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Districts of Madrid

Madrid is divided into 21 districts and 128 wards, called barrios in Spanish. The districts from the first to the seventh plus the ninth form the true hub of the cultural, architectural and sports attractions of the capital. Here, the most prestigious apartments in Madrid and the majority of sites worth seeing are found.

The numbering of districts begins at the center, so the first district Centro is the physical and psychical center of Madrid. It is far from being large – barely 6 square kilometres, bus is nonetheless very densely populated, as here reside almost 150 thousand madrileños! Among the principal sites and sights worth visiting are the Gran Via street, unofficially the principal road of Spain, the Royal Palace of Madrid (His Highness Juan Carlos and the royal family do not reside here though), Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande, Puerta del Sol, the Kilometer Zero of Spain where celebrations on the New Year's Eve take place.

The second district is called Arganzuela. At its western part the Atlético Madrid football club has its stadium. The Vicente Calderón stadium is named after the famous president of the club. To the east of the district you can find a lush green area – Parque de Enrique Tierno Galván.

The third district Retiro, named after the palace of the same name, borders the Centro from the east. The remains of the palace and its wonderful gardens form the Buen Retiro park, officially endorsed as the main park of Madrid and its "green lungs". The Spanish National Observatory and the El Prado museum, where one of the best art collections of Europe is housed, can also be found here.

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  • Salamanca is the fourth district in the northeastern part of the central Madrid. It is an upscale and prestigious area, with big properties and big money paid for the real estate. The National Archaeological museum here is worth a visit.

    The fifth district of Chamartín is the business area of the capital. The business park with four tallest skyscrapers of Madrid and the Gates of Europe – two twin office towers inclining towards each other – form the skyline of the area. On the weekends numerous supporters of FC Real Madrid come to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium on Avenida Concha Espina to cheer for their team.

    The sixth district TetuГЎn is also considered an important commercial area. The population here is quite diverse, with a lot of immigrants from South America and sub-Saharan Africa settling here. The seventh district of ChamberГ­ is rich in parks and is one of the greenest areas of Madrid.

    The greenest one, however, is the eighth district of Fuencarral-El Pardo, and not only it is the greenest, it is also the largest district of Madrid. Presently it is declared the royal hunting estate as well as the bird sanctuary. It is interesting to note that before that the royal hunting grounds were located to the southwest of the district, in the ninth area of Madrid – Moncloa-Aravaca, if exactly, in the park of Casa de Campo (literally, "The country house"). The park is the largest one in the western part of the city, as its area exceeds 17000 hectares. The Zoo and Aquarium of Madrid make Casa de Campo a popular weekend getaway.

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