Language exchange venues

  • Locales de intercambio de idiomas

Madrid is one of Europe's most multicultural, multilingual and cosmopolitan cities. Check out this great selection of bars and cafés where you can enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine and a chat in whatever language you fancy.

These are establishments where conversations in the languages of many nationalities are actively encouraged, with no money changing hands. Some people prefer to talk around a table, others opt to join in debates and conferences, while more retiring participants are content to listen into the mingling of accents from the comfortable distance of a bar stool. What is important is that everyone has the same goal in mind; to have an enjoyable time while practising their language skills. Whether you are from the United States and want to speak Spanish or from Argentina and love Italian, or even if you are French, living in Madrid, but always wanted to learn German, keep an eye out for these great spots!

A variety of bars and a variety of languges

Language exchange groups

If you are shy and don’t feel comfortable turning up at any of the bars alone, don’t worry. We offer you more options based on organised events. Good luck, and keep talking!:

  • Meet & Speak:  Every Thursday young international & local people come together to learn about each other’s languages and cultures in a social & fun environment. If you like meeting new people, speaking and practicing different languages, making new friends or just would like to enjoy a drink & tapas in a nice international atmosphere, come down and join us at the Cambridge Soho Club (Bar & Lounge) at Plaza de España


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Madrid is a fantastic place to study a language spoken by almost 600 million people worldwide.

With a wealth of language schools, Madrid is a great place to learn Spanish.

  • Students from around the world flock to Madrid as the perfect place to learn a language now spoken by over 500 million people and counting.

    Madrid Student Guide (PDF)
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  • Madrid offers the country's biggest selection of cinemas showing films in their original language.

    Films in Their Original Language
  • Cines Renoir Plaza de España
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid


An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

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