Whether you’re passing through Madrid for a week or for good, here are some additional great English blogs about the city that will help you feel at home.
1. Lingobongo –language exchanges, meet-ups, job offers, etc.
Need a flat? A job? A blender? Lingobongo is by far the ultimate blog for foreigners in Madrid (and for Spaniards too!). Everything from hiking activities to language exchange meet-ups are posted here. Thanks to this site, I’ve personally found a number of English-teaching jobs and language exchange partners who are now my good friends.
2. Esmadrid.com – complete city guide
It simply has it all–from the latest Prado exhibit to Spain’s national dance and theater performances. Aside from its all-inclusive events calendar, you can also book tickets on the site.
3. Madridfree – free (or up to 3E) activities, updated daily
So this website isn’t in English, sorry. But it’s so good that you must use it anyway, and plug it into google translate if need be. Several free events are posted daily that are going on in all neighborhoods of Madrid, such as photography exhibits, movie showings, music concerts and city activities. I check it out twice a day, literally.
4. Las Mesas de Vanessa – a local’s guide to Madrid’s best eateries
When it comes to finding good food, nothing beats a local’s advice. Vanessa, a foodie from Madrid, has always eaten well, whether she’s in Tokyo, Chicago or Edinburgh, thanks to the advice of local bloggers. Now she’s returning the favor by creating her own blog about her favorite restaurants in Madrid, and her choices are divine.
5. My Little Madrid – favorite spots from a local
A female-friendly blog made by native Madrileñas, here you can find out about hundreds of great places to go to in the city–weekend getaways, bikram yoga classes, restaurants, you name it–all from a local’s point of view.
6. Cheapinmadrid.com – cheap and free events in Madrid
As the name suggests, Cheap In Madrid posts about affordable and fun things to do all around the city, and is updated frequently by a group of contributing writers from South Africa, Australia, U.S., and Spain, who all call Madrid their home.
Do you know of any other useful Madrid blogs? Let us know so our list can keep growing!