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Does anyone live in Madrid?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by scottdisick94, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. I just got offered a job there for September (!) Does anyone live there who can offer advice on accommodation etc?? I would be very appreciative! (No idea it this thread is appropriate mod people please delete it if you want)

    Also I would love friends x
     
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  2. The mainland? Eso es para feas.

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  3. I lived there for a few years and I'm hoping to move back this summer! I loved living in Chamberi but if you want to be in the centre of the nightlife and everything then Malasana and Chueca are great options. You can't really go wrong with anywhere in the centre.
     
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  4. oh
     
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  5. JK!

    Yeah, I think that's the best area. You are walking distance from the city centre but far away enough from the masses. Chueca and Malasaña are overrated and overpriced. Going there for a drink? Sure. Living? Nah.
     
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  6. I considered moving to Madrid, and https://www.idealista.com/ is where I was looking for flats and house shares. I've only been for a long weekend, but I found people very friendly. Even made friends I'm still in contact with 2 years later.
     
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  7. I´ve lived in Madrid since 2016, moving there was very difficult at first with the stampede of Eramus students arriving in September, it took me a month to find my flat as everything was going before I could view it though I chose to live alone instead of with roomies so make sure you look around well in advance.

    The city is great though, already 19c today and like Spring, I live near the Retiro park just east of the centre.
    I would recommend not living in Chueca/Malasaña area as it is extremely expensive for the value of money nowadays and the metro can connect you to the centre really fast from most parts of the city.
    It depends where you are working and how close you want to be to the action though.

    Once you get set up here it´s a very easy city to live in, lots of nightlife, always something going on and lots of nearby places worth visiting. I got my flat from idealista to and really it´s the only site worth using.
    Just be aware of sites like fotocasa if you use another site, and bring winter clothes as winter here is only really December/January but it´s really cold and wet, then July/August 40c many days.
     
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  8. Bumping this because I am definitely moving to Madrid in August ! I know 0 people so would be very keen to meet other pop fans!
     
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  9. I wanna go to Barcelona although I’m a bit afraid to regret it
     
  10. Barcelona is lovely to visit but terrible to live in.
     
  11. why do you say so?
     
  12. I've lived in both Madrid and Barcelona. The former is probably not the best to visit but is fantastic to live in, while the latter is the opposite.

    Barcelona caters primarily to tourism and you notice that when you live there; everything is set up for tourists to the detriment of the people who actually live in the city.

    More recently you have the independence cause which is impossible to escape and has divided the society in two. It's such a shame. I never truly felt comfortable living in Barcelona during my four years there.

    Also it's tough to meet people as it's a city that people come to study or live in for a while and then leave, and the locals are very closed and, dare I say it, dull.
     
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  13. Remembering that time a Spanish PJer sorted us with sweets during Madrid pride. Kylie was the surprise guest and Vengaboys opened for her. Still unrecovered.
     
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