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Why rent an apartment in the neighbourhood of Malasaña-Universidad in Madrid?

Malasaña-Universidad is one of the most modern and alternative neighbourhoods in the city. So if you really love to live in a youth atmosphere you must rent an apartment in Malasaña-Universidad. This area is known for playing a big role in the famous Movida Madrileña. The neighbourhood of Malasaña is located in the district of Centro, and it competes with the originality and eclecticism of Chueca.

Malasaña is a modern area, it is well-connected by public transport, full of services, and young and open-minded people will feel right at home here. According to the urban boundaries, the popular Malasaña belongs to the neighbourhood of Universidad.

The name of the quarter is derived from the surname of one of the most influential women in Madrid: Manuela Malasaña. She was a heroine from the city of Madrid, having taken part in the uprising against the French troops on May 2, 1808.

If you have been thinking of renting an apartment in Madrid, and if you are looking for a modern and alternative quarter with a certain underground feel to it, then Malasaña or Universidad can be a good choice.

If you are looking to rent an apartment in the district of Centro, and you are thinking of living in a somewhat different, more modern, creative and a bit rebellious part of the city, then there is no doubt that Malasaña will suit you. As in the entire district of Centro, apartment prices are not very affordable at all, but there is always the option of finding a slightly cheaper studio or renting a room in a shared apartment.

Malasaña offers you many services and shops, restaurants, monuments and also cultural activities.

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Malasaña is closely connected to the Movida Madrileña, a counter-cultural movement that occurred in the city of Madrid in the 1980s. As a result of the Spanish democracy that had been established a few years before the movement, there was an explosion of protests by rebellion youngsters who helped develop the area when they saw the opportunity of freedom after the dictatorial regime had ended.   

This seed that was planted almost 40 years ago, is still sprouting in the neighbourhood of Malasaña. The movement can still be felt clearly, although it has adapted to this day and age.

What to see in the neighbourhood of Malasaña-Universidad

You can visit many interesting monuments in the Malasaña-Universidad, including the Tribunal de Cuentas, the Church of St. Anthony of the Germans, the Church of San Martín and the Second Monastery of the Visitación.

Malasaña also has lots of different bars and restaurants, as well as charming squares, where it is lovely to sit down for a drink and enjoy Madrid’s good weather.

Take your time to visit Plaza Dos de Mayo, Calle Manuela Malasaña, Plaza de la Luna, Plaza de San Ildefonso and Calle del Pez, as you will discover many authentic and unique bars here with good music.

Malasaña-Universidad is the ideal place for those who like culture and who enjoy a vibrant neighbourhood with a little bit of a rebellious character.

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