Hostal Castro

Leon, 13, Madrid, 28014, Spain
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Apartment for 4 weeks near Comillas Pontifical University

by likusik

I will be studying for 4 weeks at the Comillas Pontifical University. Where would be the best place to search for an apartment in the area? And which areas would you advice? I want to be walking distance to the university, but do not need to be right in the heart of all tourist action. I would like to experience some local living, but also stay safe and on a budget.
Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Re: Apartment for 4 weeks near Comillas Pontifical University

by Jefie

Hello again :o) There's a section on the University's Website for international students who are looking for accommodation, here's the link: You can fill out the "Formulario de solicitud de alojamiento para alumno internacional 2009" and they will help you find an appartment, a student residence or a host family. Hope this helps!

Re: Apartment for 4 weeks near Comillas Pontifical University

by likusik

Thank you very much!!!

Re: Apartment for 4 weeks near Comillas Pontifical University

by gwen75

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Travel Tips for Madrid

........el Retiro

by la_beba

El Estanque Grande (the Big Pond) has always be the core that has given life to the Park, dominated by the statue of Alfonso XII, this is the place where the people of Madrid prefer to spend their time, rowing in its boats, strolling along its shore or feeding its ducks.

chocolate with churros

by zumodemango

It's is typical from Madrid to have chocolate with churros(this is a thing made with flour and fried in olive oil), you can try in every cafe and bar in madrid. in this wonderful shop and cafe: cacao sampaka(C/ Orellana 4), the best chocalete but they don't have churros so you can eat other sweets or salted things with your chocalate!

Spend the day in Chinchon

by temi

Chinchon is a lovely town about 1/2-45mins by bus from Madrid. Absolutely beautiful!

There are lots of 'Cuevas'. Caves that serve wine for ridiculously cheap.
I paid 5 euros for all you can drink wine.

Be careful however, in the caves, you are unlikely to know how drunk you are getting!! Until you have to get home!1

The Secrets of Tax Free Shopping

by Frisbeeace about All Shops

Tax Free shopping is available for non-EC tourists and it means getting a refund for the VAT you paid . However, you won't get the full amount but part of it, usually around 10%, depending on the amount spent at each shop. Minimum purchase is 90 euros in the same store or chain of stores to qualify for the refund. You can add tickets for purchases made in different days and even cities, and then submit them to the shop to get the paperwork done.

To get your money back in cash you have to present these forms signed and stamped by both the shop and a customs officer at the airport where you dispatch your luggage to your final destination on your way back. Not the last airport you step in but the one where you last handle your luggage. Follow me?

The catch is that you are suppossed to show the goods that you purchased to a customs agent in order to get his approval and stamp your forms but this happens behind the airline counter AFTER you check in and handle your luggage in. Our purchase were moderate so the officer bypassed this requirement as we had already delivered our bags to the airline.

Now the final step. With the forms ready you either have to go to a Western Union office in the airport hall or a Duty Free Shop named Aldease on the preembark area. It all depends on which of the 2 Tax Free companies work with your shop. Then you get your money back in cash.

El Basha

by ger4444

defenitely untill now my favorite tetteria in Madrid. It is suitated in the old literatos quarter. it is an arabic saloon with arabic decorations at the wall and pillows on the banks. you can have arab food and delicious thee. but the best is to have a waterpipe. In the weekends there are performances by belly dancers. casual


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