Madrid is a vibrant and lively city, no matter which season of the year it is. The summer is a very special season in which hundreds of students decide to come and study Spanish, and they do so for a good reason: Madrid has infinite leisure plans so that every local or visitor can enjoy everything the capital has to offer.
Here are 5 reasons why coming to study Spanish in Madrid in the summer will be memorable:
1. Madrid’s people
Everybody likes summer. It is a time of relaxation, the holidays have arrived and the locals (who can) go out to the streets to enjoy never-ending days. The Spaniards, and the people of Madrid in particular are known for being friendly, cheerful and welcoming people.
In summer, when there is more spare time to enjoy family and friends and more daylight hours, Madrid citizens become even more outgoing. They welcome visitors eager to learn more about their language and culture and treat them with special affection. If you are thinking of coming to study Spanish in Madrid, summer is without any doubt a good time to do so.
2. Weather and daylight hours
Spain is famous for its climatic diversity and good weather. With the Atlantic climate in the north and the Mediterranean climate predominant in the rest of Spain, Madrid has dry weather and not much rain throughout the year. Winter is cold and summer is hot. Even so, by mid-afternoon temperatures begin to cool down, and that’s when Madrid’s peoples start to sit in bar’s terraces and parks creating a wonderful lively atmosphere.
In addition, Madrid during summer has 15 hours of daylight per day, perfect for making all kinds of plans and filling up naturally on vitamin D! And if you want to avoid the heat check our post places to freshen up in Madrid”
3. The culture
Madrid has one of the largest cultural offerings in the country. Our crown jewel, the national art gallery Museo del Prado, is one of the most important and visited in the entire world. Its extensive artistic collection contains more than 35,000 objects of various kinds. Other important museums in Madrid are the National Archaeological Museum or the Museum of Natural Sciences.
The history of Madrid as a stable settlement dates from the 9th century, various settlers and peoples have made the city of Madrid a melting pot of cultures, languages, and history. From the “Madrid de los Austrias” (Habsburg Madrid) or the “Madrid de los Borbones” (Bourbon Madrid) each street hides a story to tell.
Discover our TANDEM Cultural Program
4. Leisure plans
Madrid also has one of the largest leisure offers in the country. From shows, plays and films (such as the Fescinal open-air film festival), concerts and festivals, Madrid makes the most out of the joy and happiness of summer months and creates a complete entertainment agenda to suit all tastes and budgets.
Find out some events in Madrid
5. The food
And can we say about gastronomy? The Mediterranean diet has been considered several times as one of the best in the world. The quality of the ingredients, the abundance of vegetables and variety of products make it healthy yet exquisite. Each region has its own typical dishes, and so does Madrid.
The large number of markets Madrid has means that in Madrid we can find the best products from each region. Its traditional dishes, such as the “cocido madrileño“, the “bocata de calamares“, the “callos a la madrileña” or the “huevos estrellados” make the delight of every taste. Madrid’s food is strong, so get your stomach ready and open your senses!
View course “Spanish and a Passion for Gourmet Cooking“
For the youth we have a Summer Junior Spanish Program in Madrid. Learn while enjoying interesting activities and excursions in Madrid!