Basics of working in Madrid



It is strongly encouraged that you secure a job at a Madrid-based company before relocating. Non-EU citizens and other foreigners find it hard getting employed if they are job hunting using a tourist visa.

Job Search

You can try searching for work opportunities on these websites:

The online job classified website in English is:

Holidays and Day-offs

Spain is known for practising long weekend if the holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday. They take Monday or Friday off to spend a four-day long break. Employees are eligible for a minimum rest time of one and a half day per week. 

New Year’s Day

January 1


January 6

San José

March 20

Easter Thursday

A day in March

Good Friday

A day in March/April

Easter Monday

A day in March/April

Labor Day

May 1

Fiesta de la Communidad

May 2

San Isidro

May 15


July 25


August 15

Columbus Day

October 12

All Saints Day

November 1


November 9

Constitution Day

December 6

Day of the Immaculate Conception

December 8

Christmas Day

December 25

Midsummer Day

1 day in June

All Saints Day

1 day in October/November

Independence Day

December 6

Christmas Eve

December 24

Christmas Day

December 25

Boxing Day

December 26