Do you want to know which area of Madrid would be a good fit for you?

This post is part of the “The best areas to live in Madrid” Series. In this post I’ll share info about Salamanca (also known as “barrio de Salamanca”) that will help you get an idea of what your life would be like in this area, the type of housing you can find, its prices and the activities available by just going out on the street and walking a few minutes.

It’s a very lively District, with a huge shopping, gastronomic, cultural and leisure offer. And very well connected by public transport with the other Districts of the city.

Salamanca, in turn, is divided into the following neighborhoods:

  • Recoletos
  • Castellana
  • Goya
  • Lista
  • Guindalera
  • Fuente del Berro

Housing in Salamanca

The closer you get to Castellana, the higher quality buildings you find. As you get further away from Castellana, there is a mix of high-quality building with others that are of a lower quality.

There is, even, a small area with buildings of very poor quality in Fuente del Berro where we also find an area of quite high-end villas where there are not many properties for rent.

There is an offer of more than 1.800 flats for rent with an average price of around 22€/m2.

There is a very small number of chalets built so that the supply of this type of housing for rent is super scarce. Most of the properties offered are flats, of which the majority (around 33%) are 2 bedrooms). There are also some studios (3%), 1-bedroom apartments (21%), 3-bedroom flats (26%) and +4-bedroom flats (17%).

Of these, 23% are rented with a garage, 24% have a terrace and 5% a swimming pool.

With this table you can easily see the range of prices and the type of property with the greatest offer:

∗ These percentages and prices refer to an approximate average of the supply that we have observed in recent years. The supply of housing available for rent in Salamanca varies from day to day. The more demanded the area, the more dynamic the offer.

Sport Centers in Salamanca

Wizink Center
Jorge Juan, 99

Centro Deportivo Municipal Alcántara
Alcántara, 26

Centro Deportivo Municipal Fuente del Berro
Elvira, 36

Centro Deportivo Municipal Gimnasio Moscardó
Pilar de Zaragoza, 93

Instalación Deportiva Municipal Básica Boston
Boston, 1

Instalación Deportiva Municipal Básica Eva Duarte
Doctor Gómez Ulla, 9

Instalación Deportiva Municipal Básica Parque Breogán
Avenida Brasilia, 2

Instalación Deportiva Municipal Básica Torrespaña – Fuente del Berro
Alcalde Sáinz de Baranda, 94 (con M-30)

Cultural Centers in Salamanca

Residencia de Estudiantes
Pinar, 21-23

Casa de América
Plaza de Cibeles, 4

Casa Árabe
Alcalá, 62

Centro Cultural de China en Madrid
General Pardiñas, 73

Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa
Plaza de Colón, 4

Espacio Guindalera
Martínez Izquierdo, 20

Museums and Art Galleries in Salamanca

Fundación Juan March
Castelló, 77

Galería de Arte Kreisler
Hermosilla, 8

David Bardía Galería de Arte
Villanueva, 40

Galería Jorge Alcolea
Claudio Coello, 28

Galería Fernando Pradilla
Claudio Coello , 20

Galería de arte Álvaro Alcázar
Ferrer del Río, 5

Galería Marita Segovia
Lagasca, 7

Galeria Herrero de Tejada
Hermosilla, 49

La Fresh Gallery
Conde de Aranda , 5

Galería Guillermo de Osma
Claudio Coello, 4, 1º izq.

Galería Fernández-Braso
Villanueva, 30

Parra & Romero
Claudio Coello, 14

Concha Barrios Gallery
Villanueva, 27

Museo de la Biblioteca Nacional (National Library)
Paseo de Recoletos, 20 – 22

Museo Arqueológico Nacional
Serrano, 13

Museo Lázaro Galdiano
Serrano, 122

Museo Taurino
Alcalá, 237

Museo Casa de La Moneda
Doctor Esquerdo, 36

Fundación Carlos de Amberes
Claudio Coello, 99

Fundación Loewe
Goya, 4

Fundación Botín
Castelló, 18 C

Theaters and Cinemas in Salamanca

Cines Conde Duque – Goya
Goya, 67

Nuevo Teatro Alcalá
Jorge Juan, 62

Teatro Tribueñe
Sancho Dávila , 31

Schools in Salamanca

There are a total of 3 public schools, 2 institutes, 2 private schools, 15 charter schools and 11 of them are bilingual Spanish-English. In this Comunidad de Madrid link you may check all of them.

Parks in Salamanca

Parque de la Fuente del Berro
Peñascales, s/n

Parque Eva Duarte de Perón
Doctor Gómez Ulla,  9

It’s well worth mentioning Retiro Park. Although it belongs to another District, borders Salamanca and is very frequented by both residents and visitors.

Shopping in Salamanca

The famous “Golden Mile”, which is the most exclusive shopping area of Madrid, is located in this District with all the high-end, international brands. Another important shopping area on a more popular level is located around the streets Goya and Conde de Peñalver.

Salamanca postal codes

28001, 28006, 28028


Does Salamanca convince you? Do you think it would be a good choice for you?

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