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.
Retiro encompasses various neighborhoods, being the three more popular Ibiza, Jerónimos, and Niño Jesús. Ibiza neighborhood recalls the Barrio de Salamanca but with less elegant buildings, and it is characterized by streets with packed buildings and bustling atmosphere of small shops, restaurants and bars. In recent years it has become a destination for those seeking a good gastronomic offer thanks to the many good restaurants found along Doctor Castelo street.
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.
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