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The coolest street in Madrid is located in Las Letras neighborhood. Photo: Hiberus © Madrid Destino.
The coolest street in Madrid is located in Las Letras neighborhood. Photo: Hiberus © Madrid Destino.

Two Spanish streets among the coolest in the world

Calle Echegaray in Madrid and Carrer del Comte Borrell in Barcelona are among the coolest in the world, according to a Time Out ranking.

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The well-known international magazine Time Out, noted for highlighting leisure activities and recommending bars and restaurants in the main cities of the world, has published a ranking of the "33 coolest streets in the world."

To do this, it posed the following question to around 20,000 people: What is the best street in your city? Once the editorial team had drawn up a shortlist of the popular vote, Time Out asked local editors and other experts, who know every city mentioned. 

The result is a ranking that includes two Spanish cities. One street in the capital city, Madrid, and another in Barcelona.

The coolest street in Madrid

The Spanish capital, world-renowned for its inexhaustible cultural and food offerings that combines traditional bars with Michelin Star establishments, its museums, and nightlife, has also been included this year in the list of "The Best Cities in the World.” 

Now, Madrid stands out again with one of its streets: Calle Echegaray, which has been chosen as one of the coolest in the world.

The street is located in the Las Letras neighborhood and is home to more than 100-year-old taverns, bars and flamenco venues. The neighborhood is also where writers such as Quevedo, Miguel de Cervantes, and Lope de Vega used to live.

Time Out recommends that all travelers visiting Madrid for the first time come to the neighborhood and eat one of the most top-rated ramen spots in the city, and taste the best signature cocktails at the Salmón Gurú bar. It also suggests buying unique ceramic pieces at the Tado store and staying at one of the most sophisticated urban hotels in the area, El Gran Hotel Inglés.

Barcelona also on the list

The magazine's ranking also includes Carrer del Comte Borrell, which has recently been renovated to give more space to pedestrians. For this, trees have been planted, new benches have been installed along with chess boards.

In Carrer del Comte Borrell visitors can also find cafes that serve breakfast all day, independent bookstores and bars where tapas are the must-order.

To take a look at the full list of the coolest streets in the world, check out this link.

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