Malasaña can best be defined by its energetic and youthful inhabitants. They make the neighborhood feel very authentic and bring a special kind of “off-beat charm” to the area. The area is very lively so you will never be bored when you are visiting this wonderful area of Madrid. The neighborhood is also home to some absolutely fantastic tapas restaurants. Furthermore, Malasaña is close to the fashionable and up-scale shopping street Gran Via.