So if you’re in the Spanish capital this month, welcome! In honor of those who appreciate this month as much as AIL Madrid does, we’ve put together of a few of this month’s best activities for both those who love a crowd and those who seek a little peace and quiet. Enjoy!
Fiestas de la Virgen de Paloma, August 11th-19th
Local residents dress in the city’s traditional outfits, known as ‘chulapos’, and dance the ‘chotis’ to celebrate their beloved saint with free lemonade for all. But while parts of the celebration may be old school, this year especially, it also features some modern fun! This year’s list of activities include sushi making demonstrations, a zombie apolocalypse survival game around the entire neighborhood, a DJ, and open swing dancing!
For the full program, click here.
Madrid is pretty incredible no matter the time of year, but there are a few places that feel extra special when you have them to yourself:
A slice Madrid just for you
Retiro Park- try rollerblading, rowing on the lake without waiting in line, or enjoying a picnic under the ancient trees!
Bellas Artes rooftop- it may cost 4€ to arrive at the top, but this is the perfect way to escape hot summer evenings and watch the sunset with a cool drink in your hand!
El Pardo- take a day to explore these ancient royal hunting ground on the outskirts of Madrid or take a swim in the 4 pool complex at Samontes sports club! Normally quite busy, you’re more than likely to have this Olympic sized pools all to yourself!