Madrid is a perfect place to be when you are young. All that you need is right in front of you: fabulous architecture, nice weather, countless entertainment centers, high-class universities and of course wild parties.
One of the most important things for young people is education. That is why Madrid established various programs for students. A great place to study is characterized by dozens of different universities like Madrid University and Carlos III University, but above them all stands Universidad Computense de Madrid which is the oldest (1203) and one of the most prominent universities in Spain and Europe. Each year it welcomes hundreds of students the biggest percentage of which is from abroad.
Another important thing for studying is – partying and Madrid is more than enough for it. Numerous festivals, fiestas and simply wonderful nightlife in Madrid make this city a wonderful place for youth. Spanish youth can be described in two words-“mucha marcha” which means there are too many things that have to be seen and done. And, indeed, madrillenos got used to party hard. There are entire districts that are filled with pubs, bars and nightclubs. One of the most popular nigh district is gay district “Chueca” which is also known as “land of free people”. Though it is a gay place it allows anybody who wants to have fun.
Such festivals as “Dos de Mayo” and “Veranos de Villa” are gathering thousands of young people who are coming to a great time. It is also important to mention that drinking in Madrid is allowed since 18 years.
Another popular way of spending your leisure time is sightseeing in Madrid. It doesn’t matter how much time you have spent in this city – there is always something new to discover. The most ordinary Madrid tour is museum triangle which covers 3 most important museums in the city, sightseeing Madrid’s architecture and absolutely stunning night tours like night tapas tour around top 10 tapas bars of Madrid. Tasting delicious Spanish food, drinking tasty wines and getting to know the city at the same time makes it one of the most interesting tours in the capital.
One more important thing that attracts young people to Madrid is its sport life. World famous Real Madrid gathers thousands of people each game at the Santiago Bernabeo stadium. The stadium provides the inside excursions for real fans where you can marvel through the changing rooms and enter the stadium from the main exit for footballers and stand on the ground as a real player of Real.
Madrid is also a fashionable city, so each will find any brand or style that he/she is looking for.
Shopping in Madrid can turn out to be a pleasant thing if you have a student cards like ISIC or any student ID gives a significant discount for all the above mentioned activities and what is more, a monthly public transport pass will cost you 20 % less if you are under 21.
Madrid is doubtless a perfect place for young people. Remember that Spanish lifestyle can be expressed in one proverb - “La vida es corta” (Life is short) so there is no time to hesitate, pack your bag and go towards fun, education and interesting experience in Madrid.