Lines: 1, 2, 6
Spanish for ‘four roads’, Cuatro Caminos borders the districts of Tetuán and Chamberí. It is particularly notable for being the deepest station on the Madrid underground network, a whole 45 metres under the surface, and one of the first opened stations on the original network in 1919.
Though a mostly residential area, this is one of the liveliest parts of Madrid outside the very centre, with enough shops, bars and restaurants to keep visitors entertained. The Heladería La Romana, an Italian style ice cream parlour on nearby Calle de Santa Engracia, comes particularly recommended. The Mercado Maravillas on Calle de Bravo Murillo is another lesser known attraction, one of the largest and most popular markets in Madrid, and one of the best places to go for fresh produce and much more.
Even though this station is a little further out from the centre (around ten minutes by metro), it could be a great choice for those wanting to explore a more local side to the city. There are a number of rental apartments close by, or try the Jardin Metropolitano if you fancy splashing out.