Retiro is a district of Madrid to the east of the Paseo del Prado, known for hosting Retiro park, the most important green area of the city. It is a mainly residential area, with a wide offer of university accommodation that includes studios and student flats. However, it also has some of the most important attractions west of the park, such as the Royal Botanic Garden, the Prado Museum or the Astronomical Observatory.
Living in Retiro allows you to reach any area of Madrid by public transport. The busy Atocha station offers suburban, medium and long-distance train services and there are four metro lines serving the district (1, 2, 6 and 9), as well as numerous bus lines. The most outstanding metro stops in the district are Atocha (1), Pacífico (1, 6) and Retiro (2).
Looking for student accommodation in Retiro is very convenient, since from Pacific you can reach the University City (metro line 6) in 35 minutes. In addition, the C4 line of Cercanías connects Atocha station with Carlos III University in 35 minutes and with the Autonomous University in just over 45 minutes.
Living in Madrid is an incredible experience. Madrid is the best place in the country to savour all that Spanish cuisine has to offer, as well so many other local traditions. Here, you will always have something new to do, as Madrid is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities.
Madrid is home to one of the world’s most famous museums – the Museo del Prado. However, there are plenty more landmarks and museums to see. Whenever you want to party, the city will be ready for it! Studying in Madrid can’t be done without experiencing the tapas the city is known for. Head over to Malasaña or the party barrios near La Latina to experience just how the Madrileño students enjoy their tapas and cañas.
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