Tips for Planning a Romantic Madrid Escape

hotel panorama

Madrid, hotel room with a view © George Arriola/Flickr

A romantic weekend in Madrid can be the perfect gift for that very special person in you life. Madrid might not be generally regarded as a romantic city (not to the same extent as Paris, anyway), yet there is indeed a very romantic side of it waiting to be explored. This is why in today’s post we have complied a few tips for planning a romantic Madrid escape.

Being romantic in Madrid is not difficult when you have chosen the perfect hotel, made reservation to the best restaurants and made a list of favorite romantic activities. Here are a few suggestions of how to organize an unforgettable weekend:

Where to stay

Picking the perfect hotel for your romantic Madrid escape is not easy, simply because Madrid offers so many choices in terms of accommodation. Nevertheless, you can start by asking yourself what exactly are you looking for: is it a centrally-located, five star hotel? Or an intimate boutique hotel? Or maybe you prefer a nice bed & breakfast, with a beautiful location somewhere at the city’s outskirts? Some of the famous Madrid luxury hotels will have special romantic and honeymoon packages, which might also include spa sessions. Examples include Hotel De Las Letras, Hotel De Las Letras, Hotel Ritz or the Urban Hotel Madrid. For uniquely decorated rooms with a view try any of the following boutique hotels: Hotel Orfila, Silken Hotel Puerta America Madrid, Hotel Unico.

hotel panorama

Madrid, hotel room with a view © George Arriola/Flickr

Dining out in style

Indulging in some indigenous dishes is an important part of a true city escape. And if food is one of your interests, you have come to the right place. Madrid is famous for its tapas bars, but also for the numerous luxury restaurants, including the oldest attested restaurant in Europe. Most of the above mentioned hotel will also have a luxury restaurant, but if your are looking for something with a more ‘local’ feel, you can try any of the following: Cornucopia, La Corral de la Morería, Botin, La Buganvilla.

wine and snacks

tapas © Kent Wang/Flickr

Romantic things to do

Few things in Madrid can be more romantic than an evening walk along the beautifully lighted old boulevards and streets.  During the day, you can use one of Madrid’s numerous parks and public gardens as a romantic settings for your strolls in two (examples include Parc Guell, the Royal Botanical Gardens or El Capricho Park). Lastly, you can improve your knowledge of Romantic art with a visit to the Museo del Romanticismo.


sculpture at Museum of Romanticism ©OndasDeRuido/Flickr


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