As you’ll have gathered by now, the district of Salamanca is
a rather unreal world where the beautiful people go. This huge gastronomic complex in a former cinema is a good place
to observe that world without blowing your budget. Set on three levels, this 6,000 square-meter pleasure dome retains
the form of the old Carlos III cinema, down to the heavy screen curtains and Wurlitzer lighting. The spaces where the
seats used to be are now filled with colorful bars, stalls, and restaurants, serving a range of Spanish and world cuisine,

tapas, drinks and cocktails. Center stage, a DJ hunches over her decks, pumping out the soundtrack. You can sit down

for a full meal at chic restaurants like Canalla Bistro, but it’s more fun to wander around and pick and choose, or just
stand and stare.