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Weekend plans in Madrid

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Weekend in Madrid? Perfect! The weekend is when this city is full of life and wonderful plans. That's why we at ForMadridLovers have decided to create a list of things to do and plans to do on the weekend in Madrid.

Plans for a weekend in Madrid

I'm sure you won't get any errands done, but that's what weekdays are for. Weekends, and especially Sundays, are for enjoying life as only a Madrileño knows how. In fact, Sundays in Madrid can be the best in the city. Here are some of our favourites


Visit free first class museums

The museum scene in Madrid is one of the best in Europe, and there is no better day to enjoy it than Sunday. The Reina Sofía (Calle de Santa Isabel, 52), which houses Picasso's iconic Guernica, is free from 1.30pm to 7pm every Sunday. More into classical art? You can also visit the nearby Prado (Paseo del Prado, s/n) for free from 17:00 to 19:00. And if you want to get off the beaten track, the open-air Madrid Public Art Museum (Paseo de la Castellana, 40) is also totally free.

Stroll through El Rastro

One of the must-do Sunday activities in Madrid? Going to see the most famous flea market in the city. Bustling and vibrant, El Rastro is packed with over 400 years of history and countless strange finds. It sets up every Sunday along Plaza de Cascorro and Ribera de Curtidores, in the heart of Madrid's colourful La Latina neighbourhood. You can't visit Madrid on Sundays without stopping by.

Enjoy brunch or have a picnic

Everyone's new favorite food is gaining popularity in Madrid. There's nothing like a fun Sunday brunch with good friends to end the weekend in style. Madrid is full of great brunch spots and beautiful terraces just waiting to be discovered. Gather your best friends and discover your new favorite brunch spot.



Want something quieter? Buy bread and fresh produce at the market and head to one of Madrid's famous green spaces for a picnic. Either way, it's a delicious way to relax and enjoy Madrid on Sundays.

Visit the interesting Mercado de Motores

This market unlike any other is not the most well-known thing to do in Madrid on Sundays, but that makes it one of our favorites! The Mercado de Motores is open from 11:00 to 22:00 on the second weekend of every month. It offers fresh food and handmade clothes, but unlike other markets, it takes place inside the old train station at the Museo del Ferrocarril (Paseo de las Delicias, 61). The beautiful and unique vintage setting makes it a must visit.


Escape the city for a day trip

Go one step further and get out of the city. From the Spanish capital there are dozens of pretty villages and small towns within easy reach. A day trip from Madrid is the perfect way to make the most of your Sunday. From the impressive Alcazar in Toledo to the imposing aqueduct in Segovia, Madrid is the perfect base for discovering some of Spain's most treasured cultural treasures.


Eat like a local

On Sundays, Madrid fills up with locals flocking to the tapas bars and sunny terraces to enjoy food and drink in good company. To enjoy the local food scene, join in the fun. With all day to relax, Sunday is the perfect day to go for tapas or enjoy a good home-cooked meal.



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