With its proximity to the University, Moncloa caters to students with some great bars and nightlife, most of which are located in basements. Along Calle Princesa from Moncloa to Plaza Espa—a are shops, restaurants and cinemas—a welcome alternative to touristy Gran Vía. For a park that's less crowded than the famous Retiro, head to bigger, lesser-known Parque de Oeste, near the Egyptian Debod Temple. Moncloa and surrounding Argüelles offer everything you can find in the other Madrid barrios, minus the crowds.
Getting Around Madrid
The best way to get around Madrid is by using the Metro and walking. From the Barajas airport, you can take the Metro from Terminal 2 or Terminal 4. Trains leave every 5 minutes between 6 a.m. and 2 a.m. Line 8 will take you to the center of Madrid and takes only 12 minutes. (http://www.gomadrid.com/transport/airport_options.html)
Nearby Airports
  • Madrid–Barajas Airport-MAD
Airport Taxis
  • 25 Euro
Things to Do and See Near Argüelles