Although everyone here will welcome you with open arms and since you decided to study in Madrid, we think you should know a few tips for students before you arrive or if you are just landed.

Coming to Madrid? Get to know Madrid better

We have a section with more than 25 posts to welcome you and recommend what to see in Madrid.
The most visited post is 10 places of tourism in Madrid, but we recommend tips before traveling to Madrid.

Public transport in the capital

In Madrid, public transport is great and safe. Even at night, you will also have night buses called ‘búhos’.
The only downside is that they are less frequent, so we recommend you check the timetables so you don’t wait so long on the street and don’t leave the party unnecessarily.

We have a general post on public transport in Madrid and another on tips for your first time in Madrid

Get to know the housing rental market better

We have a tenants real estate section, however, you can start with these topics that are the most delicate.

Highlight real estate scams for their importance. Although there are practically none, it is not imprudent to read about real estate scams in general since the traits and behaviors are the same.

Rent a home with DFLAT

DFLAT was founded in 2004 at the “ie Business School” and hosts high-end companies, executives, expatriates, and master students.
We have more than 300 apartments in Madrid, including: We have lists of

How easy it is to meet people!

If you have come to study in Madrid alone, you won’t have a problem as it is an open environment, but if you are a bit more shy, here are some tips:

  • Enroll in a club at your university.
    These clubs have different objectives and are made up of people who have things in common, apart from meeting people.
  • Academic clubs are related, in most cases, to business.
    They focus on improving your resume, organizing talks with CEO’s of large companies, and things like that.
  • Cultural clubs try to organize excursions to museums and exhibitions.
    They organize trips around Spain, knowing the emblematic places of the country.
  • Sports clubs may be the most popular If you also like sports.
    There are many leagues between universities and in the community of Madrid.
  • Social act of having a beer or wine is king in Madrid.
    In the afternoon or evening, no matter what day of the week, there are always people and a good atmosphere.

Gastronomic culture in the city

In Spain the culinary culture is very big, but something that shocks foreign students in Spain is our meal times.
We understand that it is normal in other countries in Europe and in other parts of the world to eat early, but in southern European countries this is not the case.

The most common in Spain is to eat (lunch) around 14:00/15:00, although you will find many restaurants open from 13:30, if at 12:00/12.30 you are already hungry we recommend a mid-morning as you will have to wait until you get a restaurant open, so you will have a ham sandwich or a “pan tumaca”, for example.

Dinner time is also considered a bit late by foreigners as we dine around 21:00/22:00, again, most restaurants will open their kitchens around 20:00 until about 00:00. The good thing is that if you get hungry before dinner there are bars that will offer you all the ham and croquettes you want at any time of the day.

Croquetas_de_pescado_fritas, Madrid

More information for Real Estate investors

Learn more about real estate investment in Madrid, about how buying a house in Spain, that housing-reform-improve-profitability and the types of rentals to improve profitability.
Has a post on the importance of Property Management and having a good Property Manager who can access client types and channels.

If you are an owner or investor in Real Estate or are considering it, you can visit our page for owners of apartments in Madrid. We have things to tell you if you are a property investor in Madrid.