Hello I need your help please - I've been offered a work secondment for 3 months to live in Madrid. I don't speak a word of spanish, and the job role offered isn't that amazing...but is it still worth it? Couple of practical questions: 1. Is Madrid a safe city at night? 2. How much will my lack of Spanish be a barrier? With 3 months, I can start to learn, but will be far from fluent. 3. Is Madrid the sort of city where you need 3 months to take it in, or is it more of a weekend/week would do? I am really in 2 minds, but having never been to Madrid I have no experiences to base my decision on. I basically don't want to have to have to sit in an apartment by myself because I don't speak Spanish, like a lemon, for 3 months when I've done all I'd like to do in the first month (visiting-wise), for a job that's not that great. But equally if it's a city where you think it would be a good living experience for three months, I'd love to hear why. Thanks all for your opinion!
Hello all, I am an Architect on sabatical and have recently moved to Madrid to practice my Spanish. I have rented an apartment and understnad that althgouh an NIE number is required to stay here for ore then 3 months, I have heard that it is necessary to register the aparmtent lease at the municipality. Does anyone know where the office is to do this? Thanks for any help. Alex.
Hi there everyone, we are moving to Madrid in mid-January and would like to rent a small house rather than an apartment in the suburbs of Madrid or in a nearby town or village. We will be working in central Madrid so need to be within 15km commutable distance. Our main reason is the fact that we have a dog so an apartment is not ideal, plus we would like to live in a slightly quieter area outside of the city centre. We don't have a large rental budget. Any help would be really gratefully received as we are finding it really difficult to get a feeling for the local areas outside of Madrid on the internet from the UK!! Thanks in advance, Vicky