Madrid can be described as the cultural capital of Europe, and you’ll never be short of things to see and do. You can relax in a cafe in the square after a day full of training, or visit a square for some tapas and music.  Spanish people tend to head out at 9 pm for their evening meals, and this can last beyond midnight if there is too much to talk about! You’ll adapt to the laid back atmosphere so quickly.

Weekends can be filled with sight seeing, a day of art galleries and museums, or simply lazing in the sunshine in a lush green park in the city with good friends and a picnic. You can visit the many bakeries, butchers and greengrocers and practise your conversational Spanish, all the while taking advantage of the sumptuous fresh produce Spain has to offer.

There are even riverside beaches just one hour away from the centre of Madrid and are perfect locations for a quick trip to build a sandcastle! If you prefer the real coast, you’re never more than a short train ride away.