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!


10 Fun Holiday Gifts

The holidays are around the corner and this means gifts and surprises. It is always hard to find the right gift for someone, that’s why we have made a list for you guys. We know you guys are students, so the gifts are under 25 € 1. WHOOSH! Screen cleaner […]


Living in the same country for your whole life gives you the comfort of a place you can happily call ‘home’. It’s usually somewhere your heart feels at peace, where you have family, friends, favorite places, food and things to do. So why would you want to give it up […]

How I spent summer in Madrid

Hello, it’s Michelle and I am excited to share with you about how I spent summer in Madrid! This summer, I had the privilege to live here for two months. I came to practice my Spanish and intern at Be Madrid all the way from sunny California. I arrived without […]

Pickpocketing Safety Tips!

It can be intimidating when you arrive to a new city and have no idea about how to be safe. One thing for sure, you should always be cautious of your surroundings and the way that you interpret your safety. Here are some pickpocketing tips for you to get around […]

Finding Their Ways in Madrid

You probably didn’t know this, but at Be Madrid, we are a team of international students. That’s right! Like you, we have all had to come to Madrid and discover it for ourselves. Some of us are here to stay long term and many of us are here to stay […]

How to Use the Metro

It’s Irma here! I love to walk, I prefer it than taking public transport, maybe because I’m from a small city in Mexico. But now that I live in Madrid and have to take longer rides, the metro is my best option because it’s really easy to use and it’s […]

Best Hostels in Madrid

Traveling is so much fun! Isn’t it? But, staying overnight can be a little pricey. You may be familiar with the concept of a hostel which is the cheaper version of a hotel. For example, The Hat is a 4.2-star hostel that costs you €39 a night compared to a […]


Life in Madrid is beautiful, but it is also an expense that I have learned how to control to the best of my ability. As a student living here myself, I have to plan a frugal life that does not devoid me of fun and allows me to do what […]

Renew Your TIE/NIE

Are you a non-European citizen coming to Spain for more than six months? Well, let us tell you what you need for your time here. You may or may not already know this, but you have to register your residence in Spain through an Empadronamiento and the TIE (Tarjeta de […]

Why Homestay is My Home

Hello, I’m Michelle, a Californian infected with wanderlust which has guided my feet to this beautiful city of Madrid. I am living here for two months which means that I had to find a home. My choices were to do a homestay (living with a local family) or to live […]

Green Madrid

Green Areas in Madrid   When you think of Madrid maybe parks and green areas aren’t the first things that come to your mind. However, in the capital city of Spain you can enjoy nature In Madrid there are a heap of stunning parks, but normally people know just a […]

7 Things to do in Madrid during the winter

What to do in Madrid during the Winter? As you probably know, Madrid is “caliente” the whole year, even if the weather is getting colder! Even though there are less people than in July and August, the Madrilenians love meeting in the commercial streets, street food market or in some […]

The Unconquered North

A Little History Although the Basque Country finds its home within the Spanish borders, like many other Spanish regions, the Basques have their own language spoken right along Spanish. Euskera, which is spoken by about 37% of the Basque people, is thought to be the oldest language in Europe. The […]

Top 10 Tapas to Try in Spain!

Nothing but Tapas In case you’ve spent your life living under a rick and have yet to discover the wonders of tapas, let me teach you a thing or two. If you’ve already been enlightened by this culinary gift, then just come along to discover the must try tapas for […]

The World Press Photo Exhibit is Finally in Madrid!

The World Press Photo Exhibit will be in Madrid for the next month! “Connecting the world to the stories that matter,” that’s the mission of the World Press Photo, the world’s most prestigious photography competition that through traveling exhibitions is able to “exhibit those stories to a worldwide audience, educate […]