Chamberí is bordered on the North by the Cuatro Caminos roundabout and the Raimundo Fernandez de Villaverde street; On the East by the Paseo de la Castellana; In the South by the Plaza de Colon and the streets of Sagasta, Genova, Carranza and Alberto Aguilera; In the West by the streets of Princesa, Isaac Peral, Arcipreste de Hita and Juan XXIII.
Chamberí is a residential neighborhood. There are many university student residents in the area due to the proximity to the Ciudad Universitaria de Madrid. This has helped the development of the area. The neighborhood has traditional markets such as the Abastos de Vallehermoso, Andrés Mellado, Chamberí and Alonso Cano markets.
The Northern part of Chamberí has a number of top-line sports facilities open to the public.
Chamberí also has a new Cultural Complex called the Teatro de Canal which was inaugurated in November of 2008. It is located on the corner of Cea Bermudez and Bravo Murillo and consists of three buildings: a theater, an auditorium and a rehearsal complex. The Teatro de Canal will be the headquarters of the Choir and Orchestra of the Comunidad of Madrid, the Dance Company de Madrid and the Choreography Institute of Madrid.
As far as architecture goes, we could say that every type of building can be found in the district of Chamberí. Many large and old palaces, convents, schools, hospitals and churches have been declared as National Monuments. All of this adds to Chamberí`s interesting diverse culture with its abundance of modernist, neo-gothic and neo-mudejar representation.
The blue Line 1 Metro, Madrid´s oldest inaugurated in 1919, has four metro stops in the Chamberí district: Cuatro Caminos, Rios Rosas, Iglesia and Bilbao. The Chamberí metro stop used to belong to this line, but was closed in 1966. Back in those days, the people referred to it as the “Ghost Station”. It is now the Museo de Metro de Madrid “Anden 0” (Platform 0) which was founded in March 2008.