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.


What you’ll love most about Madrid

  • Immerse yourself in art at the Prado Museum, home to a vast collection of masterpieces by Spanish and European artists such as Velázquez, Goya, and El Greco
  • Relax in the lush Retiro Park, Madrid’s largest green space, where you can stroll among beautiful gardens, row a boat on the lake, and admire the Crystal Palace and other landmarks
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Plaza Mayor, a historic square lined with cafes, shops, and lively street performers. Admire the stunning architecture and soak up the energy of this iconic Madrid landmark
  • Step into royalty at the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Spanish royal family. Take a guided tour to explore opulent rooms, grand halls, and the beautiful Royal Armory
  • Visit Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s bustling central square and a hub of activity day and night. See the iconic Tío Pepe sign, the statue of the Bear and the Strawberry Tree, and the Kilometre Zero marker
  • Get lost in the maze of stalls at El Rastro, Madrid’s famous flea market held every Sunday. Browse for treasures, haggle with vendors, and soak up the lively atmosphere of this beloved local tradition

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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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