Looking for multicultural, down-to-earth street life? Come to Vallecas.
One of Madrid's most mesmerizing districts, Vallecas has a close-knit community where thousands of immigrants from around the world have set up home. Don't expect airs and graces here. It's strictly no-frills. You may recognize its streets from Almodóvar's film Volver, starring Penélope Cruz. Despite being shot to stardom, it’s very affordable.
Students at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid South Campus enjoy the quality of life here. And they save more money than if they were living more centrally.
Another takeaway is that Metro Line 1 from La Gavia gets you to the center in 27 minutes.
Thrilled to be looking for apartments to rent in Vallecas? Here’s our selection: