When you get to Madrid you’ll soon learn about intercambios de idiomas, or a ‘language exchanges’. An intercambio involves practicing your Spanish with Spaniards, and they speak your native language with you. More often than not, these events take place in bars, restaurants or parks.
If you’re new to Madrid, don’t sit home alone! Get out and meet new people and learn Spanish any night of the week.
In Madrid you will find plenty of organized languages exchanges but we have put together a quick list of some of our favorites!
Make your Monday a bit more fun at Roll Madrid, which is organized by MadridNoFilter. This happens every Monday in Conde Duque (closest metro is San Bernardo) you can meet new people and participate in dynamic, organized and fun activities. Read more
Every Tuesday you can go to this language exchange and practice your Spanish at Carmencita bar, located near metro Noviciado. Also a glass of buck’s fizz, or mimosa is just 1 € all night! Read more
This intercambio meets on Thursdays and Sundays at the bar Beer Station. This one stands out as on Fridays they also organize a visit to the cinema where you can take advantage of an exclusive discount before enjoying an evening at The Maltese Cross Pub. They also have excursions on weekends to help you get to know Madrid and the surrounding cities better. Read more
It’s one of the best language exchage groups and they offer a huge variety of activities. One of them consists in meeting new and interesting people that are also learning Spanish at ‘El Estudio’ bar, located in the cool neighborhood of La Latina (Calle Costanilla de San Pedro, 9). Every Thursday from 21h you can go to their language exchange in which each person gets a label with their language level to help you find a conversation partner with a similar level. In this cozy bar you can also enjoy cañas (small beers) for only 1€ and Servando, the group manager, will be waiting for you with open arms!
If you need to practice your conversational Spanish, LAE Madrid recommends this intercambio to get your Spanish moving in the right direction! Read more
Intercambio Nights are every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday in this bar near Noviciado metro station. You can practice your Spanish and be surrounded by books while doing it. Their snacks come highly recommended and are the perfect conversation starter for a chat with new friends. If you’re staying in Madrid for a longer period of time, you should check out their book club as well! Read more