Named after its developer, the Marquess of Salamanca, the Salamanca district is the product of a large-scale urban development undertaken at the end of the XIX century. Its elegant grid system of street blocks was designed for the exclusive area of residence for members of Madrid´s aristocracy and high bourgeoisie.
The Salamanca district spreads style, elegance and a glamorous atmosphere. The most distinguished majestic facades, elegant small palaces and carefully designed buildings with distinctive architectural elements can be perceived in the neighbourhoods of Recoletos, Goya, Lista and Castellana -these being the most exclusive ones.
Neighborhoods: Recoletos, Goya, Lista, Castellana, Guindalera and Fuente del Berro.
A significant number of embassies are in the Salamanca district as well as some museums, cultural venues, great restaurants, bars, cafés and the most stylish nightlife of Madrid.
If you want to experience Michelin-starred restaurants together with many other equally fantastic innovative restaurants, this is the right spot. There are also gourmet markets and gastronomic experiences like the famous Mercado de La Paz and Platea, or the Gourmet Experience at the Corte Inglés with StreetXO, Salón Cascabel and Rocambolesc, among others. Mercado de la Paz is the best food market in Madrid where you can find high-quality products and also have lunch at informal restaurants located inside the market.
museums and cultural venues
National Archeological Museum
Lázaro Galdiano Foundation
Goya’s Aquelarre (Witches’ Sabbath), and a jar from the ancient city of Tartessos).
Juan March Foundation