Learning Spanish

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  • Why Madrid?
  • Where can you learn Spanish?
  • Travel documents
  • Accommodation
  • Studying and working

Students from around the globe come to Madrid, the world capital of Spanish, to learn a language currently spoken by over 500 million people. Exhibitions, shows and a huge number of art and leisure experiences (shopping, eating out, clubbing) are waiting for those who want to get immersed in our language and culture.

Madrid is the economic and financial capital of Spain and, as such, it offers a wealth of in-company training opportunities to international students. Moreover, the city is home to major institutions dedicated to guarding and teaching the Spanish language, like the National Library or Instituto Cervantes, named after the author of Don Quixote, who lived and wrote his best known work in Madrid. Miguel de Cervantes was born in a city a few kilometres away from Madrid, Alcalá de Henares, which is on the World Heritage list. Will you miss it?

Madrid has been a source of inspiration for numerous generations of writers, which is the reason why it’s the main character of so many novels, short stories and plays. One of the city’s most valuable assets is the language; conversely, you could safely say that Madrid is a jewel in the Spanish linguistic casket. In sum, there’s no better place to learn Spanish than Madrid.


Download free maps and guides to the city to help you plan your trip.

Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

Get the Most out of Your Time in Madrid

Citylife Madrid (EN)

Prepare for your move to Madrid with the the help of the Citylife Madrid portal. Check out their ultimate "Moving to Madrid Guide" and download their eBooks.

  • 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)
  • Aprende español


An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

Hop on board the city's official sightseeing bus!