People love Madrid! We understand why!
Madrid, a city rich in history and culture
The living conditions in Spain are certainly one of the first factors that make Madrid a successful expatriation destination. National and local traditions are maintained from generation to generation. From flamenco to tapas, bullfighting to the various religious festivals celebrated throughout the year, you will have every opportunity to discover Madrid’s institutions and take part in their many celebrations.
As the historical capital of Spain, Madrid has some of the most famous museums, monuments and tourist sites in Europe. Its parks and museums will give you the peace and quiet you deserve. The Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía National Art Centre and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are all in the cultural golden triangle. After admiring the “3 de mayo”, take the opportunity to discover the Royal Retiro Park, or El Capricho, a romantic garden from the 19th century, a real hidden gem. The city’s wide range of cultural attractions also includes renowned theatres such as the Teatro Royal de Madrid, the Teatro Lope de Vega and the Teatro la Latina, so treat yourself!
Although there is no shortage of these must-see spots, they are just the tip of the iceberg! Once you’ve settled in, you will discover all the different aspects of the capital and meet the Madrilenians, who will share some of their secrets with you. From history to culture, gastronomy, traditions and sports, you will see that the city has a lot to offer both to its visitors and to you, a future resident.
A professional environment to match your career
Unsurprisingly, you will find work opportunities here in Madrid that match your ambitions. Many Spanish companies’ headquarters are located in the capital and its famous business district, where Movistar, Orange, Repsol and others have set up shop.
It is a city that is evolving with its time, where the start-up ecosystem is constantly growing. The districts of Madrid Rio, Arganzuela and Atocha are home to a large number of these start-ups: the Google campus, for example, has taken up residence there.
You will also have no trouble networking. Madrilenians are known to be surprisingly open-minded and quick to include you in their social gatherings. They will take pride in teaching you the many virtues of their cuisine while encouraging camaraderie.
In terms of business culture, Madrid, the country’s financial capital, is business-oriented, but more relaxed. Locals and expats alike have a vibrant community for all kinds of informal events. A young and cosmopolitan city with a diverse population, it has a lot to offer its inhabitants.
A model transport network
The city of Madrid is extremely well connected by public transport. You can enjoy an extensive metro network with over 300 stations that serve almost every point in the capital as well as most neighbouring cities. Buses also run throughout the city and for ¨cyclists¨, a BiciMAD subscription, the city’s public bicycle rental service, is available.