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Running directly from Sol to Gran Via ,Calle De La Montera is a longish street that to be honest is nothing that special really.
It's basically a shopping street with your usual high street stores such as Vodaphone ,Carrefour and the like and some nice...More
Connection between Gran via and Sol. Tourist souvenirs, Africans selling from the pavement, food and prostitution. Ladies are working all day long on same street where police department is. It is absurd this to happen in the heart of the city.
I walked the part of Calle de la Montera which is a shopping avenue. It is like any other European city's shopping street - many chain stores, fast food, restaurants. Here - it is extremely crowded. Be careful of pickpocketing!
Our hotel was at the corner of Montera and Gran Via so we walked down this street every day that we were in Madrid. There's a lot of restaurants, albeit fast food and tourist traps, street vendors and stores. There's always a tonne of people...More
I mostly walk around places near major streets off map, so it was a little surprising to walk down here - a road just off Gran Via. The Gran Via end is good but it quickly becomes edgy with lots of prostitutes and no restaurants...More
I have done dozens of reviews of Madrid and this is the only 1 bubble review I have given out. The problem with this street and indeed the streets immediately around is that they are full of the worst side of Madrid that you do...More
Calle de la Montera connects Gran Via with Puerta del Sol in the very center of Madrid. It has many restaurants with different prices as well as cinemas, shops, and convenience stores. Since we lodged close by, it worked out for us in terms of...More
Whilst makingour way up to Calles De Las Infantes, we walked through Montera and as shocked to find the pedestrianised street plagued with hookers. This was also accompanied with cafes of learing men and an underlying menacing feeling. We did not feel too safe there...More
Date of experience: June 2015
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.