Best apartment location in Madrid

Mar 6th, 2017, 11:06 AM
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Best apartment location in Madrid

Wanting to rent an apartment for 5 nights in Madrid. Traveling with husband and 2 teen age girls.
What is the best neighborhood to be in?
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Mar 6th, 2017, 11:08 AM
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Mar 6th, 2017, 11:16 AM
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There isn't just one best area of Madrid, many would be fine. Just check a map and find something not too far from the center (eg, between Plaza Mayor and the Prado is what I'd call the center) and make sure you aren't too far from a metro line.
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Mar 6th, 2017, 01:10 PM
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More will depend on your budget then anything else. The 'best' neighborhoods for living tend to be the most expensive. The 'best' neighborhoods for touring are not always the most expensive, just the most trendy.

The following is from Maribel's Guide to Madrid:

Madrid de los Austrias is Madrid’s oldest, most historic and atmospheric quarter. Palacio Real and Opera neighborhoods are nearby. Barrio de las Letras is the most convenient neighborhood for a short visit to the city. The Gran Vía is the entertainment epicenter of Madrid. Sol is Madrid’s epicenter, like Times Square. Lavapiés is the slowly gentrifying, decidedly working class quarter. Malasaña is the funky, counterculture, ultra hipster neighborhood like Manhattan’s East Village. Chueca is Madrid’s “gay” district, a center of nightlife and some bargain restaurants. Chamberí is a bit NYC Soho-like, with some of the city’s best food shopping. Salamanca is Madrid’s most exclusive, affluent and elegant neighborhood. Chamartín is the primarily international business and financial section of the city, housing a large executive ex-pat community and one of the city’s best indoor markets. Retiro is a quiet, primarily upper middle class residential neighborhood and a haven for gourmet small plates dining. Moncloa-Argüelles is a young person’s hangout with plenty of bars
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Mar 7th, 2017, 04:40 AM
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Brilliant and to the point description from Maribel of the very different neighbourhoods in central Madrid.

If you want to get under the skin of things and have a "deep" Madrid experience and still stay central, I recommend Chamberri:

Or the very fun Barrio de Las Letras/Literary quarter if you want to stay right in the heart of the city and close to everything:
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Mar 7th, 2017, 10:52 AM
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Thanks everyone.. great help .. will check this all out
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