Want to Practice Your Spanish? Check Out These Cities!

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Spanish is one of the most popular languages on Earth. The third most-spoken language on the planet, it’s easy to find fantastic cities to travel to if you’re looking to practice your Spanish skills.

Here are four cities that I recommend if you want to practice and test your español.

Bogota, Colombia

Colombia’s capital city is full of museums and parks and is surrounded by the gorgeous Andes Mountains. The Spanish spoken here is clear and easy to understand, making it a perfect proving ground for your improving Spanish!


Madrid, Spain

The Spanish capital is one of the largest Spanish-speaking cities on the planet with over 3 million inhabitants. It’s easy to practice your Spanish when ordering tapas or grabbing a cafe con leche from a vendor in Retiro Park.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires is an underrated destination, combining the architecture and elegance of Europe’s best cities with a Latin rhythm and soul. Don’t be surprised if it’s hard to understand the thick porteno accent, but you’ll have a great time either way.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

San Juan is an interesting fusion of the Spanish and English languages as well as American and Latin American traditions. If your Spanish is still shaky, don’t worry! Here, you can practice the language while also knowing that many natives speak English if you need help.