Madrid neighborhoods: Malasaña

Madrid neighborhoods: Malasaña

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Living in Malasaña

Malasaña is located in the center of Madrid, north of Gran Vía, bordering the neighborhood of Sol to the south. It is the neighborhood that saw the birth of the Madrid movement and which today remains the night mecca for many young people and university students living and studying in the capital. Malasaña combines the old with the modern and here you can see small shops of all life like second-hand shops, modern cafes, bookstores and bars and nightclubs frequented by the young hipster and alternative Madrid.


There may be no university in Malasaña, but it is a perfect place to live as a student, as it has good public transport links to the main universities.The University City (where the Complutense University and the Polytechnic University of Madrid are located) is only 10 minutes by metro from Argüelles and 17 minutes from Plaza de España.If you study at Universidad Carlos III or in the Autonomous University, it is best to walk to Sol (12 minutes) and use the Cercanías.From Plaza de España you can get to the Móstoles campus of the Rey Juan Carlos University by metro in a journey that lasts less than 50 minutes.


 Thanks to its central location, it is an excellent idea to find accommodation for students in Malasaña if you plan to move to Madrid during your university years.Whether you are looking for single, double or twin rooms, with or without a bathroom, you will have no problem finding accommodation that fits your preferences.Demand is high, yes, but also supply. Uniplaces has a great variety of rooms for students in Malasaña, so check them out.


 Despite its small size, Malasaña has a large number of metro stops that connect the neighborhood with various points of the city.Some of the most important and convenient stops are Gran Vía (line 5), Tribunal (lines 1 and 10), Plaza de España (lines 10 and 3) and Argüelles (lines 3, 4 and 6).In addition, Malasaña is only a 12-minute walk from Cercanías de Sol station, from where you can reach in less than 30 minutes both the campus of Getafe of the Carlos III University and the campus of Cantoblanco of the Autonomous University with the Line C4.



About the city

Living in Madrid is an incredible experience. Madrid is the best place in the country to savour all that Spanish cuisine has to offer, as well so many other local traditions. Here, you will always have something new to do, as Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.

Madrid is home to one of the world’s most famous museums – the Museo del Prado. However, there are plenty more landmarks and museums to see. Whenever you want to party, the city will be ready for it! Studying in Madrid can’t be done without experiencing the tapas the city is known for. Head over to Malasaña or the party barrios near La Latina to experience just how the Madrileño students enjoy their tapas and cañas.

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