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Being a Student in Madrid is Awesome – But Where to Live?

Written by damien

Madrid is a truly global city, which influences many aspects of culture, politics, and the economy. Madrid is also home to some of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the country, if not the world. For this reason, it is a great city for students of all types, who are sure to find something they love. Madrid consistently ranks as one of the best cities in the world to live in.

Area in madrid, center of SpainMadrid has also become a huge city, with many neighborhoods. For those who wish to move to this great city, they may find themselves overwhelmed with the options. ShMadrid allows those searching for real estate to find exactly what they are looking for. For people who are studying abroad for a semester or less, rentals are available by the day and the week. For those who plan to stay a bit longer, yearly rentals are available as well. However, for most students, a monthly rental is the way to go.

Madrid has 21 districts, which are further subdivided into wards, known as barrios. For those who like to be where the action is, the district called Centro is located in the center of Madrid. One of the wards of Centro, Malasaña, is ideal for students who love fashion, music, and art. It is a counterculture hub, featuring many creative artists who enjoy an alternative lifestyle.

Arganzuela is a wonderful and lush district, famous for being the location of Retiro Park. Retiro and its bordering ward, Salamanca, are some of the most expensive places to live in the entire city. For this reason, it is more suited to young professionals than to students, who are likely to find that these areas out of their price range.

The Tetuan district is an important place for architecture, having some of Madrid’s most prominent skyscrapers and oldest residential buildings. For students of architecture, there is no better place to observe these buildings, which show Madrid’s true colors.

madridMoratalaz is a district known for two things: its huge parks and its association with music. Music students will find inspiration aplenty, as well as like-minded people with whom to live.

For those who want a bit more peace and quiet, the suburb of Canillejas allows people a more spread-out space in which to live. However, it has developed quite a lot recently, flanked by many new constructions. It is also conveniently close to the Barajas Airport.

For those who aren’t sure where to look, ShMadrid allows people to search for the monthly rental of their dreams.

About the author


Originally from France, Damien has made Spain his home. He loves languages, learning, food and startups.

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