New to living in Madrid? Getting setup in a new city always has its hurdles. From finding a place to live to getting around town - every city is different. But, if you've got a smartphone, we've got you covered. Here are our top apps for navigating expat life in Madrid:
Madrid's Metro system is one of the best in the world - and a great way to get around the city and explore new areas. The official Metro App lets you plan your journeys with ease. It also has a useful feature mapping popular tourist destinations.
A TripAdvisor App, The Fork is a must have for any Madrid food fan. It give you reviews of the best eateries - and discounts in many of them. You can also reserve tables within the App - perfect if you're still polishing your Spanish.
Struggling with your Spanish? Duolingo can help (although getting used to the accent is on you!). This great app makes learning a new language (or improving your language skills) super easy. And if it's not the one for you, check out our blog on the best language learning apps here.
Want to grab a taxi across town? MyTaxi lets you hail cabs from your smartphone. And book them in advance. And calculate fares And pay for them. Win win win. Win.
Looking for a flatshare or flatmate? Badi is a great way to do both. It lets you chat to other renters, search for flats and look for new flatmates.
An essential aid for exploring in Madrid (and more and more cities around the world!) is CityMapper. Simply put in your location, destinations and choose how you want to get there. The app does the rest.
Madrid has some of the best culture in Europe. But you already knew that. Live Madrid and Time Out are both great resources for finding Madrid's best things to do, restaurants, theatre and nightlife - all in one place.
Sending or receiving money from abroad? TransferWise is the fast, fair new way - this is how it works: