5 Free Museums in Madrid You Should Check Out

When it comes to free museums in Madrid, you can't beat the Prado, which offers free entry for two hours every afternoon.

Not much can top an afternoon spent in one of Madrid’s many museums—except when that afternoon comes free! That’s right, Spain’s capital city is home to some of the most revered history and art museums in the world, and several of them also offer free entry for guests. So if you love the Prado but […]

Bullfighting in Madrid & Beyond: What You Need to Know

Bullfighting in Madrid - bull ring interior

It may seem like attending a bullfight is one of most authentically “Spanish” experiences you can have. After all, it’s a spectacle that has been historically linked to Spain for hundreds of years. And starting in the 20th century, when literary icons from Ernest Hemingway to Federico García Lorca began depicting it in their works, […]

6 Great Things to Do in Madrid in July 2019

This blog post was originally posted on June 16, 2015 and was updated on June 3, 2019. During the scorching summer months, Madrid is full of life. Festivals celebrating the arts invade the city, diversity celebrations fill the streets, and people take to the bars for beer and tapas. Sound good? Follow these tips for […]

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 […]