The map of Madrid illustrates the administrative division of the city, with 21 districts and 128 neighborhoods.
The central part of the city includes Centro, Arganzuela, Retiro, Salamanca, Chamartín, Tetuán, Chamberí, Moncloa-Aravaca - and with hotels and attractions, it's the most comfortable place for tourists to settle.
However, not all of these districts are included in the historical part: the map of Madrid in Russian shows that the largest number of historical monuments is concentrated in the Centro district, while the districts of Chamartin and Tetuan include the main business districts of the city.
Which neighborhood of Madrid to stay in is up to you. It all depends on your travel budget and planned activities. For example, lovers of luxury vacations will surely appreciate the amenities offered by the Salamanca and Chamartin districts (where you will find the most luxurious hotels, fashionable restaurants and expensive stores in the city).
Centro is the most "historic" district in the center of Madrid, where the maximum number of attractions are concentrated.
Picturesque neighborhoods of Arganzuela and Retiro districts are the areas of Madrid, where it is better to live for fans of recreation in the lap of nature (there are large city parks). But the dangerous areas of Madrid are gypsy and immigrant neighborhoods, where tourists rarely enter.