"Where are all of the street signs?" Top 5 Page for this destination Comunidad de Madrid Transportation Tip by AnneAlex

Comunidad de Madrid Transportation: 3 reviews and 3 photos

  Plaza/Street Sign in Madrid
by AnneAlex

First off, street names seem to be an arbitrary method of navigation throughout most of Spain. If you're looking for your destination it is best to find the closest Plaza to your destination and follow the city signs or Metro and Bus signs to that Plaza and then find your location from there.

If you must rely on street names you will not find them hanging from a traffic light or on an obvious street sign. Instead you will find your street (calle) decoratively painted on tiling against the side of a building usually near an intersection. Sometimes you will not see a street name for blocks so it is best to rely on Plaza names instead of streets.

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  • Written Jul 21, 2004
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