Why rent an apartment in the neighbourhood of Sol in Madrid?
Rent an apartment in Sol means that you will be living in the geographical center of the Iberian Peninsual. Kilometer zero is at Puerta del Sol, a location that is also famous for celebrating New Year's Eve every year.
One of the most important and busiest roads in Europe, the Gran Vía, also runs through this neighbourhood. And as this is the most centrally located area in the city, it is packed with all kinds of shops, restaurants, bars and cafés, and residents will definitely find all the services they need close by.
Of course, this part of the city is well-connected by public transport with other areas within the Spanish capital.
If you have decided to rent an apartment in Madrid and want to live in a populous, energetic place with lots of services, leisure venues, restaurants, cafés and everything else you might possibly need, then the neighbourhood of Sol is an ideal location for you.
You must always keep in the back of your mind, however, that this is also one of the most expensive areas in Madrid.
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The neighbourhood of Sol is part of Madrid’s district of Centro. It is actually one of the most important commercial zones of the city of Madrid.
Large departments store such as El Corte Inglés and Fnac and general stores like Zara, Mango and H&M can be found in this area.
But if you go to the Gran Via and its surrounding streets, you can find many different types of shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres, cinemas and other basic services, making it unnecessary to leave the area for anything at all. If you are looking for a quiet neighbourhood, Sol is certainly not your place to be.
Remember that Sol is one of the most touristic areas in the Spanish capital, even in Europe. There are lots of people who enjoy strolling down the Gran Vía and who visit Puerta del Sol, besides looking at all the shops in neighbouring streets.
So if you are deciding on where to rent an apartment in the district of Centro, and you are looking for an exciting and vibrant zone, then without any doubt the of Sol will be right up your alley. The zone is well-connected with other parts of the city of Madrid and services here are limitless.
If you prefer living in Madrid’s commercial zone, you will absolutely love the area of Sol.
What to see in the neighbourhood of Sol?
There are many tourist attractions to be found in this area, from the hustle and bustle on the Gran Vía, where you can explore shopping options, to walking to the unique and mythical sculpture of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, which is located at Puerta del Sol. The famous Telefónica building, Plaza de Callao, Plaza de España, Calle de Preciados and the Convent of Las Descalzas Reales are other places worth visiting.
Besides all these appealing characteristics, you will also discover many restaurants. Have the best culinary dishes at some of the most typical places in the Spanish capital. Why not, for example, have a chocolate with churros at chocolatería San Ginés or order some tapas at one of the taverns or restaurants in the area? You will soon find out that Madrid's gastronomy is excellent.