Notes on the Geography of Spain: Madrid: Photo 44
The old city wall was demolished in 1857, and the city then began rapidly expanding in new subdivisions such as Chamberí, Argüelles, and (here) Salamanca. The street is still Alcala; the church, from 1910, is that of San Manuel y San Benito; the bit of greenery on the right is the edge of the Retiro Park.
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