Have you ever wondered about coliving in Madrid? Whether you are a student in your first years emancipating from your parents, a digital nomad trying to mix working and traveling or if you’re just on vacations, this city has everything.
As you may know, coliving is a new form of communal living, where you get a private bedroom in a furnished place and share common areas with other people.
Throughout this article we will focus on different things to take into consideration if you’re thinking of Madrid as your next great experience.
As the capital of Spain, Madrid is one of the top 5 most populated cities in Europe, so it’s a great place to meet people and never get bored.
Madrid also hosts a few of the greatest museums in the world, such as the Prado Museum; awesome landmarks, like the Temple of Debod; and amazing shows to attend, including the Madrid Derby on the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Coliving in Madrid: a new beginning
First things first: you need to find apartments that fit your needs in the specific location you’re looking for. Look for the coliving space in Madrid closest to your main interest.
If you’re starting a new career in the Complutense University of Madrid, it is advisable to search for apartments relatively close to the Ciudad Universitaria district.
In any case, always try to find a place near the subway. Madrid has the second largest metro system in Western Europe (after London); so if you want to enjoy your coliving experience to the fullest, you already know where to start looking for the best coliving spaces.
What to visit in Madrid while coliving?
Madrid is on the sweet spot between a living history and modern metropolis. It is a city with one of the largest job and academic offerings you can imagine. At the same time, it has iconic landmarks, chilling places and culture centers.
That being said, let’s check the best places to visit in your stay in Madrid:
Museo Nacional del Prado (Prado Museum)
It’s the most iconic museum in Madrid and one of the most acclaimed throughout Europe. With gigantic exhibitions of paintings and sculptures, it’s a must-visit if you’re planning to stay more than a day in Madrid.
Diego Velazquez, El Greco, Francisco Goya,Pablo Picasso or Salvador Dalí are just a few of the artist that are included into the art collections.
Too much work or study? Want to enjoy a lazy day relaxing outdoors? Say no more, Retiro Park is the perfect place to spend when you’re looking to take time out.
Get a boat ride, enjoy a picnic or let yourself be amazed by the incredible architecture of the entire park. Everything is allowed when you’re trying to take a day off.
Ok, so you’re in a new city, meeting new people in one of the most popular destinations for digital nomads, students and people on vacation. Gran Via is where you want to start.
Probably the most famous street in Spain, it has everything from stores to theaters, up to the point that it is known as the “Madrid Broadway”. It starts in Alcalá Street and flows into Plaza Mayor, your next destination.
Located just at the heart of Madrid, you can’t avoid visiting Plaza Mayor at least once. It’s a major square close to a lot of historical buildings and landmarks. Just a few blocks away from Puerta del Sol, another can’t miss.
Puerta del Sol
Another square that you need to visit while coliving in Madrid. Besides the historical value that you can find in the architecture around the whole place, it is best known for being the starting point of the radial network of spanish roads. From there, you can go wherever you want to.
Temple of Debod
Just imagine if you could travel to Egypt without leaving your stay in Madrid. Sounds great, right? Well, in the Temple of Debod you can do it. It is a rebuilt Egyptian temple that captures the essence of those ancient pharaohs.
Pros and cons of choosing coliving in Madrid
As we said, one of the greatest benefits of being in a big city is that the academic and job offering is higher than the rest of the country.
With more than 6 million people in the Community of Madrid, it is a constant opportunity to meet new people and take your coliving experience to the next level.
The public transport works smoothly and it is easy to learn how to navigate through the entire city, even if you’re new to the city.
In Madrid it’s impossible to be bored. You can do anything you want to. And when you’re done visiting the landmarks the city offers, the gastronomic offer is an awesome excuse to keep enjoying your stay.
As a final thought, Madrid, like every other major city, is a little more expensive, but take into account that jobs are better paid and, let’s face it, coliving makes it so much more affordable.
So if you’re looking for a place to experience coliving, or if you want to know more about more destinations, you can check all our updates at Wooda and book your next coliving experience.
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