Why rent an apartment in the district of Retiro in Madrid?
Retiro is one of the largest and most distinguished districts in the Spanish capital. This district is well-known for its wide avenues, famous parks and also its large apartments. So, if you rent an apartment in Retiro you will live in one of the most elegant areas of Madrid.
It is also one of the most central parts of Madrid, making it an interesting district for people who prefer living close to the city centre, while still being in an area that is a little less noisy.
Besides these characteristics, you will find some important museums in the district of Retiro, making it one of the most cultural areas in the Spanish capital. If you have thought about renting an apartment in Madrid, doing so in the district of Retiro would be an excellent option if it’s your wish to live close to the centre, in a more spacious and less crowded part of the city.
The district of Retiro is rather an expensive district, and rental prices rise when the properties are more spacious and refined.
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The district of Retiro is a residential zone, constructed in the surroundings of Retiro Park. Retiro Park’s land was owned by the Count-Duke of Olivares, and his palace was located not far away.
As time went by, the land turned into a public park. Now it was no longer a private space, as the city’s residents could enjoy its nature nearby Madrid’s city centre.
The district of Retiro is very well-connected to other areas within the capital. When you rent an apartment in Pacífico, for example, this neighbourhood in Retiro is located between Paseo de la Infanta Isabel, Paseo de la Reina Cristina and Avenida del Mediterraneo. Avenida Ciudad de Barcelona runs right through the neighbourhood.
Retiro Park is a bien de interés cultural (cultural asset) and because of its size, it is one of the largest urban parks in Europe. Retiro Park is one of the most important tourist attractions in the city of Madrid, but residents also like to come here. The avenues bordering the park are wide, and apartments in this district are large and spacious. They usually have high ceilings.
Commercially the district is also interesting, and there are many culinary options and other services. Being in proximity to the centre makes this district ideal for anyone wanting to live close to Madrid’s Centro.
Every quarter in the district of Retiro is actually perfect for people looking to live in a more distinguished neighbourhood with shopping zones and services, close to downtown Madrid.
If you prefer renting an apartment in Adelfas, the important Avenida La Paz, Avenida del Mediterráneo and Calle del Doctor Esquerdo border this neighbourhood.
When visiting the Spanish capital and renting an apartment in Estrella, your car will have direct access to the M-30. Another important street is Calle del Doctor Esquerdo.
Another option when staying in Madrid is renting an apartment in the neighbourhood of Ibiza. This neighbourhood is east from Retiro Park and Calle O'Donell borders it on its northern side. You can use this street to reach the city centre, but you can also take it to exit the Spanish capital.
You can also rent an apartment in Jerónimos, the neighbourhood that includes Retiro Park and a few blocks east from this majestic green zone. An extra bonus is Atocha train station and Paseo del Prado, as they both connect the area with the city centre. Paseo del Prado actually crosses the Spanish capital from north to south.
And last but not least, if you would rather live in a quiet quarter close to an incredible park and downtown Madrid, then renting an apartment in Niño Jesús is ideal.
What to see in the district of Retiro?
One thing you mustn’t miss in the district of Retiro is, of course, the park that carries the same name. This is the best place to relax and disconnect from the city and get away from (some of its) noise. Walk its paths in the shade of trees and find that little piece of heaven right in the middle of the city. You can also visit the famous lake with its boats and chiringuitos (beach bars) and have a drink there while observing the natural landscape.
The spectacular Palacio de Cristal (Crystal Palace) is located at the foot of the lake, and it is home to many different tree and plant species. They give this natural environment an unparalleled elegance. If you’re looking for more culture, then don’t forget to visit the Prado Museum. Other lovely sights in the district of Retiro are Cibeles fountain and Neptune fountain, Jerónimos Church and the Spanish Royal Academy.