Living on calle Alcalá, Madrid’s most emblematic boulevard
One of the most emblematic streets in Madrid is certainly Calle Alcalá. This boulevard has been a testimony of the capital’s transformation for centuries. The street has even been immortalized by the famous song: Por la calle Alcalá by Las Leandras which is considered the city’s non-official hymn.
The street of Alcalá is the longest in Madrid and the third-longest in Spain. With more than ten kilometres long, it features more than 600 residential and commercial addresses. Calla Alcalá begins at Puerta del Sol, Spain’s km 0, and ends next to Avenida de América close to the O’Donnell Subway Station. The only streets larger than calle Alcalá are Gran Vía de Les Corts Catalanas and calle Valencia both located in Barcelona.
Living on Calle Alcalá will open up a whole range of possibilities for its residence leisure wise. At Darya Homes, we are aware of the endless advantages of living in this area. This is why we created our exclusive residential development: Alcalá 141. The residences are just a few meters away from the Retiro Park and the commercial and leisure centre of Madrid.
Notable restaurants are located right on the outskirts of Calle Alcalá, including some of the biggest in Madrid. Therefore, you can enjoy fusion cuisines and elegant settings on calle Alcalá. The street offers exquisite menus for lunch and dinner and while your there, don’t forget to admire these iconic monuments: Plaza Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá and Las Ventas bullring.
Eating out on Alcalá street
Creative cuisine is very popular in Madrid and Calle Alcalá is filled with restaurants offering this type of cuisine. We recommend the Shalakabula, a splendid establishment with a long list of regular customers. This restaurant owes its major success to the originality of its cuisine, the ingredient quality and, of course, the distinguished customer service making every client feel like home. All of the above has made Shalakabula one of the main culinary hot spots in the city and the most valued restaurant next to Calle Alcalá.
This area doesn’t only offers creative cuisine but also classical Spanish comfort food and modern bistros. The area of Calle Alcalá strategically located between the Salamanca neighbourhood (Goya) and the Centro (Retiro) offers a wide range of culinary experiences from enjoying tapas and snacks in the sun right next to the Retiro Park to fine dining in the trendy restaurants of the Jorge Juan Street. Thus, we recommended savour seasonal dishes at Ultramarinos Quintín or eat a complete ‘cocido madrileño’ (meat-based stew) at Taberna Pedraza, which has been recognized by Traveler magazine as one of the best ‘cocido’s’ in the capital.
Leisure and Lifestyle on Calle Alcalá
Calle Alcalá, at the height of the Barrio de Salamanca, is the right place if you enjoy shopping. Countless luxury brands have established themselves on the street and you can feel the glamour in every corner. No need to use your car to enjoy a fabulous shopping day as large pedestrian sidewalks are available everywhere in the neighbourhood.
If you want to enjoy walking in luxurious nature, jogging or reading in the sunshine you can do it in complete peace of mind as the Retiro Park is right around the corner. An ideal environment to enjoy the activities previously mentioned and much more. Also, we cannot forget to mention the numerous museums in the neighbourhood showcasing national treasures in Archaeology, Art and Music.
With all that we’ve mentioned above, we call all agree this neighbourhood is one of the best areas to live in. At Darya Homes, we’ve designed the residential development Alcalá 141 with this in mind. A project of 20 residences offering 1 to 4 bedrooms including parking spaces with sophisticated common areas including a zen garden and gym. Want to know more about Alcalá 141? Give us a call.