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Discover the locations of Elísabet Benavent's novels

January 17, 2022

Olavide Square

Discover this incredible area of Madrid full of cafes where some of the protagonists of her novels always visit. In this location you will find the Toma Café Olavide coffee shop that inspires Mikel, the protagonist of the book "The art of cheating karma". An ideal place to have breakfast or a coffee while you work on the computer. Also, it is located near our apartments, you'll get there in 20 minutes walking, you'll love it!


One of the most famous neighborhoods in Madrid and the one that appears the most in Elísabet Benavent's novels. Lose yourself in its streets and enjoy everything it has to offer: second-hand clothes stores, artisan stores, small restaurants and, of course, bars and party places. If you come to Madrid and want to live a daring experience, this is your neighborhood! 

Malasaña Club

A 10-minute walk from Gran View Apartments you will find this extravagant nightclub that appears in “We Were Songs”. A place full of neon lights and velvet, its unique atmosphere will make you live an unforgettable night if you are looking to party in this neighborhood so characteristic of Madrid.


An iconic restaurant in the saga, as it is the place where the protagonists meet frequently and where Jorge and Nerea share an important moment in “Valeria”. Located in Calle de la Corredera Baja de San Pablo, less than 5 minutes’ walk from Gran View Apartments, it is ideal to have a coffee with something sweet, enjoy a brunch or have a special dinner. 


This Italian restaurant is one of the settings of “We Were Songs”. Located in Puigcerdà Street, 20 minutes by subway from Gran View Apartments, it has a beautiful terrace, the place where Maca meets Leo in the movie. You won't be able to resist their delicious fresh pastries.

The Café de la Luz

This is one of the favorite places of the writer, where she herself usually goes to relax, read or write, and also appears in Valeria's books. This coffee shop is a cozy spot with a homey and very quiet atmosphere. It is located in the heart of Chueca, and is perfect to have a relaxing moment alone, with friends or with your couple, and enjoy their delicious cakes. It is also very close to our apartments, just a 6 minutes’ walk.

After a day of literary immersion in all these special places, relax in Gran View Apartments, where we will make sure you have all the amenities at your fingertips. Book now!

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