Calle de Fuencarral in Madrid, Spain is one of the most popular shopping districts in the city. It is lined with trendy retail outlets and other commercial establishments catering to various markets. Options for car hire are provided by local and international rental agencies that have set up offices in the city. While a rental vehicle is inadvisable for touring the city centre, it will definitely come in handy later on when you venture out to nearby towns and villages after exploring the whole of Madrid.
What makes Calle de Fuencarral a great starting point for tourists is the fact that it is located near the city centre. It provides easier access to notable attractions such as the Golden Museum Triangle comprising of the Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia. Near Fuencarral Street, visitors will also find the main cinema district of Madrid, the Gran Via. The avenue is like Times Square in New York and is lined with various entertainment options such as theatres, cinemas, dance studios, bars and clubs.
With a hire car visitors can also drive through various landmarks outside the city centre. Places of interest include the Palacio Real and the Catedral de la Almudena located right across it, Plaza de Espana, Templo de Debod and La Casa de Campo.
For those who want to venture outside the city, travellers opting for car hire as their choice of transport will give them the freedom to drive to where ever they like. Alcala de Henares is about 40 minutes from Calle de Fuencarral by car. This UNESCO World Heritage Site features a number of attractions including a museum and art gallery but it is more popular as the birthplace of the renowned writer Cervantes who created Quixote.