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Madrid’s Fascinating Museums

Madrid’s Fascinating Museums

Museo del Prado The Museo del Prado holds the most complete collection of Spanish art in the world. It is famous for its wonderful collection of Goya (“Los fusilamientos de 3 de Mayo”), Velázquez (”Las Meninas”) as well as many other paintings and sculptures by influential artists. It houses one of the world’s finest collections of European art which at the moment adds up to around 8600 paintings and 700 sculptures. Well worth a visit. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina…

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Spanish evening class at AIL Madrid

Spanish evening class at AIL Madrid

Andrea is a guest blogger, Madrid enthusiast, and AIL Madrid evening course student. As a French girl who just recently arrived in Madrid, she faced to some linguistic issues that led her to take AIL Evening Spanish Classes twice a week after work. I arrived in Madrid for an internship almost 3 months ago but I ha ve to admit that, at the beginning, I didn’t have a strong handle on the Spanish language. For that reason, I wanted to…

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Making friends in Madrid Part 2: Noche de Copas!

Making friends in Madrid Part 2: Noche de Copas!

Andrea is a guest blogger, Madrid enthusiast, and AIL Madrid evening course student. Her tips on making friends in Madrid are invaluable! I arrived in Madrid two months ago and already feel sad when I think about returning to France in August. There are many explanations for this (the warm weather, beautiful city, holidays and markets etc) but there was one very specific reason everything went well from day one: my first Spanish night out immediately introduced me to the…

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Se Habla Español, Madrid’s newest Spanish program

Se Habla Español, Madrid’s newest Spanish program

Hey guiris! Continuing with our tradition of language school reviews, here’s a bit about Madrid’s newest solution to learning Spanish– Se Habla Español. While not a traditional Spanish school, Se Habla Español partners with Spanish academies like AIL Madrid for classes and provides additional activities, language exchanges, nights out, and an intense sense of community. Who they are: Se Habla Español was started last year by two energetic entrepreneurs, Roxi and Servando. She’s from Valencia and studied journalism here in…

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Moving to Madrid: Making Friends

Moving to Madrid: Making Friends

So! You’ve made it to Madrid. Now what? Whether you’ve moved here for work or studies, everybody has one thing in common: everything’s new! The culture, the streets, and (most of all) the people are all unfamiliar and, sometimes, it can make you feel a little bit isolated or lonely. Fortunately, Madrid is also one of the friendliest cities and has infinite opportunities to meet new people! But one of the main think you’re moving to Madrid: Making Friends. Here…

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