Tips of Madrid!
Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain. The population of the city is almost 3.2 million and that of the Madrid metropolitan area, around 6.3 million. It is the third-largest city in the European Union, after London and Berlin, and its metropolitan area is the third-largest in the European Union after London and Paris.
Madrid has many Museos and other great cultural attraction. However I would like to talk about other things of Madrid.
If you are thinking about “where can I learn Spanish…“, Madrid is your destination.
Madrid maybe is less beautiful than Barcelona but I have to say that it is more authentic, more Spanish and definitely more FUN.
Madrid has a great airport, with very good connections by public transport. Actually the “Metro” (underground) is one of the best of the world. Cheap, clean and fast.
In the city centre there are many hostels and hotels with very good price. The atmosphere in the city centre is magic. Young people at any time and everywhere, good bars with cheap or free tapas and actually a feeling of freedom that you can not find at any place.
In this post I would like to talk about Tribunal.
It is considered like the Spanish “Camden town”. The neighborhood starts at the Bilbao Square. It is a nice walk from there to Gran Via through Fuencarral Street.
First you should have a beer or a coffee at “La Petisqueira Bar” (C/Churruca, 4) . It is a bar that give typical food from Galicia (north of Spain). You don’t have to ask for the food, is for free if you ask something to drink. Good and free food..what else?
Then you should go to “Plaza del Grial”, one of our favorite places. Best atmosphere in Madrid. Trendy bars, pizzerias, and classical restaurant are mixed in total harmony.
A “must” around is the Bar Lozano. Old dive fashion bar, where you can taste great tapas with a cheap drink. Ask for a “mini”. it is the name of “pint”in Madrid. (in other parts of Spain it has different name). In that place, if you ask of 25 Minis they give for free an entire “tortilla de Patata”. We think it is almost impossible, but always it is a challenge for young and crazy Spanish people.
The Safari Spanish School starts their classes in the office in Callao, then students and teacher move to other strategic places of the city with a view of continuing the lessons and practicing in amazing places.
Close to the Lozano Bar, the school has a classroom. From there students will practice, how to order in a bar, buy clothe in a shop, ask for information, and many things more!
Still thinking about learning in a classic boring school? no way! Book the Safari Course! a new way to learn Spanish in Madrid
In our next posts we will give more useful info about Madrid!