26 06, 2019

Madrid Street Art: Find the Hidden Gems 💎

2019-06-26T11:55:30+02:00Categories: Neighborhoods, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What's the difference between graffiti and street art? Graffiti Graffiti which is believed to come from the Italian word "graficar" has a rep for being illegal. This word's meaning is linked to drawings, patterns, marks, scribbles or messages painted, carved or written on the wall or on any surface. It's history dates back to the 70's in Philadelphia and New York City with artists marking on metros. Another definition is "to scratch" and because of this people debate whether or not cave painting were the first works in graffiti-style. Culturally, graffiti has been [...]

27 05, 2019

Chamberí: “Breaking the Barrios” Series

2019-06-26T11:54:09+02:00Categories: Neighborhoods, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is "Breaking the Barrios"? Smart Insiders wants to give you tips for how to experience different areas in Madrid. For this reason we're launching a new series called "Breaking the Barrios". Get ready for excellent guides for planning your next visit to one of Madrid's popular neighborhoods. Also you can find information about restaurants, activities, nightlife, and more!  Chamberí: A traditional neighborhood with aristocratic history. First a neighborhood with Madrid's finest aristocrats, Chamberí is now a place where families and students reside. Because the area is more polished [...]

28 03, 2019

Housing Guide: Mi Casa es Tu Casa 🏠

2020-07-22T11:31:09+02:00Categories: Housing, Neighborhoods, Support, Tips|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tips for how to find housing in Madrid. Finding an apartment can be an exciting time, but also stressful. Many of you are probably thinking "Where do I begin?", "What neighborhood is best for my commute?", "What options are available in a foreign country?" The list goes on and on, but with Smart Insider's Housing Guide a lot of your questions will be answered. Ready. Set. Apartment Hunt! What's the best district for me? Argüelles Also known as the university district, Argüelles is located northwest of the city center. This is [...]

19 03, 2019

“Breaking the Barrios” Series: Lavapiés

2020-06-02T18:29:30+02:00Categories: Neighborhoods, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

What is "Breaking the Barrios"? Smart Insiders wants to give you tips for how to experience different areas in Madrid. For this reason we're launching a new series called "Breaking the Barrios". Get ready for excellent guides for planning your next visit to one of Madrid's popular neighborhoods. Also you can find information about restaurants, activities, nightlife, and more!  Lavapiés: Diversity and fun all in one.  Lavapiés is the official melting pot of Madrid where many different cultures and ethnicities blend together to create one amazing neighborhood. There are [...]

8 03, 2019

Bibliotecas de Madrid: 📓Work hard. 🍷Play hard.

2020-05-21T16:26:28+02:00Categories: Neighborhoods, News, Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Almost ready for some quiet study time? We've got the best libraries in Madrid.  Maybe with all the weekend trips, nightlife, and city adventures it's hard to fit studying into your packed schedule. While it seems like it's nice to work in one of the trendy cafes in the center, you will probably notice you need peace and quiet to get serious work done. For that reason, public libraries are necessary for getting you through your toughest weeks of the semester. Most noteworthy is free access at almost all locations but some require registration. Hence, [...]

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