Retiro is situated to the east of the center of Madrid. The layout of this district resembles that of neighboring Barrio de Salamanca, with a network of perpendicular streets with wide pavements, and some boulevards, like Ibiza or Alcalde Sainz de Baranda.
The affluent, upscale Jerónimos neighborhood is an iconic area with a privileged location just right between the emblematic Retiro Park and the Museo del Prado. It boasts beautiful 18th and 19th-century buildings with majestic facades that compete with the best architecture in Madrid. It is a quiet, primarily residential area with barely a handful of restaurants. The Niño Jesus neighborhood is a quieter, more spacious, and residential.
The area of El Paseo del Prado / Retiro which stands as the epicenter of Madrid’s cultural life, and where three of the world’s finest art collections are to be found, aspires to gain World Heritage status in the category of Cultural Landscapes. It includes the Paseo del Prado between Cibeles and the Plaza de Atocha, the whole of El Retiro Park, and the neighborhood of Los Jeronimos.
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