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Barrio de Salamanca

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Barrio de Salamanca
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Address: 28006 Madrid, Spain

Poshest, most conservative section of Madrid was developed through the...

Poshest, most conservative section of Madrid was developed through the investments of the Marquis of Salamanca.

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Coming from New York this neighborhood reminds me of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It's not the architecture - it's the people and the store fronts.

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Coming from New York this neighborhood reminds me of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It's not the architecture - it's the people and the store fronts.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a very elegant area of central madrid.Full of wide avenues with lots of trees.You will find every thing that you look for: museums,hotels,restaurants,tascas.All the famous stores and good transportation to get in and out

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this area when we walked to the archaeological museum and mercado de la Paz. Certainly has an upmarket feel with expensive shops like Prada, Chanel, Tiffany etc. Others say they felt safer here, but I didn't feel unsafe where we stayed near Calle de las Huertas! Not somewhere I'd go just to shop, unless you are specifically looking... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a hotel at the Barrio de Salamanca. What I like about this barrio is that it is very safe. You can walk in it at 2 am and no one will molest you. My wife and I love to see the stores on Calle Serrano and Calle Claudio Coello. We always find a new and interesting store... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the posh area of Madrid, so expect prices to be like that. many great restaurants and shops in the area, and beautiful architecture.

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Newark, Delaware
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Salamanca is one of several neighborhoods in Madrid. It is very chic with high end shops and great restaurants. It was fun to walk through and shop, but it is not a typical tourist destination. We were there during the day to mail a package from the DHL office and for an outstanding dinner one evening at Ten con Ten.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent more than a week here. Restaurants and shopping are the best of Madrid. Great safe area. Would only stay here.

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Santiago, Chile
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

The Salamanca neighborhood is the best place for shopping and eating in Madrid. It is a beautiful and well kept area very pleasant for walking around. Nice small shops and good restaurants.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Beautiful borough. High class residences. Nice shops and restaurants. A lot of tourists around Plaza de Colon, but a place where you find real local people in shops and everywhere. You will notice for the way they speak, absolutely different from our recent invaders, rich latinoamericanos buying apartments in this área.

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Waterford, Ireland
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Just stopping in this impressive place gives one everything one needs to sense Madrid, its energy, its spirit its drive, its appreciation for beauty

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Barrio de Salamanca
Broad, tree-lined avenues with pretty streetlights frame the neighbourhood of Barrio Salamanca. With beautiful condominium buildings that make up most blocks in this area, this part of town is refined and quiet. It is also host to a few of the city's large shopping avenues, including Calle Serrano and Calle Jose Ortega y Gasset. A walk down these streets will reveal upscale chains, small boutiques, and plenty of opportunities for shopping or checking out the stylish displays. The locals here are polished and fashionable, the atmosphere is leisurely, and the lush Retiro Park on the southern border is yet another opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. A stroll through Barrio Salamanca is all about admiring the beautiful architecture, window-shopping, and people-watching in this upper-crust corner of Madrid.
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