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10-04-2020

University students choose the centre of Madrid to party

University students choose the centre of Madrid to party

The center of Madrid is usually frequented by hundreds of university students, where they arrive every day to spend their leisure time after finishing university.

This historic neighborhood is home to many iconic and representative places in the history of the city. If you are coming to study in Madrid soon and want to see some of the best known and most frequented places by students, read on and discover all the information you will need when you move into your student flat in Madrid.

Let's start with the emblematic Puerta del Sol, the origin of the name of this square is due to the sun that adorned its entrance, originally one of the accesses to the fence that surrounded Madrid in the 15th century. One of the most important buildings in the square is the Casa de Correos, which was built by the French architect Jaime Marquet between 1766 and 1768, and which currently serves as the seat of the Presidency of the Community of Madrid. In this square you can also find since 1950 the Kilometer Zero of the radial roads of the country.

The well-known statues of El Oso y el Madroño and of Carlos III, photographed every day by thousands and thousands of tourists who frequent the square and choose it as the background for their photographs, are also located in this square. El Oso y el Madroño is the work of the sculptor Antonio Navarro Santafé and was inaugurated on January 10, 1967. It is located on the eastern side of Puerta del Sol, between the streets of “Alcalá” and “Carrera de San Jerónimo”, the statue of Carlos III was added in 1994 thanks to a popular referendum held in the same square.

Almost in the center of this square is the Sol station where 3 underground lines and 2 suburban lines arrive, connecting Sol with the “Atocha” and “Chamartín” stations, as well as the numerous city bus stops, but without a doubt the best way to get to know the city center is by walking around admiring its buildings and stopping off at the different bars and restaurants along the way to sample the wide range of cuisine on offer in Madrid.

Now we go to the “Plaza de Oriente”, designed in 1844 by the architect Narciso Pascual y Colomer, the square was built under the rule of King Joseph Bonaparte, has different gardens where you can walk with an excellent exhibition of sculptures, the most famous being the equestrian sculpture of King Philip IV. The Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Theatre, located next to this square, are buildings that will not leave you indifferent because of their grandiosity, when you see them for the first time.

In this neighborhood, you will spend many days enjoying the many terraces with your fellow students in Madrid. We are talking about the “Malasaña” neighborhood, one of the most popular and historical districts of Madrid, in fact, the Madrid City Council itself recognizes it in its map of tourist areas.

If you need accommodation, our student flats in Madrid are strategically located and very well communicated with the city center so that you can move to this place without any problem, where you will spend many hours with your university mates.

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