Leganés Tourism

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Leganés (Spanish pronunciation: [le.ɣa.ˈnes]) is a city in central Spain. Part of the greater Madrid conurbation - mainly a satellite-city with a population of 186,066 (1 January 2009) it is located about 11 km southwest of the city centre. Leganés houses a branch of the Universidad Carlos III, founded in 1989, namely the Escuela Politecnica Superior (EPS) which offers Telecommunications Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Computer Engineering, among many other degrees. Universidad Carlos III is recognized as first-class in research and teaching among other universities in Spain. The other campuses of University Carlos III are situated in Getafe and Colmenarejo, however the one located in Leganés is the only one that has a sports centre. Leganés' student accommodation building is called Fernando Abril Martorell and has a capacity of 300 students. It is connected to Madrid via the Cercanías (Train, line C5), and Metrosur, one of the lines of Metro. Leganés has 6 Metrosur stations. Parquesur, in Leganés, built in the early 90's is currently one of the biggest shopping centres in Europe. It was completely refurbished and extended in 2005. Leganés has a street named AC/DC in honor of the famous Australian rock band. The band visited Leganés in order to inaugurate the street. The street sign was frequently stolen until the council decided to paint it on the wall instead of replacing the sign over and over again. Nowadays, the sign can be bought at many local shops as a souvenir. There is also a street in Leganés named after the rock band Scorpions. On 3 April 2004 Leganés achieved a measure of unwanted notoriety when five of the suspects in the 11 March 2004 Madrid attacks blew themselves up in an apartment building as police moved in to arrest them. All five were killed, along with one GEO police officer.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Leganés in Spain. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Leganés like a local. When planning a trip to Leganés, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Madrid. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Madrid for its bountiful attractions like Museo Nacional Del Prado, Parque Del Retiro, Madrid Cable Car on your trip to Leganés. Also, to reach Leganés, you'll have to take a flight to Madrid; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Leganés are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Leganés*

  • Pollution Statistics in Leganés

    Know the pollution level of Leganés before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 65.38 (High)
    • Water Pollution 20.61 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 51.27 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 52.08 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 42.24 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40.16 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 37.29 (Low)
  • Leganés: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Leganés for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Leganés.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.86 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 40.05 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 33.97 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 67.8 (High)
    • Car Stealing 35.22 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 47.6 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 33.61 (Low)
    • Drug offense 46.27 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 76.18 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 61.37 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 34.83 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 30.86 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 47.98 (Moderate)
  • Living in Leganés - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Leganés is 158.82 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 58.88 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 85.3 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 54.86 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.11 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 67.63 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 79.83 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.03 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 102.32 (High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Leganés

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Leganés

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.25 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.08 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.22 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.47 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.67 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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