Madrid is a city of majestic streets. The most famous of them—and our favourite— is Gran Via.
Known as the Spanish Broadway, this magnificent main artery of Madrid offers amazing architecture, with art deco skyscrapers, historic theatres and a painterly sky overhead. You’ll get a stunning view from the balcony of your hotel room, as well as from the Gourmet Experience, situated atop El Corte Inglés store.
Get a feel of the local life with a stroll down tree-lined Calle Fuencarral, where the pace is relaxed and a good coffee shop is never far. Your gaze is bound to be captivated by the beautiful architecture as you stroll.
The street begins at the Gran Vía and extends until the Chamberí neighbourhood, with its nerve centre in the Malasaña area. The pedestrian-only section of the street is lined with modern fashion labels, spunky young designer shops, and a fabulous variety of restaurants.
Our Secret: Don’t miss Mercado de San Ildefonso – a food market that spans three floors.
Calle de las Huertas
It’s calm and beautiful to walk on. The names of Spain’s literature giants are etched in gold along the pavement. At night, the tapas bars fill with locals. Knock back a mojito or three while live music plays.