The Chamberí district
Chamberí is a continuous pleasure, stroll through its streets and discover the many historic noble mansions and stately buildings in the area, plus the fact that it is surrounded by embassies, art galleries and boutiques offering the latest trends and the best cuisine in the city. Calle Zurbano is even considered by the New York Times as one of the most beautiful avenues in Europe, full of sumptuous mansions, luxury boutiques and restaurants.
Gastronomy and culture
With an incomparable gastronomic choice, the traditional local establishments and markets blend with new eating places where you can experience the nouvelle cuisine from many different countries. The vibrant calle Ponzano is a good example of this, where every second establishment in the street is a tavern, a restaurant or a cocktail bar. It offers an incomparable cultural life, from original version cinemas, theatres and a wide variety of museums to the most iconic concert halls. For example, the avant-garde Teatros del Canal or the modern Luchana multi-theatre, the Sorolla Museum, the José Ortega y Gasset Foundation and the Norman Foster Foundation, the Sala Clamores and Sala Galileo Galilei, amongst others.
Another of the great attractions of the area are the green zones where you can enjoy the terraces or practise sports, and the innumerable squares and hidden gardens: the Plaza de Chamberí and Plaza de Olavide squares, the Canal de Isabel II, the Santander Park, Fortuny Palace and the garden terrace of the InterContinental.
The Madrid lifestyle
The size of the city, the wide range of activities related to art, sport and fashion, and the very welcoming atmosphere resulting from the social habits of its inhabitants, ensure a fascinating lifestyle.