Calle Bailen

Calle de Bailén is a street in Madrid city centre that goes from Plaza de España (in the north) to the Basilica of San Francisco el Grande (in the south). In its the middle section, it passes by Almudena Cathedral and Madrid Royal Palace.

Calle Bailen Photos

Calle Bailen with Almudena Cathedral in the background:

Calle Bailen and Almudena Cathedral

Near this place Calle de Bailen crosses Calle Mayor.

Calle de Bailén passing by Madrid Royal Palace:

Calle Bailen and Palacio Real

In the place where Calle Bailén passes by the royal palace, it separates the palace from Plaza de Oriente, a plaza that feels more like a castle park. In the picture below, you can see the view from Plaza de Oriente towards Plaza de España. Palacio Real is on the left, Plaza de Oriente on the right.

Calle Bailen and Plaza de Oriente

Calle Bailen Public Transport Access

Metro stations near Calle de Bailén are (from north to south):

  • Plaza de España (lines 3 and 10)
  • Opera (lines 2, 5, and R) – next to Teatro Real, on the other side of Plaza de Oriente
  • La Latina (line 5) – 5 minutes walk from San Francisco el Grande (the southern end of Calle Bailen) to the east
  • Puerta de Toledo (line 5) – 5 minutes walk from San Francisco el Grande to the south-east

There is also a bus stop at the intersection of Calle de Bailén and Calle Mayor, served by several bus lines. The stop’s name is Bailen – Mayor.