Moratalaz is a suburb of Madrid, Spain. It is a well known area because musicians such as Melendi and Alejandro Sanz have lived there. Moratalaz is on east of municipality of Madrid, it has 634.42 km² of surface area and is delineated by the highways of M-30 to the west, M-40 to the east and A-3 to the south.
In this area live 106,344 people, 9,942 of which are immigrants according to the 2006 census.
There was extraordinary and uncontrolled development in the Seventies, thanks to the programs of the Ministry of the Housing and the construction company Urbis. However, historical objects like arrows and yokes can be still found.
Valencian Antonio Galbis holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest paella that 100,000 people in Moratalaz enjoyed in 2001. Several giant cranes, rakes, a paella pan of 400 square meters, 6,000 kilograms of rice, 12,500 of chicken and rabbit, 5,000 of vegetables, 11,000 liters of virgin olive oil, 300 kilograms of salt, 26 kilograms of pimentón (smoked paprika), 16 kilograms of annatto and a kilogram of ground saffron were used.