Madrid’s district, this month: Chamberí

Chamberi District

Chamberí is a district that borders the city center to the Southwest and barrio Salamanca to the East. As most of the residents here are locals, the real spirit of Madrid threads its way to every corner. Chamberí is even described as “castizo”, which means a classic and traditional district in the city. Welcome to Chamberí if you need an authentic and calm area that has everything nearby. 

El Museo Nacional del Prado – the Royal Museum

El Prado (van Ort | flickr)

El Prado was designed by Juan Villanueva in 1785. It originally housed the Natural History Cabinet, but the purpose and name changed over the years to the National Museum of Paintings and Sculptures. Illustration 1 Museo del Prado by Emilio | flickr   In 1819, the Royal Museum opened to the public the very first time. […]