This is a quiet palce to visit. the evening brings the opening up of the place, after the siesta.
Leather goods are sold and shoes / boots are reasonably priced ....If you are lured from the street cafes.
There is such a profusion of tapas bars in leganes that you are spoiled fo choice.
For those not familiar with the tradition. You buy a drink and are duly presented with an Hors D'ouvre.
Each tapas bar seekes to keep you there with all sorts of beautiful tit bits.
There is nothing quite like a fine wine or chilled beer with the anticipation of a snack ranging from Paella through to locally cured hams.
There is a brand spanking new metro system in the Leganes area. It acts a a Loop.
One of the hand off points for the Loop takes you to Madrid via Attocha Station.
The trains are very modern and clean and well worth using. The ticketing system is a bit confusing.
The main station in Leganes is slightly outside the central street.
When arriving at Barajas airport it is recommended that you consider using the Shuttle transport to City centre hotels in Madrid.
Leganes is to the South West of the city. the Shuttle tends to need to quote a fixed price (Around $27) to Leganes. The benefit is that you get a shuttle to yourself.
The Madrid citizens are all quite local and do not be surprised if the drive has to ask a lot of people for directions.
The whole town is ver normal and if you step back from what you are used to you will see how the locals live.
There are various local delicacies and drinks you can buy at varying prices - but at no more cost than to the locals. There is no concept of charges extra for tourists etc.