Parque del Buen Retiro, Madrid

What can you see and do in Madrid?

Madrid is one of the most spectacular metropolitan cities in Europe and is much-loved by the cultured travellers who pass through the city every year. Visit El Retiro park, gaze at the magnificent architecture of the Royal Palace, and admire world-famous art galleries like El Prado. After the sun sets, go and watch the legendary Real Madrid play or head off to a club like El Kapital and let the electrifying nightlife absorb you.

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The Madrid school

The EBS Madrid school accommodates 48 students, the perfect number for you to be fully engaged with your instructor whilst also allowing you make friends with your course mates. The school features 10 bar stations, a live bar and a flair area complete with 12 stations. The school is situated less than a 5 minute walk from the Puerta de Toledo metro station, allowing you to move around the city easily.

The school has been rebuilt from scratch; it has an open plan design and has been styled like an industrial loft, an extremely modern style that is emerging in Madrid.

TOC hostel Madrid


During your time at EBS Madrid, you’ll either be staying at TOC Hostel or Generator Hostel – both are just 20 minutes’ walk from the school and are complete with mixed rooms, bunk beds and free wifi. TOC is a highly rated hostel with a communal kitchen and a sleek cocktail bar. Our other option, Generator is a contemporary hostel with a roof terrace and a jacuzzi. While there isn’t a communal kitchen here, EBS students get special discounts at their restaurant.

The hostels are less than 10 minutes’ walk from each other. Thanks to their super-central location, you’ll never be far away from bars, restaurants and some of Madrid’s main attractions. Please note: you won’t be able to choose your accommodation, but we’ll let you know which one we’ve allocated to you a week before your course starts.

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After-hours activities

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.

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 it means, ‘Come on Madrid!’. Watch the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Xabi Alonso and other world-class stars play the beautiful game.

Enjoy a fun day out with your coursemates at Madrid’s renowned theme park, Parque de Atracciones de Madrid, filled with numerous attractions and activities to keep you entertained. Available from April through to October.

What better way to unwind and get some bartending inspiration before the final week of your course than with a special screening of the legendary movie Cocktail starring Tom Cruise?! Relax, eat pizza and take part in our monthly edition of beer pong!

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!

Courses in Madrid

International Bartender

4 weeks
Spanish Italian English German
Coffee Course

Develop the skills to make perfect Italian coffee at home or to start working in a café.

Working Flair

Gain style and confidence with craft flair moves you can actually use behind the bar.

Advanced Bartending

Designed to develop the knowledge and skills of experienced bartenders to an exceptional level. Strictly not for beginners.

Barista Course

Coffee creation from bean to cup. Gain the skills and knowledge needed to make the perfect coffee.


Learn to create your own infusions, syrups, and craft cocktails using advanced techniques.