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Calle Manuela Malasana 20 | Madrid, 28004 Madrid, Spain
+34 910 17 77 04
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this area for a week and couldn't get over the amount of graffiti there was. Some beautiful entrances and doors were covered in it. Not attractive graffiti in most cases, just scribble. A 4th star if there weren't so much of it....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Flantheman2334
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Lots of restaurants, cafes, and bars. Fun stores, friendly people. Mox for quick, healhty meals and snacks, Bar Galleta looks yummy and upscale. Loreta was a surprise hit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank vacation9778
Reviewed October 19, 2018

This was the area of Madrid where we stayed for our week break. We knew nothing about it before we arrived but quickly decided we had made a great choice. The narrow streets were full of interest and always busy. There are some great places...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AirFresheners
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We booked an Airbnb apartment in Malasaña, and it was absolutely the right area to stay. There are loads of wonderful bars and it’s a really lively area at night. There were a few other tourists around, but this is a very authentic area of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

We have enjoyed sitting in a bar, drink a beer while tasting the popular pizza and chorizos and getting lost among flavors and odors.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarlosIturraldeCE
Reviewed September 27, 2018

What a fun and hip neighborhood! We had the most pleasant stroll here one morning and came back another day in the evening to experience it at a different time of the day. Loved the feel of the barrio, the artsy graffiti, the cool little...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 504
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is just next to Chueca - but only a fraction of the tourists. Hip, local, crowd for restaurants, small theaters, clubs and bars. Just wander the streets and enjoy the action.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Gungo22
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Lots of quirky shops and full of restaurants. Said to be a student hangout. Doesn't really get started until lunch time ((Spanish lunch time). Seems quite safe and interesting. Pretty good night life. Again a younger crowd. Don't remember it from the 1990's when I...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

There is a lot more to this place than I found when I first came to Madrid. There are many individual shops and boutiques away from the busier shopping streets as well as numerous bars and restaurants. The area feels much safer than further South....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Spent some time here on a short break to Madrid and loved the place. Although we only visited during the day the place had a very relaxed and alternative feel with plenty of quirky shops and bars. Many places don't open until lunch time or...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music
venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair,
narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the
center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends
outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents,
and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on
the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as
many other parts of the city, but this only adds to
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June 13, 2016|
Response from ballyga | Reviewed this property |
Hi, to visit Malasana the route will depend on where you are starting from and what specific sites you want to see. There are several metro lines that can take you to Malasana and the largest is likely Plaza d'Espana, but... More
June 13, 2016|
Response from Imma P | Reviewed this property |
Tribunal or Bilbao, both are very close to the area.