Things to Do in Madrid for Couples

Top Couples' Activities & Things to Do in Madrid, Spain

Best Things to Do in Madrid for Couples

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  • Tiki
    New York City, NY4 contributions
    This is a must on every visitor to Madrid’s list
    Walking through this park feels like you are walking on a movie set.. It’s tranquil, beautiful, elegant, scenic .. it has it all.. Lake , boats, landscaping, vendors, kid characters, Crystal palaces , lush foliage manicured trees , winding paths, fountains, art, sculptures..
    Written 28 November 2022
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  • flametrees
    Alice Springs, Australia205 contributions
    Buying the tickets on line was easy as was collecting the tickets the next day when we arrived at the museum. Not having to line up to actually purchase the tickets was a relief as that line was quite lengthy even though we got there as soon as the place opened.
    We also took the audio-guide option that was offered which proved to be invaluable once inside the museum.

    The collection is just amazing and I wished we could have stayed longer than we did. The whole museum is so well set out that even when it is busy, you can still take your time and stop to ponder any pieces that catch your eye.

    Even if you are not into art, you will truly enjoy a visit to the Prado.
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • AMsays
    Thornhill, Canada3,829 contributions
    It was first built by the Ummayyad Empire Emir, Muhammad I, sometime between 860 and 880. Then completely revamped in 1738 by King Philip V after a fire in a process that took 18 years. This palace is now the largest palace in Europe and one of the largest in the world. It has 3,418 rooms within its 135,000 square metres confines. Despite it being an official seat of a Head of State, it is one of a few palaces that is open to the public. (Funds are needed for the tremendous maintenance required). Opulently furnished inside, you will be mesmerized by the elegant grandeur, sumptuous furnishings and resplendent décor, all so breathtaking. Our tour through the premises took an hour but many rooms were not photographable or available. Visiting this palace is very much sought after so book your tickets ahead of time or be faced with a very long wait. Note also that very few rooms are photographable. We encountered very strict security enforcing this policy.
    Written 26 November 2022
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  • Nayeli Vazquez
    Frankfurt, Germany200 contributions
    We enjoyed our time there. It’s on the smaller size but I think is for the better. I don’t enjoy modern art but I did enjoyed this museum. It was a fun quality to it… if that makes sense. Either way good museum.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • JSTrip_77
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,162 contributions
    Gran Via is a classical venue for shopping in central Madrid. It's a lot of fun to visit both day and night. However, if you are someone who gets uncomfortable in crowds, this might not always be the place for you. During the day, we saw load of people walking around and shopping. It was similarly active at night though the people were much younger and rowdier though in a fun way. It is certainly worth a visit of only for the architecture.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • JSTrip_77
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,162 contributions
    This is one of Madrid's several amazing, classical shopping and dining plazas. It is a place to take in some incredible architecture as well as browse through some really great restaurants and shops. We chose not to eat there since the prices are inflated to reflect the location. But it is still worth a visit.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Hetty S
    Geelong, Australia17 contributions
    The artwork is fabulous. The setting is the home and studio he and his family lived in. The house and gardens are well maintained and make a perfect place to exhibit his work. I’ve been many times and I love it. This time I was annoyed by the women guarding each room. My small backpack seemed to be the problem. Room 1 guard told me to take it off my back, room 2 guard said to wear it on my front, room 3 guard said the backpack wasn’t on the front as it should be, and as I left the door guard told me to put my backpack in a locker. These were never gentle requests, always orders barked at me. The shop assistant was equally obstreperous. I was not alone in being nagged about the wearing of backpacks. It should have been a pleasant visit, instead I felt hounded. Perhaps the people selling the tickets should direct visitors to the locker room at that point, not having room guards chasing the wrongdoers.
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Nayeli Vazquez
    Frankfurt, Germany200 contributions
    We did enjoyed our visit. But I agree with the other reviews that it it a bit limited and the main attraction is the museum with all of the trophies. I honestly expected more, but still nice.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • Haris
    365 contributions
    Nice museum especially the second and third floor ! Modern art, paintings and objects! It is very big museum you need 2 hours to see almost everything! It has also cafeteria to rest! Price for the ticket 12€
    Written 17 November 2022
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  • JBPurgerFrb
    Frederiksberg, Denmark1,646 contributions
    Every time we go to Madrid, we always visit Mercado San Miguel.
    Still remember when it opened in 2009.
    It was so nice and the food was so great.
    Over the years it has become less attractive due less appealing food.
    This meant that we hardly ever ate there for the last 5-8 years even though we
    always visited it during our stays in Madrid.
    This time it was like being back around 2010 and the food was really fantastic.
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Travel_with_Panaes
    Limassol City, Cyprus573 contributions
    Travellers interested to know the origins of Spanish culture, shall start from this museum. Smaller, compared to other European archeological museums (for instance Vienna) however of equal importance. I visited the floor with the exhibition on Iberia Peninsula only as the Greek exhibition was closed. To summarize, I came out of the museum with knowledge on the cultural history of Iberian Peninsula and amazed from the beautiful artefacts I saw and the informative text. You will adore the bust of the Iberian Lady/Queen and the bronze roman law scripts. It has also an interesting atrium with a skylight and wooden cladded staircase. Easy to navigate.

    Do not miss it.
    Written 20 November 2022
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  • pconl
    Tarragona, Spain56 contributions
    It's certainly interesting to have a look around a genuine Egyptian Temple and there are carvings and other details to appreciate. However it's worth only about 15 minutes inside.
    When we arrived, there were about 40 people in front of us and it took just over an hour before we were admitted. Had we known that, we wouldn't have waited.

    If there's no more than a dozen or so ahead and it's not too hot/cold, go for it. Otherwise, don't bother, is my advice.
    Written 29 November 2022
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  • Nayeli Vazquez
    Frankfurt, Germany200 contributions
    We passed by a couple of times and we were always impressed by the beautiful buildings and the fountain. Perhaps a guided tour where they explain the history of the place would have been nice, either way amazing spot in Madrid.
    Written 22 November 2022
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  • JSTrip_77
    Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1,162 contributions
    I have to completely agree with previous reviewers who suggested this museum over the Royal Palace. First of all, the entry fee is a paltry 3 or 5 euros rather than around 25 for the palace. But more than that, what impressed me about this place is that it is so accessible. Unlike the massive palace tours where visitors are roped back FAR away from the beautiful treasures, here you can get extremely close to so many priceless items and really feel like you are a part of the place rather than an unworthy observer kept far away from the items you've gone to see. Sure, there are loads of security guards as others have noted but that's what allows visitors such an immersive experience. And, I have to say that my picture of the ballroom got more attention on social media than any other picture from my Spain trip! This place is stunning and worth the visit. DO visit early as the museum controls the number of guests present at any given time. And, note that you cannot bring anything in the museum, not even purses, But there are free, locked boxes to store your items.

    This was a highlight of our visit and even held the attention of the people in my group who really, really aren't into museums!
    Written 27 November 2022
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  • Nayeli Vazquez
    Frankfurt, Germany200 contributions
    Puerta del sol is the centre of Madrid (pretty much) and you most likely will pass through on your way to something. Unfortunately when we visited it was in some sort of construction, however it’s still worth it to visit and have some coffee or do some window shopping nearby.
    Written 22 November 2022
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