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14/10/2019

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 […]
15/07/2019

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 […]
08/07/2019

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 […]
27/06/2019

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 […]
24/06/2019

HOW TO SPEND YOUR MONEY IN MADRID

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 […]
17/06/2019

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 […]
11/06/2019

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 […]
22/11/2018

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 […]
15/11/2018

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 […]
23/10/2018

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 […]
10/10/2018

Best Traditional Flamenco in Madrid

The best tablao in Madrid!  Flamenco is a traditional art form that originated with the Gypsies of Andalucía. Although there is no consensus on its exact evolution, it is accepted as a having resulted from the strong cultural influences of regions such as North Africa, Southern Europe, and the Near […]
02/10/2018

BEST PAELLAS IN MADRID!

Best Paellas to Try While In Madrid!  Other than the famous Spanish tapas, the first thing I immediately wanted to try the second I set foot in Madrid was paella. Although a dish that originates in Valencia, on the Eastern Spanish coast, over the centuries, this traditional rice dish has […]
18/09/2018

Auschwitz – Arte Canal Exhibition Madrid

For a while now, there has been an exhibition at the Arte Canal Exhibition Centre in Madrid. This exhibition is about Auschwitz and the second world war. When you arrive at the Exhibition Centre you immediately see a wagon, this wagon was used to transport people to camps like Auschwitz. […]
14/09/2018

THE BIGGEST SUMMER COMPETITION: LA VUELTA

THE BIGGEST SUMMER COMPETITION: LA VUELTA  La Vuelta is a three-week cycling competition at the end of the summer. Its journey varies from year to year and consists of about twenty stages, totalling about 3,000 km. The last stage traditionally ends in Madrid, the capital of Spain. The Tour of […]
27/06/2018

Madrid Round 2

Living and studying in Madrid for five months was an incredible experience. When I first arrived at the end of August in 2017, I had no idea that I would become so comfortable in a city I had never been to before. However, once my study abroad experience ended and […]
27/06/2018

My First Day in Madrid

Madrid. Summer. Football world cup. Time. Food. People. All of these and many other factors add up to create very special environment which may possibly result in unexpected and exciting experience. Particular experiences will be different for each one of us but overall experiences will be quite similar. This article […]
27/06/2018

Rooftops of Madrid

Arriving in June with the expected warm climate, it made sense to take advantage of the abundance of rooftops Madrid. Through recommendation and research (which obviously means visiting such establishments and sampling the alcoholic beverages they have on offer) here is a list of a number of rooftops that are […]
27/06/2018

A guide to experiencing the best sunsets in Madrid

Who doesn’t love a good sunset? If sitting on a roof top with a glass of sangria isn’t your thing and you fancy being out in nature viewing the beautiful colours painting the skies and without spending any money, here is the list for you. If you are wondering where […]
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

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 […]
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 […]
15/09/2017

The City That Never Sleeps

Being from the U.S., we always say the New York City is the “City That Never Sleeps”. But my time in Madrid has showed me that this Iberian capital really holds that title. No matter your interests or the time of day, there is never a dull moment in this […]
10/08/2017

A Sweet Stroll Through Madrid

The streets of Madrid are full of splendor and music, which of course touch anyone with joy. On summer evenings, stage-theaters and restaurants open their doors to foreigners and locals that are want to have a good time. Terrance restaurants offer unique sceneries, and most importantly delicious food.  Some of […]
01/08/2017

Top 5 Currency Exchange Tips

We all know how frustrating currency exchange can be when traveling to a new country. We have all heard horror stories of being charged loads of money just to exchange our own money. It’s a concept that we can’t wrap our heads around. Nothing is more painful to see than […]
29/06/2017
Blog 10 things learned

10 things that you’ve learned from your time abroad in Madrid

10 things that you’ve learned from your time abroad in Madrid   1) In Madrid, people are proud to be who they are. Whether it is about fashion, convictions or sexual orientation, as a foreigner, you’ve probably noticed that Madrileños express themselves in a free and uninhibited way. Just have […]
27/06/2017
exploring blog

Exploring new places and new languages in Spain

Coming from the United States to be an exchange student in Madrid has been a great opportunity to explore Spain. Hi! My name is Angie Sandoval, and I am a colombian student living in the United States. Recently, I am experiencing a new adventure by being an exchange student in […]
01/06/2017
What do we love the most about Morocco

What do we love the most about Morocco?

Morocco is a country full of life, culture and history. With its varied and beautiful landscapes, it is a destination worth going to visit!! From the north to the south, let’s have a look at what we can do and see in this amazing country: 1)Tangier: Situated where the Atlantic […]
11/05/2017
madrid a place you will never forget

Madrid: a place you will never forget

When I was looking for a city outside the United States to do my international internship through my university, I decided that Madrid was going to be the perfect place to spend my summer this year. For me, Madrid is not only going to be a place to gain work […]
03/05/2017
spanglish survirval methods

Spanglish survival methods

  Living in Spain has been quite the challenge, and as you can probably tell by the title of this story it has a lot to do with speaking Spanish, or in my case not speaking Spanish.It didn’t take me long until I ran into my first problem because on […]
21/04/2017

Madrid’s best friends forever

Going abroad as an Erasmus/exchange student , an Au Pair or an Auxiliary of Conversation can be more than just moving to another country. Being a student abroad is a life-changing experience, especially when it comes to interacting with people from different cultures. Being the shy person that I am, […]
04/04/2017
madrid no es magico

Madrid no es mágico

ES Hacer una reseña sobre una ciudad normalmente contiene adjetivos abstractos: “mágico, especial, extravagante, especial, libre”. Pero Madrid tiene una característica objetiva que desde mi punto de vista la hace lo que es hace muchos años. La gente joven en Madrid va y viene. ¿Te has enamorado?Los primeros 6 meses […]
16/03/2017
madrid and its parks

Madrid and its parks

As an exchange student, I came to Madrid not only for the crazy nightlife, but also because of its culture. Madrid not only has numerous museums and amazing food. It offers a great amount of plazas and parks, which makes the city stand out. At any time, any day you […]
27/02/2017
Madrid Nightlife

Madrid’s nightlife

Spaniards really know how to party, why deny it? It’s the truth! Madrid is known as one of the best party destinations in Europe with its variety of clubs and bars.   The club Teatro Kapital or Kapital (C/Atocha 125, Metro:Atocha) is one of Madrid’s biggest clubs. Be ready to […]
13/02/2017
las tapas madrid

Las Tapas

What are the first three things that come to your mind when you think of Madrid? Tapas is definitely one of them! Everyone knows that Madrid is famous for its tapas, which are defined as a “small amount of food that is served with a drink.”   As an Erasmus […]