Planning the Perfect Hen Party in Madrid

With its world-class shopping, beautiful rooftop bars and iconic nightlife, there are so many great reasons to plan a hen party in Madrid!

Every bride deserves that perfect last getaway before the big day. We might be biased, but in our humble opinion, you can’t get much better than Madrid for an unforgettable hen party! The city is packed with things to see and do, quite affordable compared to other European capitals, and home to some seriously amazing food and drinks. There are so many great reasons to throw a hen party in Madrid! Here’s what to do during your trip.

Ready for an unforgettable hen party in Madrid? Here are some of our favorite activities you'll always remember!

Hit the hammam

Your bride has a lot to plan before the big day. Treat her to a well-deserved spa session at Hammam Al-Andalus, a recreation of the ancient Arab baths from Spain’s Moorish days. With gorgeous towering arches and colorful, intricate tilework, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported back in time. Indulge in the ancient ritual of moving between warm, cool and hot pools; treat yourself to a massage and more. This is a must for any hen party in Madrid if you want to chill out and relax before the big day.

Address: Calle de Atocha, 14

Take to the rooftops

See the city from new heights! There are dozens of spectacular rooftop terraces in Madrid with views that will make your jaw drop. More often than not, they serve tasty drinks and feature a fun, relaxed atmosphere to go along with the stunning views. Our suggestion: head up to the terrace at sunset to enjoy the beautiful evening light as you sip your drinks, then head out for a classy dinner downtown!

Be sure to take in the views from a rooftop terrace during your hen party in Madrid!
Some of the most iconic views in the city can be seen from the Círculo de Bellas Artes terrace on Gran Vía! Photo credit: iteijeiro

Learn something new

You’ve been practicing your Spanish with the locals. Take things a step further by learning a new skill during your hen party in Madrid in an organized yet relaxed setting. Want to wow everyone on the dance floor on the big day? Check out a flamenco class and learn how to dance like a local. More of an aspiring chef? Madrid also offers dozens of wonderful cooking classes where you’ll learn to make the local dishes you’ve tried and loved throughout your trip.

A flamenco class is a fun and unique activity for your hen party in Madrid!
You’ll feel like a true professional after taking a flamenco class!

Shop ’til you drop

Spain’s shopping scene is world-famous for a reason! Here in Madrid, it’s possible to find high quality, brand name items at lower prices compared to other European cities. At the same time, there are also plenty of unique boutiques selling one-of-a-kind items you won’t find anywhere else. Each of Madrid’s diverse neighborhoods has its own unique shopping scene. For ritzy, high-end glamour, head to cosmopolitan Salamanca. The next barrio over, Chueca, is home to dozens of hipster boutiques stocking one-of-a-kind mementos. If international trinkets are what you’re after, browse the shops in multicultural Lavapiés. There’s truly something for everyone in Madrid!

Take some time during your hen party in Madrid to experience the city's unbeatable shopping scene!
Your group will have a blast shopping like true madrileñas!

Devour the city

Last but not least, be sure to join us on one of our award-winning food tours during your hen party in Madrid! Step back into the glamorous Madrid of the past on our Tapas, Taverns & History Tour, or experience the city’s modern tapas scene on our Tapas Like a Local Tour.

Prefer to eat like a local during the daytime? Our Huertas Neighborhood Food & Market Tour will take you off the beaten path and into the family-run eateries and market stalls of Madrid’s charming literary quarter. And for a primer on Spanish food and the best places to eat it, check out our Ultimate Spanish Cuisine Tour.

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Life is too short to speak one language and stay in one place. In 2015, this philosophy took her from familiar Ohio to sunny southern Spain. Usually drinking tinto de verano, reading Lorca, or attempting to dance flamenco (not all at once). Follow her blog, Viatic Couture, for more.

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