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
🍏 Groceries
📼 Travel remotely

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

Methods: Underground, train, bus, Uber

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.

Useful resources

Fotocasa

Idealista

Milanuncios

Departiculares

Hostelworld

Airbnb

Booking.com

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

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