Chamartín (Madrid)

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Chamartín
District of Madrid
Gate of Europe towers and the Cuatro Torres Business Area under construction
Gate of Europe towers and the Cuatro Torres Business Area under construction
Location of Chamartín
Country Spain Spain
Aut. community Flag of the Community of Madrid.svg Madrid
Municipality Escudo de Madrid.svg Madrid
Madrid district number 5

Chamartín is an administrative district of Madrid, Spain and consists of the following neighborhoods: El Viso, La Prosperidad, Ciudad Jardín, Hispanoamérica, Nueva España, and Castilla. It was originally named Chamartin de la Rosa and remained a feudal estate until it was incorporated to Madrid in 1948 [1]

Overview[edit]

It is bounded by the Paseo de la Castellana to the west, the Autopista de Circunvalación M-30 to the north and east, and the Autovía A-2 to the south.

Some of the landmarks of Chamartin are the Gate of Europe, a pair of inclined office buildings; the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, home of the football team Real Madrid; Chamartín Station, the second largest train station in Madrid; the Cuatro Torres Business Area, a business park that comprises the four tallest skyscrapers in Spain; and the National Auditorium of Music (the main concert hall in Madrid) which hosts the Spanish National Orchestra.

It is one of the wealthiest and most exclusive districts in the whole of Madrid.

Geography[edit]

Subdivision[edit]

The district is administratively divided into 6 wards (Barrios):

Economy[edit]

The district has the head office of Iberia Airlines and the head office of Iberia Express.[2][3]

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gea, Isabel. Historia de los distritos de Madrid: Chamartín. Ediciones La Libreria, 2001
  2. ^ "Legal notice Archived 29 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine.." Iberia. Retrieved on 25 February 2010. "IBERIA, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A. with official address at Calle Velázquez no. 130, 28006 Madrid,"
  3. ^ "Información Legal y Protección de Datos." Iberia Express. Retrieved on 15 March 2012. "Compañía Operadora de Corto y Medio Radio Iberia Express, S.A. con domicilio social en la calle Velázquez nº 130, 28006 Madrid"

External links[edit]

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Coordinates: 40°42′06″N 4°57′26″W / 40.7017°N 4.95722°W / 40.7017; -4.95722