We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can change this and find out more by following this link

Madrid: Malasana

Malasana, known as the Soho of Madrid, runs between Calle de Fuencarral and the city’s main thoroughfare, Gran Via. Once home of the famous Movida movement and a hippy hangout, it is fast changing into a hip hideaway. As the area shifts upmarket, innovative restaurants and cool boutique hotels such as Abalu are establishing themselves and attracting a cool clientele

City Guide

Kick off the day with a spot of shoe shopping. Try Delishoes for designer Italian models, or pick up original espadrilles from the classic Casa Crespo store, established in 1863.

Check out fashion boutique Wanda for cutting edge menswear and womenswear. Go mad for hip headwear and one-offs from hat boutique Maria Jose Mendoza.

Head to fantastic New York-style restaurant Nina Madrid on Calle Manuela Malasana. Kick back and enjoy its famous brunch. As the shops close for siesta, you don’t need to worry about missing valuable shopping time.

Go retro chic and rifle through the sumptuous clothes and accessories at the store of vintage style designer Maria Escote. Or shop for the real thing in the vintage emporiums of Calle de Velarde, including La Mona Checa, where you can find art and classic designer wear.

Now you’ve shopped its time to drop. Relax with some fine wine and classic Spanish cuisine at Restaurant Bolivar on Calle Manuela Malasana.

Join the cool crowd and hit the local bars. Make a pilgrimage to the original Movida bar, La Via Lactea, on Calle de Velarde.



Travel Pack