Malasaña Walking Tour, Madrid

Malasaña Walking Tour (Self Guided), Madrid

Malasaña has been a bohemian hub for decades and was at the center of Madrid's counterculture movement in the 1970s and ‘80s. Today, the heart of this historic neighborhood still beats to an alternative vibe with its hip residents and visitors, although some gentrification of the area is starting to take place. The neighborhood has been compared to London's Camden Town and New York City’s Lower East Side and it is easy to see why with the jumble of alternative and fashionable shops. The main attractions of Malasaña are its beautiful squares. These are popular hangouts around which are old buildings, cafés and shops.

Plaza Dos de Mayo is the central meeting place for locals. Come here to sit on the terrace of a café, sipping a refreshing drink. On the weekend, bring your shopping bags for the flea market that is held here. In fact Saturdays and Sundays are the busiest times in the neighborhood, crowded with a diverse mix of people, including bohemian types, hard rock devotees and the trendiest followers of fashion. Take some time out of your schedule to stop and admire the many fine and imaginative street art creations that adorn walls and buildings. When it is time to eat, you will discover lots of choices in Malasaña, including Spanish and international cuisines.
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Malasaña Walking Tour Map

Guide Name: Malasaña Walking Tour
Guide Location: Spain » Madrid
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 3.3 Km or 2.1 Miles
Author: nataly
San Bernardo Street, Our Lady of Montserrat Church

3) San Bernardo Street, Our Lady of Montserrat Church

Amaniel Street 29

4) Amaniel Street 29

Conde Duque Street

5) Conde Duque Street

San Andres Street, Juanse Drugstore

8) San Andres Street, Juanse Drugstore

San Andrés Street

9) San Andrés Street

Valverde Street, Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences

12) Valverde Street, Spanish Royal Academy of Sciences

Puebla Street, San Antonio de los Alemanes Church

13) Puebla Street, San Antonio de los Alemanes Church

Desengaño Street, San Martín Church

14) Desengaño Street, San Martín Church

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Travel Distance: 3.9 Km or 2.4 Miles

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