If we were to make a list of streets in Madrid to avoid, that street would be on top of the list. Every month it appears on TV in the continuing fight of merchants and people who live on it to clean their street of these unsavory characters. We found ourselves in calle Montera one summer evening about 9 when we were walking from the Puerta del Sol to the FresCo restaurant on calle de Caballero de Gracia. I was a little surprised to see Latin American women in short skirts standing in some doorways as I know this isn't "normal" for Spain , but our 16 and 17 year old girls didn't seem to notice anything out of the ordinary. Maybe because we're from LA where Latin American women in short skirts are not usually prostitutes, and are common sights. There were plenty of other people in the street, and there were some police strolling too, so I didn't feel threatened.
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By Victoria Finan For Mailonline. Fed up locals in Madrid have been secretly filming punch-ups between scantily clad and even topless prostitutes as they engage in an apparent battle for the best places to pick up punters. The locals say that the screaming women are keeping them awake at night and the police are not doing enough to tackle the problem. They say that the women appear to belong to two different groups, with women from Eastern Europe on one side and Spanish locals on the other. Both are demanding the right to stand in the best places in the Spanish capital Madrid.