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The Chamberí district takes its name from the 19th-century Peninsular War, when Napoleon’s troops invaded Spain. The Chambéry regiment set up its base in this area and after it was defeated, the district took its name to commemorate the Spanish victory. Over the next century, the neighbourhood underwent an industrial transformation and was later incorporated into the urban fabric of the centre of Madrid.
Today, Chamberí is a quiet, residential neighbourhood close to Ciudad Universitaria, which gives it a young feel. It’s perfect for booking a monthly rental if you’re coming to study in Madrid. It’s also ideal if you’re travelling to Madrid with children, friends or your partner. It has excellent transport connections, with almost all the city’s metro lines passing through it. There is also an extensive bus network and other transport alternatives that make it quick and easy to get about.
If you’re an art lover, our holiday apartments in Madrid in Chamberí are perfect, as the neighbourhood is in the southeast corner of the Golden Triangle, home to the city’s top museums: Museo del Prado, Museo Reina Sofía, CaixaForum Madrid and the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Another great option is the Casa Museo de Joaquín Sorolla, in Chamberí, which houses a range of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and furniture from the private collection of the “painter of light” himself.
If you're a fan of photography, mystery and vintage, check out Andén 0! The Chamberí ghost station was abandoned for 50 years but is now a beautiful underground museum. You can admire its original ceramic tiles and posters from 1919 and learn all about the Madrid metro at the information centre.
If you rent one of our apartments in Chamberí, you’ll be able to check out the neighbourhood’s thriving performing arts scene at the Centro Cultural Conde Duque and the Teatros del Canal. Enjoy the best flamenco concerts, ballet and circus shows only five minutes from your holiday apartment in the centre of Madrid.
Strolling along its streets is the best way to soak up the city atmosphere and people. The streets in this neighbourhood are full of life and have lots of curious shops such as the Tienda de Tintín, the Black Oveja haberdashery and the Argonauta bookshop, specialising in music. All right on the doorstep of your accommodation in Chamberí.
Feel like a local in one of the many parks and gardens, including the Parque de Santander, Plaza de Chamberí and, above all, the bustling Plaza de Olavide. You can try some of the best tapas in the city in the bars on this square! Traditional tapas and international and fusion cooking. If you prefer, head over to Chamberí Market for some delicious fresh food to cook at home in your apartment in Chamberí.
But that’s not all! The Chamberí district has plenty of options for heading out at night. Enjoy a cocktail at one of the many pubs and bars and if you fancy a dance, head for the mythical Sala Copérnico for the greatest hits or trendy clubs like Malaba Club and Club Bowi.
So, if you’re looking for apartments in Chamberí, this area of Madrid has lots to offer in terms of culture, food and partying. Plan your getaway and enjoy the best holiday accommodation in Madrid!