Discovering the Barrio de las Letras

Darya Homes on April 17, 2020

The Paseo del Prado, the San Jerónimo race and the streets of Atocha and de la Cruz establish the limits of the Barrio de las Letras, one of the most popular areas of Madrid for its history, art, shops, restaurants and pedestrian streets

One of the characteristics of this neighbourhood is that there are literary quotes written in golden letters on the pavement of its streets, which are based on the best works of several of the authors of the Golden Age.

But in Madrid’s Barrio de las Letras we couldn’t forget about gastronomy, since it has restaurants for all tastes. There are both national and international alternatives. It is also one of the best areas for nightlife because any day of the week there is an atmosphere between its streets accompanied by a wide range of musical styles.

Therefore, living in this area is always a good option. In one of the main streets of the neighbourhood is located one of our promotions, Santa Isabel 9, a residential rehabilitation project of 18 houses. It combines the details of its classic architecture with the comforts of current trends. A great option to live in an area full of leisure activities and with a lot of cultural history.

What to see in the Barrio de las Letras

The Barrio de las Letras in Madrid stands out, among other things, for its large number of original shops , for fashion, jewelry, books, decoration or accessories.

Lovers of tradition and lifelong shops will find several shops that maintain their historical charm. But this Barrio de Las Letras in Madrid has also known how to open up to contemporary creative offerings. There are a large number of establishments owned by Spanish designers and artists.

Modernario is one of the most characteristic decoration shops in the neighborhood, full of antique dealers and galleries . We must also highlight the artisan shoes of Franjul , where thousands of women, brides and guests have passed who were looking for a comfortable and exclusive shoe for a great day. This place founded in 1947 makes shoes and bags to order, and customizing each model to the tastes and needs of customers.

The artistic and bohemian air has captivated numerous restless spirits. Como Desnivel, a spectacular bookstore that is a reference for lovers of mountains and adventure sports. And for the little ones there is Kamchatka Magic Toys, a toy store specialized in educational games, active pedagogies and books with charisma.

In addition, on the first Saturday of each month, the merchants in the area organize the Las Ranas Market , which fills the streets with color with musical and theatrical shows. A street market with a very particular traditional touch.

Culture in the Barrio de Las Letras

The Barrio de las Letras in Madrid also attracts because of its art, since it houses three of the most relevant museums internationally: the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Also noteworthy is the CaixaForum building and the different art galleries in the area such as La Fábrica, Ateneo de Madrid or Format Comfortable.

Another of the most outstanding places in the neighbourhood is the Lope de Vega House Museum, where the Spanish poet and playwright lived from 1610 until his death, in 1635. Currently, this place, where the author wrote his works, you can visit.

If after knowing all the possibilities that the Barrio de las Letras offers you decide to live in it, en Darya Homes we have a development of 18 homes in the Barrio de las Letras, Santa Isabel 9. A building that also has beautiful common areas: interior patios with sheets of water, an indoor pool, a gym and a gourmet room to hold your dinners with friends or family.

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