The Spanish capital is Europe’s most welcoming city, combining the
most modern infrastructures and its status as an economic, financial,
administrative and service hub. Its privileged location right at the heart
of Spain means that it is well connected to the rest of the country’s
Autonomous Communities, with great transport links bridging distances
and facilitating the city’s status as a leading venue for large events and
activities at a national and international level.
Madrid has an immense wealth of cultural and artistic heritage, the
legacy of centuries of momentous history. It boasts a number of great
tourist attractions, making it one of Europe’s most visited cities,
including the Palacio Real, the Prado Museum, the Teatro Circo Price,
the Matadero and the city’s 20 Michelin-starred restaurants, from among
the more than 15,000 bars and restaurants in the city, making it a
world leader in terms of gastronomy and culinary quality.
In recent years, Madrid has positioned itself as the 3rd leading city in the
world in terms of organizing international events, hosting more than 200
annual congresses per year, which attract over a million participants from
all over the world. One key example is FITUR, the International Tourism Fair,
which attracted more than 245,000 participants and 9,700 companies last year.
Leisure and culture
The cultural pursuits on offer in Madrid are rich and varied, making
it impossible to get bored in the city. Not a day goes by without a
huge range of concerts, plays, recitals and exhibitions.
Madrid and its nightlife
The city’s vibrant nightlife is world famous, with a broad selection of pubs,
theatre-cafés and nightclubs open until late, making it an authentic 24-hour
The Ostelea Campus in Madrid is located very centrally on Calle Príncipe
de Vergara, a long street in the prestigious neighbourhoods of Salamanca
and Chamartín, crossing many of the city’s main thoroughfares.