The Salamanca district (or the Barrio de Salamanca) is mostly known for its shopping area, which is why it is known as Madrid's Golden Mile. Around the streets of Serrano, Claudio Coello and Ortega y Gasset, you can find numerous luxury brand stores, auction houses and art galleries, with very select customers. This area has one of the highest average incomes per inhabitant in Europe, which means there are also a range of prestigious Michelin-star restaurants: Zalacaín, Ramón Freixa and Kabuki. In terms of cultural options, this district is also home to the Juan March Foundation and the National Archaeological Museum, for example.
For easy, fast parking in this area, a good option is to choose one of the public car parks in the Salamanca district. To save time and money, you can reserve your spot online, with parking from €2.20/hour, avoiding the need to drive around in search of a space or queue up at car park entrances.