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5 neighbourhoods in Madrid to explore without a car and with a safe social distance guaranteed

By | 20 May, 2020 | 0 comments

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Did you know that, since 15 May our city has pedestrianised more than 28.9 kilometres of streets so that you can walk up and down them freely?

It’s just one of the measures implemented by Madrid City Council recently in order to help guarantee social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 08:00 to 14:00 and from 16:00 to 22:00, various streets in Madrid cut off traffic and are turned into pedestrianised sections that you can go for a walk along.

In the following section we’ll cover the streets in the central neighbourhoods closest to Hotel Liabeny and some of the main tourist attractions nearby so that you can decide what’s best for your plans to go out for a walk:

  • Calle Mayor (from Bailén to Sol)
    The authentic beating heart of Madrid, situated just a few steps away from our hotel. Throughout its six centuries of history, this street has been a cradle of trade and commerce, and it is home to historic buildings including the home of the writer Calderón de la Barca, the Real Botica, the Teatro Arenal and Casa Ciriaco.
  • Plaza de Cascorro (Ribera de Curtidores)
    Famous for playing host to Madrid’s best-known flea market, El Rastro. Here you can also admire the monument to the soldier Eloy Gonzalo, one of the heroes of the Battle of Cascorro (Cuba, 1896) that gives this square its name.
  • Paseo del Prado (from Plaza del emperador Carlos V to Plaza de Cibeles)
    One of Madrid’s most beautiful boulevards, full of trees and green spaces. From here we can see beautiful landmarks including the Prado Museum, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the fountains of Neptuno, Cibeles and Apolo.
  • Menéndez Pelayo (O’Donnell – Mariano de Cavia)
    One of the capital’s most cosmopolitan avenues, connecting old Madrid with the uptown neighbourhood of Salamanca and running alongside the eastern edge of Parque del Retiro. It features several art galleries, plus a fantastic range of culture and gastronomy.

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