Colonia Cruz del Rayo

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: 31/01/2019

Useful information

Permit procedure

The filming permits to shoot on the streets of the city of Madrid are managed by the Filming Authorization Bureau. For more information on these permits and how to process them, read the How to film in Madrid page.



Read section “Useful information”.

Calle de Durán 10,
28006 Madrid

Distrito: 05 Chamartín

Images: City of Madrid Film Office


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