Madrid is a metropolis where to get lost through it’s streets, is as easy as to find something new. Full of hidden gems or as the Spaniards say ‘diamantes sin pulir’, this is without a doubt part of its charm... and as with any city the best way to really get to know Madrid. However, here we will try to give you weekly advice on places, events, lifestyle and travel around this mesmerizing city, that has stolen so many hearts. So enjoy, get involved and hasta luego!

31/05/2018

What to see in Madrid!

There are so many beautiful things to see in Madrid. That a couple of days or even a week is never enough. But to make the most of it, I have written down some “must see” places in Madrid.   Puerta del Sol, It is located in the very heart […]
30/05/2018

13 Reasons Why…Madrid is the best student city

1. Buildings like the Town Hall of Madrid will take your breath away. A picture is worth a thousand words… 2. Tapas in every single corner 3. Amazing views and sunsets 4. There is always something going on, just check with Be Madrid!   5. Good vibes all around the […]
30/05/2018

Highlights of El Museo del Prado

With over 20,000 works of art, sculptures and other historic documents, El Museo Nacional del Prado can be overwhelming for a first-timer. Considered to have one of the world’s finest collections of European art, El Prado is a must see when in Madrid. With such an extensive collection, one can […]
30/05/2018

Madrid: What to Expect Upon Arrival

  By: Natalie Chai / Boston University Student / Be Madrid Summer Intern   I had just finished my junior year of college at Boston University and was heading to Madrid for a 2-month study abroad program. I was assigned a host family to live with as well as an […]
20/02/2018

Best Internet Cafes in Madrid

We all know that working inside an office might not always be the most inspiring work environment, which is why I prefer taking my laptop with me and find inspiration elsewhere. Luckily Madrid is full of great cafes that allow you to escape the office vibe for a little while! […]
31/01/2018

Hidden Gems of Madrid

While Plaza Mayor, Sol and Parque Retiro will never get old, you might have already gone there so many times that you’re in need of a change of scenery. If you want to take a break from the Retiro paddle boats (aren’t your arms sore by now?) and your other […]
14/12/2017

So you want to be a madrileño?

Going to a new country is a whirlwind of emotions—whether that be excitement, nerves, jet lag or the “Soooo, what now?” feeling that you can never really pinpoint. Thankfully, you’re already a leg-up for choosing Madrid, the best city ever (woo!), especially for students. The city has endless things to […]
30/11/2017

The Morocco 411

Since I’m writing to you from Madrid, it probably won’t come as a surprise that I’ve always wanted to study abroad in Spain. I’ve been here for about four months, and Africa had never been on my radar until I arrived. I was lucky enough to visit Tarifa, Spain’s southernmost […]
22/11/2017

Real Life Game of Thrones Experience

You’ve binged watched the show and created an emotional attachment to the characters; now it’s time to turn into them.  Luckily, you’re in the perfect location to do so, because you’re not the only one who loves Spain’s beautiful landscapes—the Game of Thrones directors do as well.  Spain is the […]
16/11/2017

Spending the Holidays in Madrid

Spending the winter holidays away from home for the first time can be intimidating. You’re away from your family, you might never have experienced cold weather — or maybe you’re just confused on where to buy a Christmas tree! Luckily, we’re here to help you out and make your holiday […]
02/11/2017

Where to Eat if You Are Sick of Spanish Food

So you’re a tapas fan, huh? Although I’d strongly advise you not to say that out loud (especially not to a Spaniard), the food here isn’t for everyone. One of the best things about Madrid is the variety of restaurants the city has to offer; if you truly never want […]
26/10/2017

A Voyage to Galicia

Galicia, Spain’s northwest province, is a beautiful place that anyone studying in Madrid should take the time to visit. Its prime location—the region has borders with Portugal, the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea—allows visitors to take in a variety of views from the vantage point of one place. Some […]
19/10/2017

Spaniards Don’t Hate You, and Other Fun Facts

Before beginning my studies in the beautiful city of Madrid, my university gave us international students a two-hour presentation on adapting to the lifestyle. ¨Sweet,¨I thought, ¨Two full hours to not pay attention and check my phone¨–which is exactly what I did. Therefore, when I moved in with my host […]
19/10/2017

5 Actividades que no Deberías Perderte en Madrid

5 Actividades que no Deberías Perderte en Madrid  Madrid es una ciudad mundialmente conocida, ya sea por su oferta de actividades turísticas, sus famosos equipos de fútbol, sus fiestas interminables, su ambiente estudiantil o por cualquier aspecto relacionado con ocio o cultura. Dadas sus dimensiones, Madrid es una ciudad en […]
27/09/2017

My First Madrid Experience

Hello,  my name is Suzanne and I’m an 18 year-old girl from the Netherlands living in Madrid for a month now. I came to Madrid on the 25th of August for my internship. The next four months I’ll be living in Madrid, on my own. This is the first time […]