Romantic Things to Do in Madrid
There's plenty of love to go around in sunny Madrid—with the right itinerary the Spanish capital becomes downright romantic. Here are a few ways to fill your Madrid trip with romance, from sexy flamenco shows and relaxing Arabian bath houses, to hot air balloon rides.
Take a Dip at the Arabian Baths
Explore the Arabian influence on Spanish culture in Madrid, with a relaxing couples spa day at one of the city’s many traditional hammams. Hop from plunge pools to steam rooms, and sip on complimentary mint tea in the Spanish capital. After a busy day of sightseeing, this can be the perfect way to ease aching muscles, and you can even opt for packages which include massages—lasting anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour—or exfoliating treatments.
Catch a Flamenco Show, or Take a Class
Madrid is the perfect place to catch a traditional flamenco show or take a crash-course masterclass in this sexy southern Spanish dance. With some packages you can do both at once, or you can combine your flamenco show with a multicourse regional meal, wine tastings, or a tapas dinner. Given the sheer volume of flamenco shows in Madrid, opting for an organized tour can take the stress out of arranging a romantic evening, guarantee entry to the most popular venues, and even include a complimentary arrival drink.
Ride a Hot Air Balloon with Your Beloved
Take a romantic trip to Madrid to the next level with a shared or private hot air balloon ride over either the city itself, or one of the surrounding towns, such as Toledo, Aranjuez, and Segovia. Depending on the package you pick, you might enjoy brunch, round-trip transportation, and souvenir photos by which to remember your hot air balloon ride. Some tours offer complimentary bubbly too.