Founded in 2000, MADRIDBABEL® ( http://www.madridbabel.es ) is an international cultural exchange group that organizes a lot of activities in Madrid. Its main mission is to encourage and provide the opportunity to practice a wide range of languages amongst people from all over the world as well as create a comfortable venue to make new acquaintances in Madrid. Currently it has more than 25,000 members belonging to its different forums, including Facebook .
Its FB page is https://www.facebook.com/madrid.babel
MadridBabel organizes two weekly international encounters at Café Galdós (Los Madrazo 10 – metro Sevilla):
• Wednesdays starting at 20:30
• Sundays starting at 19.00
The environment is friendly and welcoming and there is no entrance fee. Its coordinators are there to introduce people who share common interests and/or languages and help create a comfortable welcome for newcomers. These events usually attract about 200 participants – students to professionals, 20 to 50 years old, from about 30 different nations-. They have been awarded with the prize ‘Best Intercambio of the Year’ by the European Vibe Magazine and have the recognition and participation of Destino Madrid (City Council).
In addition to the two weekly encounters, MadridBabel organizes many other events in Madrid and surroundings areas. These include parties, tapas evenings, excursions, trips, wine tastings, cultural activities, etc.
MadridBabel creates as well links to other similar international groups including partner groups known as MontpellierBabel, TorontoBabel, CádizBabel, LimaBabel, UdineBabel, El Puerto Babel, OttawaBabel, JerezBabel, BelemBabel, RomaBabel, San Diego Babel, Ciudad Real Babel, TriesteBabel, BrüxselsBabel, MilanoBabel, MéxicoBabel (Aguascalientes), BarnaBabel (Barcelona) and SFBabel (San Francisco). It also represents Spain in the Language Exchange International Federation.