Everyone is welcome in Malasaña, no matter where you're from and whatever makes you tick, there's something for everyone here.

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Alternative, underground and young people's

The Malasaña neighbourhood is synonymous with alternative, underground, culture and youth: it is home to Madrid's counter-cultural scene. It was the centre for Madrid's movida movement in the 1980s-a cultural explosion that these streets and the plaza del Dos de Mayo witnessed (don't leave without visiting it)-, various musicians and artists of all types found fame in this neighbourhood. In the 1990s, the movida disappeared, but the culture remained. An assortment of bars, record shops, terraces and extravagant clothing stores all have a place here and are linked by culture and music. Also, at nightfall, the crowd from the plaza del Dos de Mayo finish dining and spill out onto the neighbourhood's streets. It is one of the main nightlife areas in the capital and has the best rock bars and pubs in Madrid.

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