Malasaña is one of Madrid’s most characterful and gentrified districts. It has plenty of cool shops and cafés that sell cupcakes but it still preserves its “naughty” feel from the past. You can find quite a few of them on Calle Velarde, the street where the singer Alaska opened her legendary pub La Vía Láctea, next to second-hand shops that still preserve the district’s 80s spirit. Plaza Dos de Mayo is also one you shouldn’t miss, with its famous bar terraces and the café called Pepe Botella, a favourite among literary and intellectual figures. Make sure you also visit the bookshop Tipos Infames or the new San Ildefonso market, on Calle Fuencarral, 57.
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