Madrid in April: Best Things to See & Do

White building on a clear day with a neon advertising sign for sherry wine atop the roof.

Not too hot, not too cold, and action packed—that’s Madrid in April for you. You’ve arrived in Madrid at one of the best times of the year. The weather can be chilly or warm, but never freezing or scorching—it’s just right. What’s more, you also won’t have to push your way through massive crowds. It’s […]

Madrid in March: Best Things to See & Do

Small garden of short green hedges and hot pink flowers with a palace in the background on a clear day.

With the post-holiday slump officially over and spring just around the corner, Madrid begins to take on new life. If you’re considering visiting Madrid in March, you’ve made an excellent choice. Temperatures are pleasantly warm compared to the winter months, but you’re still beating the oppressive heat common in summer. Plus, with so much to […]

Reina Sofia Museum Highlights: Beyond Guernica

Before delving into the Reina Sofia Museum highlights, be sure to get your bearings! The museum is huge and comprised of several buildings.

Every year, nearly four million people visit Madrid’s Reina Sofia Museum. For many, it’s to see one painting: Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica, one of the greatest and most influential works of art anywhere in the world. But as Spain’s national museum for modern and contemporary art, and with a collection of over 21,700 works, it’s not […]

How To Make The Most Of Winter in Madrid

Winter in Madrid is magical. Just look at those holiday lights!

This blog post was originally posted on November 7, 2013 and was updated on October 25, 2018. Forget the mental image you may have of warm, summer days in Spain—it’s time to embrace the holiday spirit and winter festivities! Yes, you’ll need a winter coat, but no worries—temperatures here are quite mild compared to northern Europe, […]

How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Madrid in 2019

One of the most unique authentic holiday traditions in Spain is a dress rehearsal for New Year's Eve—only in Madrid!

This blog post was originally posted on December 17, 2013 and was updated on November 12, 2019. If Madrid is the unofficial world capital of partying on any given night, just imagine what happens on New Year’s Eve. The last night of the year, known as nochevieja in Spanish, takes the Madrid nightlife scene we all know and […]

What to Do in Madrid on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day

Large outdoor Christmas tree decorated with yellow lights illuminated at night, with a building with a clock tower visible in the background.

Wondering what to do in Madrid on Christmas Day when seemingly everything is closed? What about New Year’s? Never fear—you’ve come to the right place! Just before the holidays, Madrid is a flurry of hustle and bustle as crowds make their way to the stores to finish their shopping beneath the twinkle of Christmas lights. […]

Four Great Christmas Markets in Madrid in 2019

Our favorite part of experiencing winter in Madrid: the festive Christmas markets!

This blog post was originally published on December 16, 2015 and was updated on November 12, 2019. It’s the most wonderful time of the year here in Madrid! It goes without saying that Christmastime here in Madrid brings an unforgettable sensation of holiday magic, and nowhere does that feel more present than at one of […]

Christmas in Madrid: Local Traditions & Things to Do

Large blue Christmas tree in a city plaza at night

Roasted chestnut stands are popping up in plazas. Giant strings of lights are lighting up over busy streets. Supermarket aisles are glistening with the shiny gold wrappers of turrón… it can only be Christmas in Madrid! While Santa statues and flying reindeer can be spotted in many shop windows, the Christmas traditions in Madrid are uniquely […]

Nightlife in Madrid: Your Guide to Going Out

A legendary place to experience nightlife in Madrid: Museo Chicote, home to fabulous cocktails and a long list of famous clientele.

Spain is famous the world over for its nightlife and party culture. With trendy bars, happening nightclubs and so much more, Madrid is the place to be for the ultimate night on the town. And of course, it’s worth keeping in mind that nights go late here. Madrileños will often head out to the clubs around the same time […]

Insider’s Guide to the Most Instagrammable Places in Madrid

Instagrammable places in Madrid

With beauty and unique sights around practically every turn, Madrid was made to be immortalized in photos. From elegant, gold-gilded buildings to perfectly arranged tapas plates, Spain’s capital is full of stunning photography opportunities. With this in mind, you’ll be hard-pressed to try and put your camera away as you keep encountering jaw-dropping view after […]

The Sports Lover’s Guide to Visiting Stadiums in Madrid

Experience one of the most legendary stadiums in Madrid when you take a tour of Real Madrid's home turf!

Spanish culture is known for being fervent and passionate, and that rings especially true when it comes to cheering on the home team. Madrileños love getting together to watch sports. Whether it be on the small screen at their favorite neighborhood bar or in person among thousands of fans, you can always count on the locals […]

Top 5 Relaxing Things to Do in Madrid

Quiet street lined with parked cars and leafy trees with a domed basilica in the background.

The laid-back, leisurely Spanish lifestyle makes it easy to find relaxing things to do in Madrid. Here, al fresco terrace drinks with friends are a way of life—not a special occasion treat—and the dozens of green spaces dotted around town make it easy to escape the bustling city center to kick back. When traveling, relaxing […]

Planning the Perfect Hen Party in Madrid

One of the top reasons to plan a bachelorette party in Madrid? It's so affordable!

With its world-class shopping, beautiful rooftop bars and iconic nightlife, there are so many great reasons to plan a hen party in Madrid! Every bride deserves that perfect last getaway before the big day. We might be biased, but in our humble opinion, you can’t get much better than Madrid for an unforgettable hen party! […]

10 Days in Madrid: What to See & Do

There is so much to see and do in Madrid that sometimes you need a longer stay in order to experience it all. With 10 days in Madrid, you’ll have more than enough time to start to feel like a local. You’ll experience the city’s main sights and attractions and start slipping into madrileño life. If you […]

7 Days in Madrid: One Incredible Week in Spain’s Capital

Our Rastro tour & tapas crawl is a great way to knock two essential experiences off your list during your 7 days in Madrid!

Spend a perfect week in and around Madrid! As Spain’s capital and largest city, Madrid offers a lifetime’s worth of things to see, do and experience. However, if you’re just passing through, we think 7 days in Madrid is perfect for getting to know the city. You’ll be able to see all the iconic tourist […]

How to Spend an Unforgettable 3 Days in Madrid

Busy city plaza with a statue of a bear eating from a strawberry tree in the foreground.

You could spend a lifetime discovering the hidden sights, tastes and experiences of Madrid. However, if you only have 3 days in Spain’s beautiful capital, that’s plenty of time to get a feel for the city. With 3 days in Madrid, you’ll be able to experience the most important tourist attractions and even get off […]

Cook Like a Local at These Fascinating Cooking Classes in Madrid

Cooking classes in Madrid will teach you everything you need to know about how to make paella and other classics!

You’ve fallen in love with Spanish cuisine over the course of your trip—now learn to recreate your favorite foods at home! Luckily, it’s easy to find cooking classes in Madrid that fit anyone’s taste, schedule and budget. Once you’re back home, you’ll be able to wow your guests as you whip up Spain’s most famous […]

7 Incredible Spots to Catch the Sunset in Madrid

Stone temple located near a small body of water at sunset

As evening blankets the city, Madrid takes on a special kind of magic. With the sunset in Madrid comes a carefree leaving-behind of the busy day. In its place comes an atmosphere of fun and festivities. Terraces and outdoor hangouts all around the capital fill to capacity every evening as locals sip drinks and chat […]

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