12 Favourite Madrid Streets - Exploding Markets, Weddings, Poodles, Pride, Tapas, Art & Piss! Ep.60

Updated: Jun 25, 2020



According to the Madrid City Hall, El Ayuntamiento de Madrid the Spanish capital has 9,139 streets.


Come and wander a handful of them with me and Spain travel consultant, Karen Rosenblum. No, we don't walk all 9,139 of them, but on our wander around the Spanish capital between us we compile a list of our top 12 favourite streets.


Calle de la Pasa tiled street sign
Raisin Street

We chose the them based on their quirky character, physical beauty, interesting history and curious and amusing stories behind them. (Think famous writers peeing in dooways...!)


Here´s the secret passageway to buy convent cookies...


Our 12 favourite Madrid streets


Calle del Codo

Elbow Street

Calle de la Pasa


Plaza de Olavide

Plaza de Olavide from above
Plaza de Olavide



The old municipal market building on Plaza de Olavide being demolished
The old municipal market building on Plaza de Olavide being demolished


Calle de Meson de Paredes

Colourful Corralas (Exterior walkways) - Calle Meson de Paredes
Colourful Corralas (Exterior walkways) - Calle Meson de Paredes

Calle del Olivar


Colourful apartment buildings on Calle del Olivar
Pastel pisos on Calle del Olivar


Calle Jorge Juan

Posh restaurants on Callejón de Jorge Juan
Posh dining at Callejón de Jorge Juan

Calle de Velarde

Calle de Velarde in the heart of Malasaña

Plaza de Zerolo


Pride celebrations on Plaza de Zerolo

Plaza Pontejos

Calle de Leon

Calle de Embajadores

Calle de Ibiza


When in Spain Patrons get access to a special video of a selection of the streets we visited. Watch the video here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/some-of-best-as-33935757

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About Karen

Karen Rosenblum hails from San Francisco and has been living in Madrid for a number of years. She has worked in the travel industry for more than 20 years - and Karen works as a travel consultant who puts together bespoke itineraries for anyone coming to visit and travel in Spain that take people of the beaten path.

Check out her TravelSpain! Facebook group and her new website spainlesstraveled.com



Paul Burge and Karen Rosenblum on Plaza de Olavide
Karen Rosenblum & me

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