A cosmopolitan city which works hard by day and plays harder at night, Madrid is one of the most exciting cities in Europe. Madrid’s artistic streak is highly visible, with the Plaza de Cibeles and the Royal Palace providing just two examples of the city’s sophisticated architecture. There are also world-class museums and galleries dotted over the city, including the Prado, which houses Spain’s premier art collection.

The Spanish capital also contains a number of upmarket boutiques, with the Grand Via providing the best area to shop until you drop. You can also experience life like a Madrileño by dining late at a tapas bar before hitting the bars and clubs and partying into the small hours. However, if you are looking for a more sedate city break, you can also enjoy a quiet walk in the beautiful Parque del Buen Retiro.

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  • Cibeles Fountain, Madrid

  • Madrid Skyline

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.


When to Visit

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