Business Insider claim that the barrio of Malasaña in Madrid is one of the 12 coolest neighborhoods in Europe.
Europe’s hottest neighborhoods are home to cutting-edge art, hip restaurants, and eclectic bars.
MALSAÑA, MADRID, SPAIN: In Malasaña, you’ll see a variety of cozy cafes where you can sip locally-grown coffee in the day and dance to bluegrass bands at night. Popular stops include Tupperware, a bar lined with murals from the ’70s; Ojalá, a restaurant where you’ll find a beach complete with sand and wave projections; and the Fábrica Maravillas brewery, which serves beer that’s brewed on location.
I used to live in that area. I guess that’s when it started to get cool 😉