In Madrid winter it is not very cold with minimum temperatures about 2 ° C (35, 6º F) and maximum 10 ° C (50 ° F). Spring and autumn are very pleasant, with a minimum temperature of 7.5 ° C (45, 5º F) and a maximum of 20,5º C (68, 9º F). Summer in Madrid is normally hot, reaching 40 ° C (104 ° F) maximum.
Life in Madrid
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It is common to go to bed at 23:00 PM / 12:00 PM or even later. This does not prevent you should get up early: 7:00 AM/ 8: 00 AM.
The shops normally close from 14:00 until 17:00. Banks are open in the mornings and some open one afternoon a week. Shopping malls are open from 10:00 AM to 21:00 PM.
The Mediterranean diet is rich and varied. Among its most usual ingredients they include meat and all kinds of fish; as well as condiments, olive oil, vinegar and garlic. It is normal to serve bread with meals.
The Spanish breakfast is very light. Normally it consists of coffee and toast.
The main meal or lunch is between 14:00 PM and 15:30 PM. It is very common to take fruit for dessert. It is unusual take sweets except on special occasions. About 17:00 PM and 18:30 PM is a snack, a small snack (sweet or savory) that satiates hunger until dinner.
Dinner is usually light and fast. The dinner time is between 21:00 PM and 23:00 PM.
Holidays in Spain (2017)
MONTH DATE HOLIDAY January Friday, 6th Three Kings Day March
Saint Isidro (Madrid)
August Wednesday, 15th Assumption October
National Holiday of Spain
Long weekend for National Holiday of Spain
All Saints Day
Almudena´s Day (Madrid)
December Thursday, 6th
Spanish Constitution Day
The Inmaculada Concepcion Day
Natividad del Señor
Easter From Monday March 26th, 2018 to Monday March 2nd, 2018 (both inclusive). Christmas From Saturday December 23th, 2018 to Sunday January 7, 2019 (both inclusive).
About the student's behavior
The Centro de Estudios Hispánicos understands the use of alcohol and drugs is a serious risk to the health and safety of their students. The use and abuse of alcohol and drugs can cause problems in the nervous, respiratory, reproductive, circulatory system, among others.
The Centro de Estudios Hispánicos reserves the right to expel those students – after having committed the SECOND INFRACTION - whose behavior is inappropriate or whose abuse of drugs and alcohol jeopardize their own safety and well-being, as well as the safety and well-being of their classmates and/or host families.