Madrid

👥 Population: 3.2 million

🕑 Time Zone: Central European Time (CET): UTC +1

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🌞 Weather
🗣 Hear from a local
🚈 Getting around
🧭 Where to live
🏠 Temporary accommodation
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely
👩‍💻 Work space

Madrid is the largest and capital city of Spain and the second largest in Europe, after Berlin. Like so many cities in Europe it blends traditional heritage with modern, progressive conveniences. Madrid is a relatively large tech hub in Europe, and is also a popular destination for people working remotely.

Weather

The weather in Madrid is mediterranean featuring hot summers and warm to cool, wet winters. Summers are usually 28°C on average and winters are 16°C.

Getting around

Uber available

✅ yes as well as Cabify, Blacklane, MyTaxi, and local taxis

From airport

Madrid Airport

Bus: With EMT it takes 50 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at €1.50.

Metro: With Metro Madrid it takes 15 minutes from the airport to the city. Tickets start at €5.

Car rentals: Car rental options

Within

Metro Madrid

Madrid Metro Bus

Method: Bus, Metro, Cercanías (Commuter Rail), BiciMAD (Electric bikes)

Where to live

Centro: This includes the most popular areas such as Puerta del Sol, La Latina, Los Austrias, Huerta, Barrio de las Letras, Lavapiés & Malasaña. In the heart of the city and perfect for first timers and tourists. Has all of the restaurants, cafes, shops and activities you could need. Good for all ages and budgets. Vintage clothing stores, bakeries and and active night scene.

Retiro: More upscale area. Good for people who enjoy museums and learning about local culture. Has parks and green spaces making it good for families.

Chamberí: Chamberí has a plethora of services and activities for all ages and interests. Many parks, shopping areas, restaurants, bars, and nightlife can be enjoyed. In addition, it is very well connected by public transportation.

Temporary accommodation

Airbnb

Website

A 1 bedroom place typically costs between €1,000 and €1,500 per month.

A 2 bedroom place typically costs between €1,500 and €2,000 per month.

Groceries

Markets

Mercado de San Antón

Mercado de Antón Martín

Mercado de Pacífic

Mercado San Ildefonso

Supermarkets

Mercadona

Alcampo

Carrefour

ALDI

LIDL

Convenience stores

Carrefour Express

Supercor Exprés

Travel remotely

Work space

To get you started quickly, we focused on picking one, cool, unique, and comfortable coworking space per location. Prices are for a desk in a shared space, for every day use. Expect dedicated spaces to cost more.

Coworking space

Espiritu 23

Prices are from €121 per month plus tax.