With its superb central location, beautiful old buildings and young, fashionable crowd, Justicia is the barrio of choice for the many young professionals in Madrid looking for a base in the city centre. Nestled between the Plaza de Colon, Alonso Martínez and the Calle Barquillo, the neighbourhood of Justicia is perfectly situated for those looking to access the capital’s most popular areas and sights on foot. Starting at the impressive Plaza de Colón on the Paseo Recoletos, a walk up Calle Almirante reveals what is undoubtedly one of the most stylish and upscale neighbourhoods in all of Madrid. Peaceful during the day and full of life when the sun goes down, the elegant streets are lined with classy fashion boutiques, vibrant bars and sophisticated restaurants offering everything from Japanese sushi to a classic Sunday brunch at the popular Café Oliver. Justicia is home to many of Madrid’s private art galleries and independent theatres, making it the perfect spot for anyone looking to experience culture on a more intimate level, away from the crowds of the city centre. Heading east, the avenues radiating out from the Glorieta de Alonso Martínez connect the visitor to many of the most important locations in the city via the busy metro station. Filled with outdoor cafes, shops and small businesses, the intimate and more low-key restaurants in this area are a nice contrast to the super-stylish eateries that are found towards the Plaza de Chueca and the heart of the city. The main entrance to the Parque del Buen Retiro is not far from Justicia, and neither is the Calle Alcalá, the wide avenue that marks the beginning of Madrid’s historic centre and is home to the Circulo de las Bellas Artes, one of the city’s best cultural centres. The Paseo del Prado, home to three of Europe’s most famous art museums is also just a few blocks away. One of the older areas in the capital, Justicia has been painstakingly preserved and restored to create one of the trendiest and most exciting barrios in Madrid.