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The most emblematic squares of the Barrio de Salamanca

Unforgettable spots, shopping malls and numerous mansions and luxury apartments crowd the streets of the popular and noisy neighbourhood of Salamanca, a place where they give some places special importance. This is what the real estate agents at Engel & Völkers Madrid want to let everyone know.

Independence Square

Without doubt, any route you want to discover should start from the charming squares that enclose the Salamanca district all the way to the best known places in Madrid. This is the Plaza de la Independencia, a place that is visited annually by every traveler who drops by the capital of Spain.

This site highlights the Puerta de Alcalá, a monument built in 1778 by King Carlos III. It still gives the place an extra distinction and elegance. Around this square you can enjoy some of the most luxurious buildings throughout the city, so a visit and a walk around in the vicinity of this place is more than recommended.

Something that particularly stands out among the buildings of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries surrounding the Plaza de la Independencia is the gate of the same name that serves as the main point of entry El Retiro Park, which makes the setting of this place fabulous. 

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Foto: © Engel & Völkers Madrid

Plaza del Marqués de Salamanca

Think about taking a tour that will take you to the most traditional and beautiful squares in the Barrio de Salamanca. Hidden among the tidy streets is the famous Madrid district called the Plaza del Marqués de Salamanca. This place is dedicated to the creator and designer of the neighbourhood and it brings together the Ortega y Gasset streets and Principe de Vergara.

Plaza del Marqués de Salamanca has at its centre a statue dedicated to this important character in the history of Madrid and offers a number of trees under which they bring about the enjoyment of the tranquility and elegance that give off their surroundings.

The buildings surrounded in this place can only be described as noble, as they have the classic and simple look that defined the architecture of the late nineteenth century, a time when Madrid began to modernise and develop to make room for the great capital that it is today.

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Photo: © Wikipedia

Plaza de Colón

Right on the banks of the Barrio de Salamanca, this is one of the most attractive squares in the Spanish capital. The imposing sculpture that presides over the centre of this enclave is 17 metres high and is dedicated to a famous figure, Christopher Columbus, a character who lends his name to the square. The monument is designed in the Gothic style and was carved in the late nineteenth century.

This place is known for offering the visitor a large open space where you can enjoy a leisurely walk that highlights the hidden details of the Columbus Monument. One of the curiosities of the place is that it's home to the world's biggest Spanish flag on a mast that reaches 50 metres high. The surface of the national flag reaches 294 m thanks to dimensions of 14 x 21 m.

Around the Plaza de Colon, you can enjoy the elegant neoclassical buildings and aestheticly pleasing views, although the true icons of their urban surroundings are known as Torres de Colón.

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Foto: Plaza de Colón (Madrid) 06» de © Enrique Dans

Plaza de Salvador Dalí

One of the most charming, magical and recommended places of Salamanca district is the famous square dedicated to the genius figures. Its construction is much more recent than the other places that we have spoken about, so his style is radically opposed to other places.

What makes this place specially valuable in Madrid is having a series of sculptures designed by Salvador Dalí. The monumental complex that fills the square is known as 'Dolmen Dali' and consists of a bronze sculpture of a dolmen surreal style reminiscent of megalithic constructions that took place at the dawn of human era.

This construction has been residing in the square since 1986 and has been listed as property of heritage interest of the Community of Madrid, so it is advisable to spend a little time getting to know your surroundings and see the statue that's been dedicated to Newton.

Around these attractive places you can find some of the best homes and luxury apartments that lurk around Madrid. If you are interested in enjoying the Barrio de Salamanca and its luxurious and exclusive places, all you have to do is contact the real estate professionals at Engel & Völkers Madrid for they will advise you and clarify any questions you have. 

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