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If you are planning your honeymoon or summer holidays in Spain, then Madrid should definitely be at the top of your list. Madrid is the heart of Spanish culture! The Spanish capital has hundreds of beautiful, couple-themed hotels lining up the street, a laid-back Mediterranean attitude to inject the right dose of romance in your honeymoon, and an affordable, flexible lifestyle for just any kind of budget.

Among things to do Madrid, mingle with a Madrilenian to enjoy tapas with them in a friendly atmosphere. The night and party life in Madrid will knock your socks off if you are a party enthusiast. The inviting cocktail bars, moonlight dance parties, and lively nightclubs will not let you sleep at night.

Apart from so many things to do and see in Madrid, the energy in this city is unbelievable, and the security and safety mechanisms are extremely reliable. The city is also popular for its galleries, Tapas, and copas, all of which will excite you and your lover.

Madrid is the custodian of all of Spain's royalty. It is home to historic castles, palaces, and legendary Espanola culture. The theme parks, on the other hand, will indulge your romantic getaway instincts. Excellent shopping facilities, unlimited indoor adventures, lively markets, and elegant museums will all make your honeymoon in Madrid unforgettable.

If you want to get a real feel of all these attractions, it is best if you take a walking tour with a professional touring company, who will give you insights on all of the most renowned attractions. For your daytime outdoor fun, Madrid's fountain-filled plazas, grand churches and cathedrals, absolutely delicious street foods, and beautiful, ancient architectural wonders will sweep you off your feet.

things to do in madrid

We recommend that you do your honeymoon here for at least 5 days in order to get the full Madrid romantic experience. Once there, be sure to visit the following places.

1. Hammam Al Andalus

The Hammam Al Andalus is in the Almudena neighborhood. Here, you can bath and get massaged in the legendary Arabic well, as you enjoy the intimacy of freshening up alongside your lover.

2. El Retiro Park

With hundreds of acres of roses and glass palaces, you and your partner will have a chance to bask in nature and its beauty, while at the same time enjoying relaxed, cool weather of the park. The rose garden in El Retiro also boasts of over 4000 roses and is surrounded by a lake with rowboats. There definitely can never be a better place to celebrate love other than the land of boats and roses.

3. Museo Nacional del Prado

Madrid boasts of three state-of-the-art museums where you can visit to see some of the most exquisite works of art that you will ever see in your life. One of these museums is known as Museo del Prado. It is Spain's national art museum and is home to art collections that date all the way from the Middle Ages. You will also see art collections from the 19th century.

4. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

The second museum, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, is home to private art collections and is ranked as the biggest of its kind in the whole of Europe.

5. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

You can take your lover to the Museo Reina Sofía, home to more than 20,000 pieces of modern art. If you or your lover is a fan of Miró and Picasso, then you definitely visit this museum during your time in Madrid.

6. El Rastro flea market

This market will amaze you with its more than 3,500 stands that sell vintage treasures, foods, leather bags, clothes, and hand-made jewelry. Eat, shop, and mingle with the locals while here.

7. Estacion de Atocha

Estacion de Atocha is the biggest railway station in Madrid. People can catch commuter, high-speed and regional trains here. The station was destroyed in a fire, and was rebuilt by Alberto de Palacio Elissagne and Gustave Eiffel, the designer of the Eiffel Tower. While this new and improved version looked great on the outside, the inside was still your run-of-the-mill, drab train station.

The owner of the station decided that the customer experience would be enhanced if the inside looked better too. So they added a 4000-square meter jungle to the inside. The jungle has over 500 species of animals and plants. Pretty cool, right? Atocha has two stations, and they didn’t do these renovations on both of them. The high-speed train station is like an airline terminal, but with more security.

8. Day Trip to Toledo

You can visit Toledo from Madrid by different means of transport such as train or bus. The historic center of Toledo sits on a hill that, with the imposing mass of the Alcázar, descends to the banks of the Tagus River. There, Muslims, Jews and Christians lived together for centuries, whose multiple legacy is still perceptible wherever you look, from its monuments to its gastronomic delights.

Called since then the City of the Three Cultures, these overlapping layers of history have turned the current capital of La Mancha into an enclave of impressive heritage.

Hotels in Madrid

As we mentioned, there is a hotel for every budget in Madrid. The main characteristic of most of the hotels is their great views: You will be able to enjoy the great skyline of Spain while in your room, view the awesome traffic along the city's streets, and if your room is high enough, explore the entire length and breadth of Madrid’s beautiful structures.

The good thing about Madrid is that there are quite a number of English speakers, so you will not have to worry about language barriers. And what's more, nearly all hotels have spas that will give you and your lover professional facial therapies for a refreshing new look. And if you need to relax, Madrid boasts of many hotels with living-room inspired lobbies for that.

The cocktail bars, on the other hand, are up to international standards. For your entertainment, most hotels have in-house DJs who will not hesitate to play your music requests.

Bottom line: There is a hotel for all your relaxation, comfort, and budget needs in Madrid. All you need to do is find a suitable hotel for your tastes and preferences.

Best time to Visit Madrid

The best time to visit Madrid is September to November or March to May because these times of the year aren’t crowded, the hotels are cheaper, and the flights are very affordable. You can visit in December if you want to see the Christmas Markets in Madrid.
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  1. Mama Maggie's KitchenJune 24, 2019 at 1:14 AM

    Wow! Madrid looks soooo wonderful! Can't wait to go here!

  2. I loved visiting Madrid! I was actually by myself not on a honeymoon, ha! But I do wish I had this list!

  3. madrid sonds like a beautful city! thanks for sharing

  4. I would LOVE to go to Madrid all the time! One of my Aunt's has a home there... it's such a beautiful place!

  5. I never been in Spain. But this country always attracts me. I love reading your article on Madrid. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I want to go to Madrid to eat mainly! I've heard that there are so many good restaurants, that I would definitely make it a culinary trip!

  7. I love Madrid, it’s like my second city! Retiro Park never gets old for me, and I love visiting the Museo Nacional too. A wonderful city.

  8. This brings back happy memories. I haven't been to Madrid for years and it’s such a fascinating city. Really loved the flea market!

  9. Looks like a great place to visit. I haven’t been to Spain before - I know I must go. A good place for a second honeymoon maybe?


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