Property Valuations in Madrid
Spain Survey Co. has been undertaking valuations and building surveys in Madrid and central Spain for over 30 years. Stan Dickens first came to Madrid to work as a Chartered Surveyor in the late 1980´s. Whether you require a valuation or a property survey we can help you. Please call us or send an email and we will get in touch.
Property Valuers working in Madrid and Central Spain
Our surveyors are RICS qualified, fluent in Spanish and possess a thorough knowledge of the Spanish property market. We fully understand Spanish residential construction techniques and materials and provide advise on small works and repairs. We also advise on planning matters and can navigate the Spanish bureaucracy without problems. Please feel free to contact us if you are thinking about buying a property in Madrid or central Spain.
Brief guide to Madrid and its attractions for those who are not decided where to live in Spain
If you have still not decided that Madrid is the place for you, please read on and investigate further some of the advantages of living in Madrid and its attractions.
Living in Madrid
Madrid is a vibrant and diverse place to live. It is Europe's fourth largest city with 6.5 million people registered in the metropolitan area. The city is home to many foreign residents and also attracts huge numbers of tourists and is a major financial centre and the location of the Spanish government. Madrid is also a centre of fashion, art, music, culture, cuisine, night life and more.
Few cities can claim to have such a world class art collection as Madrid. Art lovers return to Madrid over and again. In Madrid you can find many works by Spanish masters such as Goya and Velázquez as well as the Flemish and Italian greats. The work of other more modern Spanish painters such as Picasso, Dalí and Miró also hang from the walls of the city’s galleries. The Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in particular are worth visiting. However, there are many more places to visit.
Madrid is one of the richest culinary capitals in Europe. The city has borrowed from and innovated upon the cuisines of many of Spain’s regions, as well as international cuisine, and the result has been a gastronomic revolution. Alongside the new however, there is still a passion for traditional Spanish cooking, and in Madrid you can find a rich variety of food from every Spanish region. The choice available does not only extend to the food itself. You can find restaurants dating back centuries around the Plaza Mayor and city centre and sleek modern establishments in the wealthier neighbourhoods and business districts.
Madrid nightlife is legendary. The city might well have more bars than any other city in the world. When you think about bars in Madrid you may conjure up an image of old-fashioned tapas bars or bodegas with great wine and ham croquettes and tortilla. However, Madrid also has a vast collection of modern cocktail bars and nightclubs which are not only located in the city centre. Visit the night-time streets of many residential neighbourhoods and you’ll find throngs of happy people, many intent on dancing until dawn.
Madrid isn't especially known for it's monumental architecture but neither is it lacking in architectural history. In the city you can find royal palaces, medieval mansions, triumphal arches, and some great contemporary architecture. Magnificent examples of brickwork can be found such as the Las Ventas bullring and many baroque and belle époque buildings are present in the centre.