This summer i went to Madrid to travel and do some freelance work with SGAE [the spanish RIIA.. :/ ] and Universidad Complutense de Madrid. I also worked with The Cocktail (a great hci / usability / web development studio near the Santiago Bernabeu) with some of the great people (and dogs) from the hispanic internet industry. The city is great, the food /and tapas/ are just delicious, the weather in summer just perfect (and burning), good traveling around, really bad television /well, what do you expect, is terrible everywhere//-.
a couple of tips: La Casa Encendida the weekends for some art expositions, new media installations, b-movies and great live music. They had their own Dorkbot too. And don’t forget the tortilla.