As you might have noticed, Madrid was recently elected the best Erasmus city in Europe. Just in case there is anyone who still needs convincing of this fact, we have collected just 8 out of hundreds of reasons why this award is so well-deserved.
8. There are tapas on every single corner!
Are you feeling hungry and don’t have much money to spend? This isn’t a problem if you are in Madrid since every part of the city is full of local bars and the cheap but delicious 100 Montaditos restaurants where you can eat for less than 5 euros! Or do you feel like going out for a drink? Malasaña is the place to go! This neighbourhood can take you to the most bizarre and eccentric restaurants, where you will be able to taste food and drinks from the most traditional kitchens to even the most avant-garde.
7. It has amazing views and sunsets.
The temple of Debod is one of the most beautiful places to enjoy a panoramic view of the city and observe breath-taking sunsets with your special someone.
6. Everything is close by.
Madrid is the perfect location. Since it is in the centre of Spain, it is easy to reach every single city including the sunny Malaga and the beautiful Santiago de Compostela. Also, it is located close to mountains and the San Juan reservoir, also known as the beach of Madrid.
5. Spanish vibes
This list could not be complete without mentioning the city locals and their incredible energy that runs throughout Madrid. They are so passionate, full of joy and helpful.
4. There is always something going on!
Madrid is a non-stop city! It is always vibrant, full of events and even recently was chosen to host the first National Event of ESN Spain called MADream. The name perfectly reflects the spirit of the city: a place where even your craziest dreams might come true!
3. The streets are full of culture and history.
Las Huertas, the literary quarter, is an example of the cultural richness of Madrid. This neighbourhood is known as the place where great writers, such as Cervantes and Quevedo, walked through their streets. Nowadays, you can still feel the artistic atmosphere and even read great passages that are engraved in the streets.
2. Buildings like the Town Hall of Madrid will take your breath away.
1. Madrid is special
It is not the biggest city, nor the most famous one, but Madrid has an unexplainable atmosphere that makes everyone fall in love with it. Once you are an Erasmus in Madrid, you become part of the city and part of a family. The feeling that comes with this makes you never want to leave.
If after all these 8 reasons you still do not believe us, read the comments of students who are currently studying in Madrid:
It is quite clear to us why Madrid is so easy to love and why it's so popular among its students. Are you still thinking about where to do your Erasmus exchange? Madrid seems like a safe bet.