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8 great reasons to live in Madrid

Written by Miguel

Thinking about moving to Madrid but still undecided? Well, you better start packing your bags, because when you’re finished reading this article, you’re going to be in a hurry to fly over to the capital of Spain!

Here is a list of 8 reasons, out of the hundreds we could give you, why you’ll love life in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe – oops, there’s a reason! But we won’t count that one. Here you go:

1. Its privileged location

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Photo via Pixabay

Madrid’s location in the heart of Spain makes it very easy to both move around the country and travel to other places in Europe. You’ll feel right in the centre of the world! Visit historical Spanish cities like Valencia, Seville or Barcelona, go for a weekend in Paris… and then come back home to this awesome city.

2. The cost of living

A very important factor to consider when thinking about moving to Madrid is its cost of living, which is quite low when compared to other European cities like London, Amsterdam or Munich. Dining out, for instance, is rather affordable – which is great, because…

Related article: 5 great restaurants in Madrid that don’t cost a fortune

3. The food is awesome

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Photo via Pixabay

In Madrid, not only you’ll be able to try the best traditional Spanish dishes and feast on the ever-popular tapas, you’ll find countless top-notch restaurants with food from all over the world. No matter how long you stay in town, there will always be something new for you to try.

4. Arts & Culture

There’s always something culturally relevant happening in Madrid. Whether it be music festivals, exhibitions, theatre, opera, traditional festivities… You will never be bored in this city, and you’ll learn something new every day.

5. Museums

Speaking of learning, Madrid is home to some of the best museums in the world, whether we’re talking about art, history or science. Museo del Prado, Museum of the Americas, the National Museum of Natural Sciences or the Museum of Romanticism are just some examples of the true treasures of knowledge that await you in Madrid.

6. The people

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Photo via Pixabay

The third most populated city in Europe, Madrid has people from all nationalities and backgrounds – and they all seem to share a collective positive energy that makes the city one of the most welcoming places in the world. If you move to Madrid, be ready to make a lot of new friends.

7. Its famous nightlife

If you’re a party animal, Madrid is the place to be. If you like to go out but prefer chilling in a bar, the city’s got you covered as well. With everything from rave discos to laid-back jazz clubs, every night in Madrid comes with the promise of a good time.

Related article: 5 Clubs that definitely rule de Madrid nightlife

8. It’s green

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Photo via Pixabay

No city in Europe has a higher number of trees per inhabitant than Madrid. In the last two decades, green areas in the city have increased by 16% and currently represent about 8% of the city’s total surface. Good for your lungs, good for your life!

There! All you need now is a place to stay and whether you’re looking to rent or buy property, ShMadrid can help you find exactly what you need. When are you coming to town? Have you booked your flight yet? Let us know using the comment box below. Have fun living in Madrid!

About the author


Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Madrid with him.

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