If you’re planning on studying at Centro de Estudios Financieros in Madrid, and not sure how to go about finding housing, then look no further. This article is for you! Here’s a list of the 3 best neighborhoods and tips for finding the right accommodation for CEF students in Madrid.

Also check out our Madrid neighborhood guide on youtube and our go-to guide to moving to Madrid for more helpful info.

Where is CEF?

CEF is located in the neighborhood of Chamberí, a safe and quiet area west of Chamartín. It’s a great neighborhood for students, as it is walking distance from Madrid’s liveliest areas – Malasaña and Chueca – as well as some of the city’s main attractions like Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, Real Madrid’s stadium. CEF is also just a two-minute walk from metro Iglesia on line 1, which takes you straight to Puerta de Sol.

Best neighborhoods in Madrid for CEF students

1. Chamberí

If you want to live near CEF, then Chamberí is the neighborhood for you. As we said above, this area is not only near the university, but it’s also near Madrid’s hip and trendy neighborhoods of Malasaña and Chueca, which are full of shops, bars, restaurants, markets, and much more. It’s also close to Moncloa, where you’ll find many of Madrid’s main universities. There are two main areas of Chamberí that you can learn more about in our videos below:

Almagro & Trafalgar:

Cuatro Caminos & Iglesia

2. Salamanca

Salamanca is known as the wealthy neighborhood in Madrid’s center, with some of the most exclusive stores and restaurants. It is one of the few parts of Madrid with an urban structure, with square parallel streets like New York City.  The Palacio de los Deportes, the main sports events venue in Madrid, can be found here. Calle Goya in Salamanca is also famous for its shopping options. And in the southern part of this neighborhood, you can find Retiro, which is one of the largest and most beautiful parks in the city.

Here’s a video on Barrio Salamanca made by the Spotahome team:

In order to get to CEF from Salamanca, the most convenient option is to take a bus. Take Bus 5 from el Paseo de la Castellana and get off at General Martinez Campos. This will get you to campus in 30 minutes.

Here’s an example of a great flat in Madrid that was available at the time of this post! Availabilities of properties on Spotahome.com change frequently, so to see all of our currently available properties, do a search at www.spotahome.com/Madrid!

3. Moncloa

Moncloa is a popular neighborhood for young students due to its proximity to many major universities. It is a short walk from the trendy nightlife of Malasaña as well as other busy shops and restaurants. Moncloa also borders the lovely Parque Oeste, which has a cable car that soars over Madrid and the ancient Egyptian Templo de Debod, a scenic place for students to relax outdoors on the weekends.

From Moncloa, take Bus 16 or 61 from Fernando el Católico for about 25 minutes until you get to Eloy Gonzalo. After walking a couple of blocks, you will be on campus.

How to find a great apartment in Madrid

Spotahome offers accommodations in hundreds of rooms, flats, and residence halls in Madrid.  Best of all, you can book your home online before you even arrive. On our site, we provide video tours, floor plans and detailed descriptions of every property. You can even put in the exact address of CEF (Paseo del General Martínez Campos, 5, 28010 Madrid, España), and calculate the commute time from each flat.

To see how it’s done, check out this video on how to search for a home on Spotahome.com

Get in touch with us!

We hope this post was helpful! If you’re a CEF student looking for housing in Madrid, we’d be happy to help you with your search. Get in touch with us at [email protected]. You can also interact with us on Facebook and Twitter. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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