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Las Salesas the fashion district of Madrid

Some people view the district of Salesas as the Soho of Madrid due to the fact that it's a classic area in a privileged location. In recent years, this neighbourhood has been experiencing a renaissance that made it become the most fashionable district in the capital.

Delimited by Paseo de Recoletos, streets such as Fernando VI, Barquillo, Génova, and la plaza de Santa Bárbara, this neighbourhood is reaching an undeniable glamour, based on the mixture of the charm of the wide avenues with architectural buildings and the new restaurants and trendy shops that populate their sidewalks.

The arterial centre of the district is the Salesas plaza. It takes its name from the old Convento de las Reales Salesas. A large architectural complex formed by the palace, convent and church, was the work of the architect François Carlier. Founded in 1748 by Bárbara de Braganza, wife of King Fernando VI, it is the burial home of both monarchs. Palace and convent are today the home of the Supreme Court, which is a building of sublime elegance, with a majestic staircase and accentuated rococo style.

Also in Fernando VI Street, the spectacular modernist building, Palace of Longoria, houses the General Society of Authors. Another important feature of the neighbourhood is Plaza de Santa Bárbara, where the former convent of the same name was erected.

As the area boomed recently, many new art galleries and fashion shops from international firms and independent designers alternate in streets like Piedmont, Almirante, Argensola or Conde de Xiquena. The design is a hallmark of these independent fashion trades. Streets like Barquillo, previously called "street of sound" because of sound and image stores, was not alien to this transformation.

As far as cuisine goes, this area already boasts the centuries-old existence of the legendary Café Gijón, which was opened in 1888. This is a place for literary get-togethers and has witnessed the great proliferation of new restaurants dedicated to creative cuisine. This district suits all tastes and is perfect for those who like the share the streets with the locals.

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All these circumstances have enhanced the property prices in Salesas district. Therefore, the interest to rent or buy a property in this fashionable area of ​​Madrid must correspond with the services of a real estate agent. The creditworthiness and prestige of Engel & Völkers agency comes highly recommended as this international company has more than 30 years of experience. To see the wide portfolio of properties, we advise you to visit one of its offices to find the best home in the district of Salesas.

Engel & Völkers

Génova, 27 - 5th floor
28004 Madrid
+34 91 277 45 00

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