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Madrid Summer: Beat the heat in the Capital

By Athul K V - August 1, 2020
Madrid Summer

As far as country capitals go, there aren’t many countries in Europe which can boast as much as Madrid. The city of Madrid is a work of art, it’s there in each building, streets and every corner. When is a good time to visit Madrid? actually it can be visited any time of the year, regardless of the weather, there is always stuff to do and places to visit all the time. Out of all the climates, summer can be a bit extreme in Spain with temperature going up to 40-degree celsius. Again this is not a problem as Madrid is alive and kicking even in the scorching heats of summer.

Summertime: June, July, August

June The start of summer, the weather is pleasant. Daytimes are sunny and warm
July Temperature will get hotter and warmer evenings.
August Temperature goes about 40-degree Celcius with very hot days and warmer evenings.

Wondering what to do in the sunny summer of Madrid? well, there are plenty of activities and places to cool off in the summer. Here are the best things to in Madrid during summertime.

Pack a Picnic

A little away from the noise of the city, there are green and leafy parks. These parks provide a relaxing shade and its green lawns are perfect for a nice picnic. Retiro Park is the ideal location for this because the park is full of trees. Also, Make sure to pack snacks and preferably a cooler to carry cold drinks. Walk around, or simply relax under a tree with a book or listen to music. This is an ideal location for family, friends and lovers. Explore the beautiful Palacio de Cristal, where rowboats can be rented and just enjoy the breeze and row away.

El Retiro Madrid
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Museum hopping

Another great way to beat the heat and have a good time is to be in Madrid’s museums. The museums in Madrid have great stories to tell of different eras. Visit the city’s iconic museums such as the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia, Thyssen etc. Due to its importance in Spanish cultural history and they have some of the greatest works by Picasso, Salvador Dali Joan Miro etc.

Prado Museum Madrid
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Also Read: Top things to do in Madrid

Going Swimming on Rooftop pools

Hang out at Lago, to escape the heat in Madrid’s popular outdoor pools. Madrid also has some hotels with a pool on the rooftop, this not only gives nice views of the city and its streets but also they can sunbathe, or have a cocktail and a splash in the water later on. Over at Lagos, save a good spot close to the waters and don’t forget to have a good sunscreen.

Take a stroll on Mercado San Miguel

The Mercado San Miguel is Europe’s largest municipal market with over 200 stalls. The famous tapas here offers an excellent selection of the local cuisine. Also, enjoy a glass of beer or vermouth here and explore the streets and its local life, like a real Madrileno.

Mercado San Miguel
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Spend a day at the Aquopolis

Head on over to the Aquopolis Vilanueva de la Canada, for a whole day of family fun. This is perfect for kids and adults alike to get away from the busy and noisy streets of the city and have a fun-filled day at one of the best amusement parks in Madrid. Located about half an hour away by train, this is ideal blow off steam in the summer and enjoy the water rides of the amusement park.

Day trip to Sierra de Guadarrama

Due to the proximity of the mountain range, the Sierra de Guadarrama is an excellent day trip from Madrid. There are adventurous hiking trails, chance to spot wildlife and relax in the natural pools. This is a very popular full-day activity, especially in the summertime. There is an excellent view of the mountains with green meadows at the bottom.

Summers can be a little harsh in Madrid, but it is also a time where the city sees the most tourist activity. There are plenty of things to do for enjoying Madrid in the summertime. Start planning your next trip to Spain with Pickyourtrail and experience Madrid and its attractions. Check out Spain packages on the Pickyourtrail website. You can also customize your itineraries. Download the uber-cool Pickyourtrail app and get your travel queries answered on the go. We are also available on Whatsapp, where our travel experts are at your service. Vamos a Madrid, Felices Vacaciones!!!