Madrid in June 2019: The Perfect Urban Summer Escape

Flamenco dancers strut their stuff at the Suma Flamenco Festival, one of our suggestions for what to do in Madrid in June

This blog post was originally posted on May 26, 2016, and was updated on May 6, 2019. Sunny skies—check. Long, leisurely afternoons—check. Plenty of cultural activities—check. We might be biased, but Madrid is the place to be in June. It’s that perfect time of year right before spring melts into scorching hot summer, and Madrid […]

Madrid in April: 6 Things You Must Do

If you're visiting Madrid in April, be sure to check out some of the city's gorgeous green spaces.

Not too hot, not too cold, and action packed—that’s Madrid in April. 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. Just right. What’s more, you also won’t have to push your way through massive crowds. It’s not high […]

6 Fabulous Things to Do in Madrid in March 2019

The Prado holds some of the most treasured art in Spain. If you visit Madrid in March, you'll get to experience this stunning treasure with a fraction of the crowds.

This blog post was originally posted on March 2, 2016 and was updated on February 11, 2019. 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 […]

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 […]

What to do in Madrid in February 2019

The Museo del Romanticismo is one of the most famous museums in Madrid—and the interior is absolutely stunning!

This blog post was originally posted on January 22, 2016 and was updated on January 7, 2019. It’s low season, but here in Madrid, we’re keeping busy and staying warm. As the European equivalent to the city that never sleeps, there’s always something going on in Spain’s bustling, vibrant capital. We’re talking world-class museums, cozy […]

All About El Gordo: The Spanish Christmas Lottery Explained

With billions of euros handed out in prize money every year, the Spanish Christmas lottery is the biggest in the world. Walk through the center of Madrid—or any Spanish city or town—this time of year, and you’ll already start to see this beloved tradition come to life. Lines spill out of lottery booths and wind […]