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“Madrid's most modern and rather up market street”

Paseo de la Castellana
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Owner description: Wide, tree-lined avenue leading up to the world-famous Prado museum.
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The Paseo de la Castellana is a long north south avenue lined by office buildings, banks and financial institutions fancy stores and restaurants, as well as hotels and impressive modern architecture. You'll almost certainly walk along parts of this wide thoroughfare as it includes the Paseo del Prado to the south There are a number of government ministries located in the Nuevos Minsterios complex and the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is also a much visited site and revered by Spanish and international football (soccer) enthusiasts, especially fans of Real Madrid.

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Reviewed 3 August 2016

Madrid has about a dozen iconic and significant streets, if you will, and this is one of them.

Probably the longest stretching of the lot, Paseo de la Castellana starts at Paseo del Prado (which might was well be the Paseo de la Castellana itself as one turns into the other with little notice) where Atocha train station is, all the way to what was Plaza Castilla, and beyond.

Splitting the city almost in two, almost every major landmark and museum can be found on Paseo de la Castellana. Good shopping, libraries, art museums, embassies, major banks, government buildings, restaurants and the most prominent hotels; even a prison located right across the street from Nuevos Ministerios (how ironic is that?) - are all found here.

The famed Santiago Bernabeu Stadium is along this stretch, the famed Real Madrid home side of legends duke it out on one of the most amazing pitches in the world - and of the club that holds the most European Trophies in all of Europe - home ground to the "Galacticos".

Paseo de la Castellana has a series of plazas and round-abouts along the way, which also lead off to important parts of the city.

Must Sees are La Cibeles, Plaza Colon, Banco España, the Santiago Bernabeu, amongst other sites.

A tight mix of both old and new, bring a camera if you like amazing architecture.

This is a long walk from end to end, and I recommend taking the bus (Madrid Metro too, but you will miss the sights) to get a feel for what is out there, and where.

Thank P. Joby P
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

There are many spectacular buildings that line the Paseo de la Castellana, some are corporate office but many are the city's most interesting palaces and sites.

Thank Les L
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Reviewed 24 July 2016

Long avenue. We should try to split it in two parts. The first one from Columbus square (Plaza de Colón) to Castilla Square (Plaza Castilla). Many, many places to visit at this avenue. Think in Champs Elysées, Paris or Fith Av, Manhattan and you will understand the importance of La Castellana for Madrid. To begin with La Plaza de Colón is a wonderful square to spend sixty minutes walking; nest stop at Nuevos Ministerios' site and visit the biggest Spanish store (ECI) where you can find whatever you like; next stop at Real's stadium, there is a guide visit to it_; to end at Plaza Castilla you could visit a fantastic museum (Canal Isabel II). The second part could wait for other journey.

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Reviewed 13 May 2016

I took part in the Rock 'n' Roll Madrid marathon and I had the pleasure to run along this place. I do a lot of marathon and I discover parts of cities that one would not maybe normally visit.

It is so beautiful and large and on the day I was on it I had it almost to myself. It was a Sunday and the marathon meant there was no traffice. I had lived in Madrid many moons ago but on a normal day there is so much traffic.

It is just a beautiful place and worth a visit. It is one of the largest and widest avenues in Madrid and it has so many great sites including the famous Estadio Santiago Bernabéu which is the home of Real Madrid.

Take a walk along it as it is a really fantastic avenue. Take your time as beauty like this is rare and the views like wise.

I was not exactly solo if you consider all the other athletes but maybe I was as I looked around and marveled at such a beautiful avenue in a beautiful city

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