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What are the most interesting things to do in Madrid? Here is a month-by-month agenda so you can organize your trip to Madrid according to what’s going on.
November is a relatively quiet month before the Christmas fanfare. There are still many things to do in Madrid at that time since the weather is still good. Fall days are lovely with lots of sunny hours, the parks’ tree leaves change from dozens of green to becomes yellowish and brownish and you can still have a coffee or a hot chocolate at a terraza.
You are probably searching things to do in Madrid. October is synonym of fall, my favorite season of the year and one of the best times to visit the city. I love the cool, crisp fall air that is the perfect weather for exploring. The crowds and heat of summer are gone and the Christmas visitors are not yet in town.
Temperatures are mild, rainfall is still not very frequent and you can wonder around the center all day long. Additionally, the trees morph slowly from green to yellow or even red, before having a big brown canopy.
There are so many things to do in Madrid in September! The city wakes up again after a relaxing and usually hot summer and it’s back in business.
At that time of the year temperatures are considerably lower than in the previous months and it is one of best moments to visit the city. Early September can still be a bit hot but as time goes by the city cools down. Days are still long and you can get good weather during your whole visit.
Similarly to July, August is a very hot month. Despite days start to become shorter temperatures are still very high particularly around midday. Rainfall is scarce except for some rare summer storms.
Even though in recent years customs have changed a little bit and people avoid to spend the whole month on holidays, August is a traditional summer holiday time. This is particularly true during the fist two weeks of the month and the city can be deserted at certain times of the day.
Let’s face it: July is the trickiest month to visit Madrid. Why? Simple, because it’s hot. Very hot. And there’s nothing one can do about it.
Fortunately, there is some good news though. The first piece of news is that there won’t be a single drop of rain while you are here. The second one is that there is air conditioning absolutely everywhere. And the third one is that the city is considerably less crowded than in other periods of the year.
June is a fantastic month to visit Madrid, as there are plenty of things to do, the temperatures are mild and the number of sunny days is high.
Every Madrid expert (including me) will tell you that it’s his or her favorite time of the year. The end of the spring is full of festivals, celebrations and parades. And you can get to see the most typical Spanish events at this precise moment – thrilling bullfights, passionate flamenco shows, and cultural performances everywhere.
Summer is almost here!
May is the busiest month in Madrid, since the most important local fiestas of the year are celebrated around the 15th, the day of San Isidro, patron saint of the city. Early in the morning in the morning La Pradera de San Isidro (the San Isidro Meadow) plays host to a thronging pilgrimage, which dates back to shortly after the death of the saint (1172). In the afternoon, the image of San Isidro and his wife, Santa María de la Cabeza, are paraded through the streets.
Madrid in April is fun! Apart from the annual Madrid Marathon, a challenging race that only a few can accomplish, it’s a good time to catch the cultural activities organized by the most important museums and cultural spaces in the city.
March is an excellent month to visit Madrid. Apart from the large list of activities and events going on, the weather is among the best of the year. Rainfall is almost none and most days are bright and sunny.
Madrileños start to go out and streets are in full blossoming – terrazas everywhere, lazy mornings and warm afternoons when people gather for a late aperitivo in the weekends. If you are tired of windy and snowy days, fly to the south where an amazing sun and a welcoming bunch of people will make you feel even better than at home.