District of Chamartín and its neighborhoodsGerman López Pérez
Our jewelry firm German Joyero is really proud to reside in the beautiful district of Chamartin and for this reason we want to tell you a little about its neighborhoods and their characteristics.
ORIGIN OF THE CHAMARTÍN DISTRICT
The district of Chamartín went from being a small village to a small town on the outskirts of Madrid. Its original name was Chamartín de la Rosa. Today it is just another district of Madrid with exclusive shops, wide avenues and beautiful residential areas.
As a curiosity, the town of Chamartín was annexed to the city of Madrid in June 1948.
The Chamartín neighborhood today
Today the Chamartín district is made up of the neighborhoods of el Viso, Prosperidad, Ciudad Jardín, Hispanoamérica, Nueva España and Castilla. In addition, Chamartín is known in Spain for being an important business area with renowned companies.
The best known points of interest are the KIO Towers, the National Music Auditorium, the Natural Science Museum, the Berlin Park, the Bernabeu stadium or the Chamartin train station.
THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF CHAMARTÍN
The Viso area is named after an old colony built by the architect Rafael Bergamín between 1933 and 1936.
El Viso is the neighborhood with the highest purchasing power in Madrid and probably in all of Spain and is home to such important personalities as Ana Botín.
The most emblematic buildings are the Schoenstatt Shrine, next to Doctor Marañón square, the Espíritu Santo church and the Palace of Arts and Industry, which houses the School of Industrial Engineering and the National Museum of Natural Sciences.
The Prosperidad neighborhood owes its name to Próspero Soynard who built the neighborhood in the 19th century.
The most outstanding constructions are the tall White Towers or the luxury hotel Puerta de América.
Another characteristic point of the Prosperidad neighborhood is the Félix Rodríguez de la Fuente Park, which was created in recognition of one of the most important naturists in Spain.
Until 1987, Prosperidad and Ciudad Jardín were part of the same municipality.
In the Ciudad Jardín neighborhood, it is the smallest neighborhood in the Chamartín district, but it has several points of interest. The first one that German Joyero wants to mention is the Andrés Segovia square, which is located next to the impressive National Auditorium . We can also find in Ciudad Jardín other buildings such as the Parish of the Assumption of Our Lady or the Berlin Park.
In the Berlin Park you can see monuments with remains of the authentic Berlin Wall, the Berlin Bear or the monument to Ludwing Van Beethoven.
The Hispanoamerica neighborhood is a great area to live in because of its large parks and residential areas.
Undoubtedly the most representative building in Madrid and loved by Madrid soccer fans is the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. Santiago Bernabeu Stadium . This stadium hosts Real Madrid Club de Fútbol’s home matches and is currently under renovation.
Next to the stadium is the Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe and the Parroquia de los Sagrados Corazones or the Mercado Municipal de Chamartín, one of the most famous markets in Madrid for its quality and of course our German Joyero jewelry store in Avenida de Concha Espina 5 next to the impressive sculpture of the “Tree of Life” in tribute to all the health workers who worked in the pandemic, created by the renowned sculptor Jaume Plensa.
Residential neighborhood par excellence and with a high population density.
The most representative building is the incredible Palacete de los Duques de Pastrana. It was built in the 19th century and declared of Cultural Interest in 1979.
We can also discover the San Fernando Parish, the Dominican Republic square and the Miguel Angel Blanco garden.
The most recognized point of this neighborhood is the Plaza Castilla known for its huge Obelisco de la Caja and for the view of its two skyscrapers of 114 meters high and inclined of the Puerta de Europa or better known as KIO Towers (Puerta de Europa).
And finally, we cannot forget to mention Chamartín-Clara Campoamor station for being one of the busiest stations in Spain.
At German Joyero we are proud to belong to one of the most distinguished districts of Madrid and Spain.
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