Gran Via Street

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Madrid’s famous shopping strip has boutiques and international brands, an exciting nightlife and an impressive display of early 20th-century architecture. 

The Gran Via is a shopping hub and a center for nightlife. Like much of Madrid, the strip celebrates the past while embracing the future: boutique stores and international brands are housed in some of Madrid’s most iconic heritage architecture.

The shops along the Gran Via represent a mix of styles and products. Local boutiques stand beside large international chains such as H&M and Levi’s. El Corte Inglés and a Real Madrid merchandise store are among the leading Spanish brand names represented. The Gran Via is also home to a number of cinemas, theaters, bars and clubs, earning it a reputation as Madrid’s “street that never sleeps.” Come in the day to shop and then stay for a meal, a show and dance into the next morning.

Walking down the street, you will see the bright signs and advertisements of a modern shopping district. Look up and you will see Gran Via as it looked in the early 20th century.

The Gran Via was planned as a means to connect Madrid’s northwest with the old town center. Four streets, two convents and a market were all demolished to make way for the new shopping district. This gave the architects of the time an opportunity to design large, ambitious buildings in the latest styles.

Spend some time slowly walking the street with your camera in hand. The Gran Via showcases international architectural trends such as art déco and beaux arts alongside some less familiar styles, including historicism and rationalism. Don’t miss the Edificio Grassy and the Edificio Metropolis, two of the most popular buildings along the street. The Edificio Grassy is easy to recognize because of its roof: a rotunda topped by two belvederes, or open sided galleries. The Edificio Metropolis is similarly recognizable with a huge statue of Goddess Victoria crowning its domed roof.

The Gran Via lies between the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Cibeles. It is easily accessible by metro, with a number of stations close by. Once here, explore the street on foot.

Top Hotels Close to Gran Via Street

Villa Real Hotel
Villa Real Hotel
5 out of 5
Plaza de las Cortes 10, Madrid, Madrid
The price is $115 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Located in Literary Quarter, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Plus Ultra Seguros, Paseo del Prado, and Plaza de Canovas del Castillo. Thyssen-Bornemisza ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (955 reviews)
"Amazing location, amazing spot, close by to all the restaurants and tapas, close to the airport. Super clean, the staff very friendly. Perfect price. Just we had some internet problems. But they accommodate my husband so he work from a area inside the hotel will full internet access. We didn’t have ..."

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

Villa Real Hotel
Hotel Riu Plaza España
Hotel Riu Plaza España
4 out of 5
C/ Gran Via, 84, Madrid
The price is $126 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Located in Madrid Centro, this hotel is steps from Plaza de Espana - Princesa, Calle de la Princesa, and Torre de Madrid. Gran Via Street and Teatro Coliseum ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,313 reviews)
"Rooftop 360,the glass bridge the location.This hotel Is definitely a place to stay while in Madrid"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

Hotel Riu Plaza España
Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina
3 out of 5
Alcala 19, Madrid, Madrid
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The price is $137 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Located in Madrid Centro, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Gran Via Street and Puerta del Sol. Plaza de Cibeles and Plaza Mayor are also within 10 minutes. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,490 reviews)
"Excellent location. Friendly staff. Very clean in room and common area. Breakfast is exceptional."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Hotel Regina
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Hotel Madrid Gran Via 25 Affiliated by Meliá
Hotel Madrid Gran Via 25 Affiliated by Meliá
3 out of 5
Gran Via 25, Madrid, Madrid
The price is $100 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Hotel Madrid Gran Via 25 Affiliated by Meliá
Hotel Riu Plaza España
Hotel Riu Plaza España
4 out of 5
C/ Gran Via, 84, Madrid
The price is $126 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
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Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina
3 out of 5
Alcala 19, Madrid, Madrid
The price is $137 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
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Villa Real Hotel
Villa Real Hotel
5 out of 5
Plaza de las Cortes 10, Madrid, Madrid
The price is $115 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
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Pestana CR7 Gran Vía Madrid
Pestana CR7 Gran Vía Madrid
4 out of 5
Gran Vía 29, Madrid
The price is $171 per night from Nov 15 to Nov 15
Pestana CR7 Gran Vía Madrid
ME Madrid by Melia
ME Madrid by Melia
4.5 out of 5
Plaza de Santa Ana, 14, Madrid, Madrid
The price is $165 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
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Hotel Liabeny
Hotel Liabeny
4 out of 5
Calle de la Salud 3, Madrid
The price is $127 per night from Nov 16 to Nov 16
Hotel Liabeny
Hotel Emperador
Hotel Emperador
4 out of 5
Gran Via 53, Madrid, Madrid
The price is $129 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
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Urban
Urban
5 out of 5
Carrera San Jeronimo 34, Madrid, Madrid
The price is $177 per night from Nov 8 to Nov 8
Urban
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