expansion, Chamartín ended up being included in Madrid 1948.
Since its union, the territory has undergone several extensions such as the Paseo de la Castellana or the expansion of Serrano Street.
Same way, in the 1960 Berlín Park was created, thus making completed the urbanization.
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Our closest Accommodations
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