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Tours to enjoy Madrid… in the rain!

By | 20 February, 2019 | 0 comments

Planes en Madrid con lluvia

 

Wasting a day in Madrid is a crime Although Madrid is blessed with more sunny days a year than any other European capital, you may find rain forecast for your stay. But don’t let the weather dampen your spirits! The Spanish capital has plenty of great things to do and see even when it’s raining.

“Madrid of the Habsburgs” trail

The historic centre of Madrid is a wonderful place for a leisurely walk, and we recommend starting from the Puerta del Sol square right outside Casa de Diego. This establishment is an old umbrella shop that dates back from the year 1800, so you might want to grab one if you forgot to bring your own. It makes a handy souvenir!

Carry on to the Plaza Mayor, Madrid’s main square and one of its symbols. Its lovely old porticoes make good shelter when the heavens are open. As well as quaint little shops selling collectors’ items (such as stamps and coins) and souvenirs, do not miss the artwork produced by street painters. Cross the Calle Mayor andfollow your nose to the tastiest chocolate with churros in the city at the San Ginés Chocolatiers. Can you think of a better way to warm up?

Back on Calle Mayor with that lovely sweet taste in your mouth, carry on and let the street lead you down to the mighty Almudena Cathedral, followed by a journey back in time to the adjacent Royal Palace. The Palace is an unmissable stop when in Madrid. We invite you to take in the opulence of its magnificent halls and the historical wealth of its collections. To finish off, whet your appetite with the finest avant-garde gastronomy under the roof of the beautiful San Miguel market hall.

Castellana to Cibeles trail

This time, your tour starts at Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu football stadium, followed by a visit to the National Museum of Natural Science with its wonderful collection all about nature.

This trail covers longer distances, so feel free to hop on a bus or metro. After the museum, you will probably be ready for a drink and a snack inside the ABC Serrano shopping centre on Madrid’s golden mile. The façade overlooking the busy Castellana boulevard features some impressive Neo-Mudejar decoration.

After your break, carry on down the Castellana boulevard, where you will find the National Archaeology Museum and the Wax Museum, followed by the Cibeles Palace and Casa de América. All of these sites have plenty of cultural attractions to see.

The trail continues to the National Museum of Decorative Arts and the Naval Museum. After that, follow the Gran Vía avenue upwards to the Teléfonica Foundation Space, which is great for kids. Last but not least, treat yourself to some retail therapy in Madrid’s biggest Primark store. Exhausted? Don’t worry! The Hotel is just a two‑minute walk away.

Picture: cuetor59

Categories: Madrid Turismo

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