Nestled between the streets Gran Vía, Fuencarral, Carranza and Argüelles, we find one of the most important neighbourhoods in the centre of Madrid, the Malasaña district, also known as the Maravillas neighbourhood. Manuela Malasaña was a young seamstress killed by Napoleon's troops in the uprising of May 2nd, 1808, when she fighting with the French to defend the city. To commemorate Manuela, this district in Madrid was named after.
Malasaña has a rich architecture and is considered as an architectural heritage of the city. Strolling through the Malasaña neighbourhood allows us to enjoy a place where the past and present come together.
If you have never lived in Malasaña, you will not know much about this neighbourhood. But Malasaña is a district where locals greet each other in the street and share many activities together. There are portals where you can even have your WhatsApp group to order the salt or pick up your last Amazon order if you're not at home (true story).
Most of the district was built in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, so it is very likely that the houses you find there are more than 100 years old. This has many advantages, such as the good soundproofing of most old walls (you may hear little or no noise from the neighbours) and the charm of living in a place with history in any of its corners.
In recent years, Malasaña has gone through a complete transformation that has triggered the interest of investors for properties. Many savers have seen flats in this symbolic district go up in value and they have been able to become the owners of these properties.