A great vibe and two kilometres of the coolest shopping around.
The heart of the Malasaña area.
The calle Fuencarral is the backbone that links up Gran Vía with the Bilbao area and is also the heart of Malasaña, Madrid's most alternative and underground district. Since the 1980s it has become a symbol of suburban culture, combining the bar and disco area at night with the shoppingroute by day. The street may stretch to over 2 kilometres, but walking it is a must. From the Glorieta de Bilbao you will start to come across the major clothing stores mixed with original bars and terraces and retail clothing outlets that you've never seen before. This is Malasaña, a blend of small urban cultures. The street also links up the Chamberí and Chueca neighbourhoods, thus providing you with an eclectic mix of neighbourhoods. The second stretch of the street is pedestrianised and here you'll find the Mercado de Fuencarral, a small and alternative shopping centre. At the end of the street, Gran Vía awaits for you to continue your shopping itinerary.
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