I know I introduced myself as someone who seemed to find no resources on moving to and living in Madrid or even Spain for that matter. Yes, I found a few resources but none captured in entirety what I needed – and that was a personalized voice giving me the down and dirty on the logistics of moving and settling. Today Guiri Guide is able to supply you with all sorts of information after its been tested. But even we needed a bit of a kick start and other than word of mouth – these were our sources.
For the Expat
Just Landed Madrid – This site has the best information in terms of no frills logistical information and contact information.
Spain Expat – Truthfully, this site doesn’t do much for me but you might find it useful.
Easy Expat – Probably best for job searches/postings.
Anglo Info – Great for information once you’re settled into ‘life’ info on House Improvements, Legal, Financial, Cars, Health…etc.
For the latest in ‘What’s Happening’
AIL Madrid Blog- This blog has info on all major festivals, expat holidays here in Madrid (St Patty’s, 4th of July, etc), as well as articles about learning Spanish and cultural traditions in Spain. They even have Spanish recipies!
esMADRID – This site is great for major city events/concerts/festivals/exhibitions…etc.
InMadrid – This is my go-to site (and monthly newspaper) for all things Madrid…especially those things that people my age may enjoy. The writing style is humorous and they typically have quirky facts about the city that are interesting.
Map Magazine – Honestly, I randomly happened across this one day. I’ve never heard of anyone reference it but find some of the information is nice – especially about restuarants.
For Madrid/Spain General information
Madrid Insider – Good for the tourist planning a short stop over in Madrid
Spain Tourism – Best for planning a substantial Spain trip