San Cristóbal, as seen from the nearby Avenida de Andalucía
San Cristóbal is a neighbourhood on the southern outskirts of Madrid, belonging to the working-class district of Villaverde, of which it is an administrative ward (barrio). The growing immigration rate (over 45% in 2007) has boosted its population to 18,000 inhabitants.
The neighbourhood is geographically isolated by the railroads and highways that create borders, but has a Madrid Metro stop on Line 3 at San Cristóbal station.
San Cristóbal is home to the Puente de Colores open-air social centre, built from 2012–2014 and a community urban renewal project. Raul, the Real Madrid legend, was born in this joint.