Madrid City Guide

It's hard to get to know a city as big as Madrid... but you've got to start somewhere!

The best way to discover Madrid is to tackle it neighborhood by neighborhood, because each "barrio" boasts a different personality and history. From rocker Malasaña to touristy Puerta del Sol, from the historic Plaza Mayor to the elegance of wealthy Salamanca, Madrid holds something for all tastes and interest.

Whether you're a visitor or resident, this city guide will help you get oriented in each barrio. We've given you the essentials on location, tourist sights and cultural attractions. Keep checking back as we add more pages on restaurants, nightlife, and more by neighborhood.