Things to Do in Madrid This Winter
Madrid’s winters are cold—but usually dry—making Spain’s capital more than comfortable for exploring between November and February. Add the city’s great art museums and indoor attractions such as tapas bars and flamenco shows, and there’s plenty to keep visitors entertained. Read on for our tips on enjoying Madrid this winter.
- Save money at Madrid’s top attractions and craft your own itinerary according to the day’s weather with an iVenture Card.
- Enjoy foot-stomping flamenco at the Arabian-style Torres Bermejas, one of the city’s oldest flamenco venues.
- See Madrid’s landmarks roll by on a panoramic coach ride, finishing with a tour of the gilded Royal Palace.
- Crunch through winter snow drifts on a snowshoe hike in the Guadarrama Mountains.
- Stay indoors and view the art at the Prado, Reina Sofia, and Thyssen museums with a skip-the-line, private Triangle of Art tour.
- Experience Madrid’s Christmas lights, upbeat vibe, and tapas treats on a nighttime tapas tour.
- Enjoy a massage and the soothing pools of a Moorish-built hammam on an Arabian baths experience.
- Watch one of the world’s top football teams, Real Madrid, play on home turf with a match ticket to Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
- Snap up cut-price fashions and Christmas gifts on an out-of-town day trip to the Las Rozas Shopping Village outlet center.
- Take a day trip to Avila and Salamanca to view their medieval old towns, including Salamanca’s 13th-century university.