Romantic Things to Do in Madrid
When planning a romantic vacation, many people instantly think about Paris or Venice. While these cities are definitely two of the most romantic destinations in Europe, there are many other cities where couples can and should celebrate their love. One of these places in Madrid, the beautiful capital of Spain.
With charming parks, secret coffee shops, interesting museums and intimate restaurants, Madrid can easily become the capital of love among couples from all over the world who are eager to celebrate their relationships with an unforgettable Spanish holiday.
The truth is that just walking hand-in-hand around the beautiful streets on Madrid while admiring the amazing architecture and street art can be enough. But Madrid hides many other secrets that can make a romantic trip memorable and here are some of them.
Spend a Lovely Afternoon Boating in the Retiro
The Retiro Park is not only one of the most famous green areas in Madrid, but also one of the most romantic spots. Take your partner’s hand and wander around the beautiful fields of green admiring the rose garden, the waterfall and the peacocks at the Cecilio Rodriguez Gardens. And if you want to end your afternoon in the park in a perfect manner adventure yourselves and rent a boat in order to explore the lake. This could also be a great spot to pop the question if you think about getting married soon.
Admire the Beautiful View of the City from Circulo de Bellas Artes
Circulo de Bellas Artes is a great touristic attraction for people who are interested in poetry, music, science, philosophy, visual arts and other cultural activities. But there is more than that here! If you want to amaze your partner in crime don’t miss Circulo de Bellas Artes because it has some of the best views in the city.
Hold Your Lover’s Hand While Watching the Sunset at Temple of Debod
The Temple of Debod is now one of the most famous landmarks of the city. The ancient Egyptian temple was donated to Spain and it is now locals as well as travelers’ favorite place to watch the breath-taking sunset and admire the fascinating mountain view. Whether you are a nature lover or you prefer urban beauties, this definitely a place that can conquer all kinds of travelers.
Indulge in a Delicious Dinner at the Oldest Restaurant
For some, food and romance go perfectly together and Botín, the oldest restaurant in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the best place for romantic foodies from all over the world. Not only does this place look amazing and all travelers want to take a photo in front of the building but the food is delicious, the service impeccable, and the atmosphere is just what a couple that celebrates love desires. Botín is definitely a must-visit in Madrid!
Get in Touch with Culture while Visiting the Museums and Art Galleries
Couples who learn together are always happier. This is why exploring the art and history of Madrid with your loved one is always a great idea. Whether you are interested in visiting big museums or small galleries, this charming city is waiting for you with all kinds of surprises and one of them is Madrid’s Art Triangle. This refers to Museo del Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza, however, there are many hidden gems in the city and all you have to do is wander around and let them surprise you. There is definitely nothing more romantic than discovering interesting spots with your partner!
Enjoy a Tasty Spanish Meal in a Vintage Train Car at El Vagon de Beni
As mentioned above, food and love go perfectly together. And when you add history to this combination the result is amazing. If you want to have a different culinary experience while in Madrid, instead of choosing a regular restaurant, go for a 1950’s themed train car. El Vagon de Beni offers not only a great intimate setting but also delicious traditional Spanish dishes with a modern twist.
Have a Strong Coffee in a Secret Garden: Salvador Bachiller Jardin Secreto
Spanish people love their coffee almost as much as they love their wine. If you want to indulge in a strong cup of coffee in secret place, take your loved one to Salvador Bachiller Jardin Secreto. Although located on top of a fashion store, the place has nothing to do with glamour. The garden is waiting for couples with great drinks, delicious tapas and a relaxed, as well as romantic setting.
The charming rooftop terrace is definitely a perfect spot for to have a coffee break and rest for a while before you continue exploring the city.
Get Wild and Party All Night Long
Madrid might not be known as a city that never sleeps, but everybody is familiar with how much Spanish people love to party. Some even say that all they need is a siesta (nap) and a fiesta (party), so why not offer yourselves the chance to explore the nightlife of this intriguing city?
The truth is that Spain’s capital is fabulous by day, but it is also amazing during the night. Grab your party shoes and wander around the streets of the Malasaña neighborhood in order to have fun with and like the locals. Whether you like spending your nights in a club, a jazz bar or you just want to enjoy the atmosphere of a cozy wine bar, Madrid is waiting for you with many surprises. And if you want to dance until the sun rises, make sure you go to Shôko, the place where you can listen to the top pop hits of the moment and dance like “nobody is watching”.
Explore the Surroundings of the City
Madrid is a fantastic city and has an amazing number of places you can explore with your loved one. However, if you plan a longer trip, you should also take into consideration exploring the surroundings of the city. For instance, you can visit charming Segovia, which is located close to Madrid and it is waiting for travelers with an immense castle that looks almost like the Cinderella Castle at Disney World, a 16th-century cathedral, and an interesting Roman aqueduct. All you have to do is rent a car, take the train or a bus and adventure yourself into discovering these beauties together with your lover.
These are just some of the beautiful, romantic places Madrid has to offer. All you need in order to celebrate your love in Spain’s capital is time and, of course, a partner in crime.