Lines: 3, 5
Callao is situated right in the middle of Gran Via, and is the stop to choose if you’re planning to hit up the shops that line this famous street. Surrounded by a number of cinemas, theatres and clubs, there is no shortage of entertainment. As well as the brand names like Zara and H&M which line Gran Via, try taking a trip down nearby Calle de Preciados or Calle del Carmen to pick up some bargains, or step into the giant FNAC department store for books, CDs and video games.
As the most central area of the city there are dozens of places to stay throughout Gran Via, ranging from hostels for travellers on a budget, mid-range chains such as Best Western, or high end luxury stays at Preciados or Vincci Capitol. If you want to be in the centre of the city and don’t mind a little noise, Callao is the place to be.