Madrid neighborhoods: Sol

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Living in Sol

Sol is one of the six neighborhoods of the central district of Madrid, where you can find the famous kilometer zero, Puerta del Sol and Alcalá Street.Here are also the Circle of Fine Arts, the Instituto Cervantes. Sol is the tourist epicenter of the city and one of the most bustling and lively areas.

It is full of shops, bars, restaurants, cafes and charming squares surrounded by beautiful residential buildings with a lot of history.

The magnificent location of Sol makes it one of the best neighborhoods to live as a student, as it offers good connections to the various universities in Madrid and the University City.


Although there is no university here, Sol is an excellent area to look for student accommodation, for good communications by public transport. For example, the University City (where the Polytechnic University of Madrid, the Complutense and the Faculty of Education of the UNED are located) is only 20 minutes by metro. Thanks to the good connections in the vicinity, the campus of the Autonomous University (Cantoblanco) and the campus of Getafe of the Carlos III University can be reached in less than 30 minutes.


The unbeatable location of the neighborhood makes many young people look for a room for students next to Plaza del Sol.

As you can imagine, it is a much sought after area, but the offer of university accommodation is enormous, so finding a room is not a problem.

Uniplaces has a large variety of rooms for students in Sol, suitable for all types of renters, from single or double rooms (with or without private bathroom) to small and cozy studios or one bedroom flats for young people who Seek greater comfort and independence.


Sol is a small district, so it has few metro stations, although they are one of the most important in Madrid.

At the Sol metro station you can take metro lines 1, 2, and3. Other nearby metro stations (5 minutes on foot) are Callao (lines 3 and 5) and Sevilla (line 2). In the Sol station you can use the C-3 and C-4 lines of Cercanías to cross Madrid from north to south and reach, for example, Aranjuez, where one of the Rey Juan Carlos University campuses is located.

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