Colonia Cruz del Rayo

A singular and quiet urban residential area.

Built between 1928 and 1929, the Cruz del Rayo Colony was the first community in Madrid to follow the example of Howard’s urban garden city model.

The streets are laid out in a star-shaped pattern starting from the central Plaza de José Castillejo (formerly Plaza Aunós), with curved or straight streets that cross it transversely. Most of the streets are one-way with parking available on one side of the road only.

The community includes all manner of varied houses. We can find both single-family chalets with a front garden and a backyard, and two-storey collective blocks.

Updated: 29/04/2019

Useful information

Permit procedure

Fill out and process the form for an Announced action (in spanish only) or a Permit for occupation of the public thoroughfare (in spanish only). For more information on these permits and how to process them, please consult the webpage “How to film in Madrid?”.



Negociado Autorizaciones Rodajes
+34 914 803 723

Calle de Durán 10,
28006 Madrid

Distrito: 05 Chamartín

Images: City of Madrid Film Office


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