About Sarah

I am a South African living in Madrid since 2005. I love this city, its people, its streets and its buzz.. Therefore a few years ago, I created this blog to to inform friends and visitors of the city about what it has to offer. The result is Cheap In Madrid, a blog whose 95% content is for free events and activities from free music concerts, free art expositions, free workshops, free theater, free museum visits, places to learn Spanish or other languages free of charge, cheap places to enjoy tapas and other typical Spanish dishes.

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Rooftops in Madrid to visit for Ambiance

Discover trendy and top-rated rooftops in Madrid for hangouts. They are chic, some are located unique and historical buildings, and while others are laid-back and modern. In summer, these terrazas are thee places to see and be seen in Madrid! 1) The … Continue reading “Rooftops in Madrid to visit for Ambiance”


What to do, see and eat in San Lorenzo del Escorial

The town of “San Lorenzo del Escorial” is situated on the north-west of Madrid. The city is famous for its unique mammoth monastery. The city offers awesome beauty, welcomes visitors and provides lots of tasty and delicious dishes. Besides all … Continue reading “What to do, see and eat in San Lorenzo del Escorial”


How to explore Madrid and Toledo on your own with a GPS app

Exploring Madrid and Toledo on your own is easier than you think! Imagine locating a cozy coffeeshop with WIFI in Madrid or finding a traditional restaurant for lunch in Toledo on your own! All this and more is possible through … Continue reading “How to explore Madrid and Toledo on your own with a GPS app”


How to rent a room for only a month in Madrid

In Madrid, looking for a flat? We agree! It issss a challenge!!! You have to wait for weeks or even months to find a rental apartment in the capital of Spain. However, searching for a room to rent is even … Continue reading “How to rent a room for only a month in Madrid”

5 AirBnB for less than $70 per night (Madrid city centre)

Are you travelling to Madrid, Spain and do not want to stay in a hotel? AirBnB can be the perfect solution for you. You can easily hire an apartment with AirBnB Madrid City Centre or AirBnB near Plaza Mayor. First … Continue reading “5 AirBnB for less than $70 per night (Madrid city centre)”


Cool Freelancer-friendly Coffeeshops (With Free Wifi)

Freelancers can find convenient workspaces with Free Wifi in Madrid. This is because Madrid is a city filled with cool and cozy cafes. Cafes that offer you a place to sit and chat, get your work done, study, upload holiday … Continue reading “Cool Freelancer-friendly Coffeeshops (With Free Wifi)”


Kid-friendly restaurants near Santiago Bernabeu (with stadium pitch views)

Are you visiting Madrid with kids soon? Madrid is a famous holiday destination  and Santiago Bernabeu a must-visit so its only natural that you visit the city and stadium with your family. And the family most probably includes kids, therefore … Continue reading “Kid-friendly restaurants near Santiago Bernabeu (with stadium pitch views)”