Malasana
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Address
Neighbourhood: Universidad
How to get there
  • San Bernardo • 2 min walk
  • Bilbao • 3 min walk
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Malgorzata
12,086 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Malasana is a district of Madrid full of cafes, bakeries and retro clothing stores. When delving into the district, you can see that what is most characteristic. On the ground floors of the tenement houses there are florists, tattoo studios, antique shops, shops with hand-made decorations, butcher's shops, fish shops, greengrocers, bakeries, boutiques, drugstores, haberdashery and of course bars and bistros. Quite a variety. There is a truly charming atmosphere here, transferred straight from a small town.In the Malasana district, you can feel a slight difference in height, which is rare in the city. At night you can visit avant-garde dance and rock clubs with live bands. It's worth getting lost, a little bit, in this area.
Written 22 April 2022
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JRMADA
United States3,331 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This is one cool part of town. There are lots of shops, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops (HanSo Coffee, our favorite is here), bars, markets… There is something here for everyone. This is a bit busier than Las Letras, but it is also closer to Gran Via. We found ourselves here more often than we realized during our 9 days in Madrid.
Written 17 November 2022
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WorldProwler
North Vancouver, Canada164 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Couples
This is where to go for shopping away from the big chains, and for where all the hip young Madrillenos go in the evening for drinks and tapas. Combine with Chueca and do a walk between Metro Tribunal and Metro Chueca. The streets to check out are Calle Fuencarral, Calle Farmacia, Calle Gravina and Calle Barbara de Braganza, and Corredera Alta de S Pablo. Squares include Plaza dos del Mayo, Plaza Chueca, Plaza de las Salesas and the numerous squares around the Tribunal Metro station, especially to the west.
Written 28 September 2014
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Sandrobear
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
I used to live in the district Malasaña in 98 - 2000. Then it was more Bohemian and full of quirky shops. Now it is much more trendy, but still quite arty, although more expensive, it is still an interesting area to walk around and window shop.
It is bordered by Calle Pez, Calle Fuencaral, Calle Carranza, Calle San Bernardo
Written 6 January 2014
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria22,684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
Extremely picturesque neighborhood above Grand Via, with narrow streets filled with restaurants, cafes and small shops. There are quite interesting buildings dotted with street art.
Written 13 May 2021
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jsrBrackley
United Kingdom296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We used a self guided walk from the Lonely Planet guide to explore this area. This was one of favourite areas in the city, great buzz, cute shops and restaurants. Would stay closer next time.
Written 31 October 2019
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dicod712
Oslos, Denmark344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
This place is the real deal. Where the locals party like nowhere else.
Bars and Clubs open till the early hours of the morning.
Unbeatable streetlife that doesn't abate.
Unmissable Madrid experience
Written 10 September 2019
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Rosan
61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
This neighborhood does not only have the typical Madrid architecture, but it also hosts tons of little boutique shops that are more inclined towards artistic endeavours. There are a lot of art galleries, an amazing icecream shop called ¨la pescaderia¨, great bars and small restaurants. worth spending an evening if you are here for a short time.
Written 22 March 2019
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NJ B
Edgartown, MA170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We were staying in Lavapies and decided to take the metro to Malasana which turned out to be a very good decision. Very eclectic area with many funky vintage stores, great boutique shops, bohemian cafes. We had a blast and found many great gifts. Barrio Malasana has bars, pastry shops, and hip hop clothing stores. Centered around Plaze del Dos de Mayo, a plaza to commemorate the Spanish Independence War, the area is named for a 15-year old girl executed by the French in 1808. There is a history here that must not be forgotten, but there is also is a flavor and life that reaches out with street art and a vibrant night life. When you visit Madrid you must try all of the neighborhoods and Malasana is not to be missed.
Written 9 June 2017
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skankis
1,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Madrid has many areas famous for incredible nightlife.
But Malasaña is surely its epicentre.
Plaza after plaza and street after street of bars , restaurants and clubs.
Where on earth do sooooo many people come from.
Streets are absolutely inundated with folk having a good time Till very very late.
I absolutely love this area.
Written 9 February 2017
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