The Escuela de Escritores is located in the heart of Madrid, in an elegant historic building very close to Plaza Alonso Martínez, where the exclusive neighborhoods of Salamanca and Chamberí converge with the modern and bohemian quarters of Malasaña and Chueca.
Chamberí: This authentic Madrid neighborhood holds one of the best kept secrets of the capital: Zurbano street, with its palaces, boutiques and restaurants. The neighborhood has been described by the New York Times as one of the best in Europe, thanks to the excellent cuisine and tapas in Ponzano street, the Canal theatre complex, the Sorolla Museum, and Olavide Square. This neighborhood, during the nineteenth and early twentieth century, was home to much of the Madrid aristocracy.
Malasaña: Madrid’s modern and underground culture point of reference. From its streets, and especially its bars, the “Movida” movement emerged in the early 1980s. Some of those mythic clubs —such as La Vía Láctea— have survived, and are currently surrounded by comic shops, discos, fashion designers and spaces devoted to youthful and daring culture. It is the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) of the capital.
Chueca: Internationally known for its nightlife and for being the birthplace of the LGBT movement in Spain, it also holds some of the architectural jewels of old Madrid such as the Longoria Palace —one of the few modernist buildings of the capital—, as well as the Museum of Romanticism and the History Museum.