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Today, we asked our Madrid experts to tell us EVERYTHING about Moncloa-Argüelles.
Here's your Moncloa - Argüelles Spotahome Neighbourhood Guide.
Moncloa-Argüelles is a lovely residential and quiet neighbourhood near the University City in Madrid. This great neighbourhood is also pretty close to the city centre but the best part is that it's surrounded by green areas and cultural sights. If you’re planning to move to Madrid and you’re still unsure about which neighbourhood will suit you best, I guess you should just keep reading to find out if Moncloa-Argüelles could be the right one for you.
Location - Location - Location
Moncloa-Argüelles lies near the the University City and most private universities, like Universidad Politécnica and Universidad Complutense of Madrid, as well as nearby Universidad Nebrija and Universidad Pontífica Comillas. So if you are looking for a place where you can go to lessons by foot, this could be the one.
Additionally, you can head to the city centre in no time. In fact, it only takes a 20 minutes walk or 10 minutes underground to go from Moncloa-Aravaca to Madrid city centre.
Amazing Student & Young Professional Day life
If you are a student or a young professional, I'm sure you are going to love living in Moncloa-Argüelles. You'll immediately see lots of students filling the streets near the Universities, in the cafes and bars. So if you recently moved to Madrid and are looking to make new friends, here you won't have to struggle much. It is a quiet and calm area. The streets around have an international feeling but without losing their Spanish vibe.
...and Great Nightlife
Even though Moncloa-Argüelles is a residential neighbourhood in Madrid, it doesn't mean that there isn't a great nightlife. In the area, international students and locals gather together to dance in pubs and bars. Just try it for yourself and let us know!
Moncloa-Argüelles neighbourhood’s pros
- Rental Rate
If you book one of our rooms or apartments in Moncloa-Argüelles, you will see there the price range varies depending on the location and house facilities. However, the average rental rate for a room ranges from 300€ to 600€ per month.
For example, you could secure this beautiful room in the heart Moncloa-Argüelles for only €429 per month.
Or if you are looking for a little nest just for yourself, have a look at this gorgeous, sleek, huge apartment for only €1100/month.
- Food shopping
There are several supermarkets spread around the neighbourhoods so you won't have any problem with your grocery.
If you are the fashionista type of person, you are going to loooove this neighbourhood. You can walk to the closest El Corte Ingles shopping mall in Calle Princesa or to the other clothing stores such as Zara in Princesa Street. This area is basically Madrid's shopping heaven and it also includes the little local shops to for the little gems.
There is no public sports centre in Moncloa-Argüelles, however, living so close to university you can definitely do some sport there. If you prefer going to the gym, there are plenty in the neighbourhood where you can enrol.
It's well-known that being in the Nature brings us joy and peace, and Moncloa-Argüelles is surrounded by many green areas, all at a walk-distance. There is Parque del Oeste (West Park), Rosales Painter Promenade and the famous Debod Temple. All are three great sites in Madrid to go for a walk.
- Places to study
The best option if you want to study is to take the subway to María Zambrano Library in University City. It belongs to Universidad Complutense de Madrid, but even if you’re not a student here, you can still study in one of its big rooms.
- Madrid from the clouds
Oh yes, you can get on the Teleférico (cableway) to enjoy incredible views of the city and the Manzanares river!
- Oh my culture!
Plaza de España lies next to Moncloa-Argüelles and once you move to Madrid, you'll spend quite some time here especially if you like theatres and cinemas. If you do, don't miss the Renoir Cinema which plays original language films with subtitles. South of the neighbourhood, only 15 minutes walk, you’ll find The Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the King of Spain, which is gorgeous and definitely worth a visit. Or two.