Madrid is the food capital of Spain. It has a vast array of culinary options, from traditional national dishes to the most sophisticated and avant-garde creations.The students can go out for tapas, small snacks or appetizers served with a glass of beer, wine, etc., in bars and restaurants.
Madrid has around 3,100 restaurants, but only a select few have been awarded stars by the renowned Michelin Guide. They’re DiverXO (three stars); Santceloni, La Terraza Del Casino, Sergi Arola, Ramon Freixa Madrid and El Club Allard (two stars); and also Kabuki, Kabuki Wellington, DSTAgE, Álbora, La Cabra and Punto MX (one star). In addition, on the outskirts of the city are four one-star restaurants: Coque, Casa José, Chirón and Montia. All of them serve world-class food and offer excellent service.
Spain is a world reference in the new gastronomy, thanks to the milestones reached by genius as Ferrán Adriá. We are the country with the highest number of restaurants within The World's 50 Best Restaurants list, like El Celler de Can Roca, based in Girona, which had the first position in 2015 and second position en 2018.
Le Cordon Bleu Madrid is located in Pozuelo de Alarcón, only 20 minutes away from the city center. The school is situated on the campus of the Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), easily reachable by public transportation. The UFV offers students coming from Madrid free buses with a long service schedule with routes from Aluche, Moncloa and the Student Residences and Plaza Castilla from October until June.
In just a few minutes, the student can leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind and discover the areas around Madrid with the buses and train network that connects the city center with the surroundings of Madrid. And by High Speed train (AVE) the student can visit the most important cities of Spain in the wink of an eye. From Madrid Barajas Airport, the student can also travel all around Europe. In approximately 2 hours you can reach capital cities in Europe like Paris, London, Rome or Lisbon.
If a student wishes to live as close as possible to the School, we recommend the surrounding areas of Pozuelo de Alarcón, Majadahonda, Aravaca and Las Rozas. These are the nearest districts to Le Cordon Bleu Madrid. The student will save time, since he/she will get to the school quickly and will live in a more relaxing environment than the City center. The prices in this area are not that high especially taking into account that it is one of the best areas in the Community of Madrid regarding entertainment and living quality.
The student can stay on the campus where you can find the Student Residence of the University. Phone: +34 917 24 70 99 Contact Person: Sonia Hernández
Another option could be other student dorms in the Universities area of Madrid (Ciudad Universitaria) or Moncloa. This area is only 15 minutes away from the City Center and has the advantage of free transportation through the school busses of the UFV in the programmed schedules.
If the student prefers to live in the heart of the city and experience the daily life in the Capital of Spain, renting an apartment in Madrid would be the best option. The student will be surrounded by the culture and entertainment the city has to offer and in approximately 20 minutes he student will be able to get to Le Cordon Bleu Madrid.
The student must keep in mind that whatever he/she chooses, it is very important to have access to a well-equipped kitchen in which the student will be able to practice, knowing the student is applying for a practical cooking programme.
There are several options for housing in Madrid, so herewith we sum up some of them that can help the student to find the perfect place:
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