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EBS Activities

These are some of the typical activities our students enjoy outside course hours. Note that most of them are NOT included in the course price as we try to keep costs as low as possible for our students.

Pub crawl (Discounted rate)

EBS Madrid hits the Spanish capital! Join us for an incredible night on the town, our pub crawl will take you to the best bars in the city, including all the hidden gems along the way.

See Madrid play football (Discounted rate)

Madrid is home to the world famous Real Madrid Football Club, going to watch a match at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium is a must for anyone visiting the city. You’ll hear the famous chant of the locals, ‘Hala Madrid!’, translated into <English> it means, ‘Come on Madrid!’. Watch the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Xabi Alonso and other world-class stars play the beautiful game.

Movie night (free)

One night during the course, we will watch the film Cocktail, starring Tom Cruise as Brian Flanagan. The film tells the story of Brian’s rise to bartending fame as he learns all the tricks of the trade from the experienced bartender Douglas Coughlin. The film is a must-see for all bartending enthusiasts!

Graduation dinner (free)

Graduation dinner will most definitely be the highlight of your trip. It’s a night of pure celebration as you and your fellow bartenders and now life long friends get together for one of the last times. You’ll have worked, explored and experienced so much together over the last month and will rightly so deserve a night of pure luxury. Think Spanish treats, Spanish cocktails and a few Spanish surprises. This night is one you’ll never forget!

Visit to a vodka and gin distillery. (Discounted rate)

Vodka and Gin are two of Madrid’s most popular spirits at the moment. Go to the heart of where they are created. Learn the methods and see it in action. These tours will be insightful and filled with information; providing you with new knowledge guaranteed to support you in your final exams.



Madrid boasts some of the most famous and important art museums, not only in Europe, but also worldwide. This is due to the ‘Golden Triangle’ which is made up of the El Prado, Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums.

Park El Retiro is a stunning park located in the centre of Madrid. The park is home to extensive gardens, beautiful buildings, marble monuments and a superb artificial lake. The park is the perfect place to spend time with friends by rowing a boat around the lake in the sunshine, having a picnic under the trees or practising your flair skills!

El Rastro is the oldest and most famous flea market in Madrid and is definitely worth a visit. One Sunday morning, make sure you get up early so you can start your treasure hunting! You (probably) won’t find any pirate gold or Captain Jack Sparrow’s hat, but you will find some incredible and unique pieces of jewellery, items of clothing, books, vintage records and much more!

Chueca is the most colourful and vibrant neighbourhood in the city. The gay district of Madrid boasts a collection of trendy bars, unique shops and restaurants offering you mouth-watering food. Walk through the streets of Chueca and you’ll notice the atmosphere is unlike anywhere else in the world.

Madrid has a nightlife which is second to none, with clubs including Kapital, Gabbana and Joy Eslava. Superclub Kapital is seven storeys high with each floor offering you a different genre of music. It has something for everyone, salsa, hip-hop, drum and bass, we could go on…

If El Retiro park left you wanting more, why not head over to Casa de Campo park for an endless day of exploring; we say endless because it’s five times bigger than New York’s Central Park! The park offers you various activities such as an amusement park, a lake for water sports and a zoo!