Why Madrid?

Madrid, the capital of Spain, has an amazing mix of history and modern, urban life. For studying and working abroad, Madrid offers great opportunities in different business sectors and gives you a opportunity to live and experience the life of a Madrileño, enjoying the food, going shopping and having a siesta during the day! 


"I would highly recommend Madrid as a year abroad destination. Although its name may not have the same attraction as other major cities such as Barcelona or Paris, it is an incredible place to live. Every day you find something new in the city and there are so many cool areas to it. Admittedly it's not a place to go on holiday, but you have to live here to fully appreciate it."
Year Abroad 19/20

El Museo del Prado

The amazing Art museum in Madrid, cannot be missed and it’s free for students!

Mercado la Cebada

This is a really cool, outdoor market with lots of stalls and live music.

Calle Ponzano

If you’re wanting to get drunk in Madrid, this is your place to go. Countless bars with happy hour cocktails and cheap student discounts, it’s the perfect start to your night.

El Retiro Park

On a nice day, enjoying a cold caña and chilling out in Retiro Park, you’ll enjoy the laidback side of Madrid.

The Best of Madrid


"Places like Sol, Malasaña, Chuesca and Goya are better areas to live with good night life and bars and are very central. It is recommended to live as central as possible because metro/buses stop pretty early so you want to be able to get around easily whatever time of day."
Year Abroad 18/19


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BiciMAD is the newest bike scheme in Madrid. It is supplied by 100% electric bicycles: clean, healthy and sustainable method of transport.

Avoid Uber if you can. It’s a very small city, so its very easy to walk places. FreeNow is a reliable taxi service around the city.

Metro card €20 euros a month for unlimited travel.

RENFE (trains) to travel from city to city. Loads of coaches as well.

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Our Community

Get in touch with one of our ambassadors who have spent an extended period of time in this place. They have great advice!




Check out our Zoom panel talk about Madrid. We covered everything from tips on how to stay safe, how to meet people, best bars and clubs. Tips on finding accommodation, work and everything in between.