What should I do in Madrid in April? All you need to know!

April is a fantastic month if you want to explore Madrid. One of the main reasons is the delightful climate of the city, which means that it can get really warm, but without extreme heat. Since children are in school and most adults work, you can discover the city in peace without being disturbed by thousands of other tourists wherever you go. The combination of visiting Madrid outside the high-season with nice weather makes April a perfect month for a visit to the capital of Spain.

But, what should you do when you come to Madrid? This article will give you information about some of the best activities and attractions that you should explore and enjoy as you come to Madrid in April.

Do not miss out on these activities if you come to Madrid in April!

Go for a walk and explore El Retiro Park at your own tempo.

The El Retiro Park is an oasis in the center of Madrid. It is close to famous museums such as the Prado Museum, which means you can sit down and digest what you have seen in the museum while trees, a beautiful lake, and historical monuments surround you. In April the park comes into life after the winter, which means you can enjoy beautiful colors and flowers blooming as you walk around in the park.

Is there anything special that you should visit and learn more about as you visit El Retiro Park? Yes! Here you have a list of some of the most important sights in the park.

  1. Crystal Palace (Palacio de Cristal): This is a stunning glass pavilion located in the center of the park.
  2. Retiro Lake (Estanque del Retiro): Rent a boat and enjoy the fantastic scenery while looking at the majestic Monument to Alfonso XII.
  3. Monument to Alfonso XII: What does the monument look like? It is impossible to visit the park without noticing this majestic monument, and do not forget to make a nice selfie with the lake and the monument in the background.
  4. Rosaleda (Rose Garden): Would you like to see beautiful roses? Do not forget to walk to the rose garden within the borders of El Retiro Park.
  5. The Fallen Angel Statue (El Ángel Caído): Have you ever wondered what the devil looks like? This is one of few public statues in the world portraying the devil. It is close to the entrance to the rose garden described above.
  6. La Casita del Pescador (The Fisherman’s Cottage): This is a charming little cottage surrounded by a pond. It is a perfect place for a nice picture.
  7. Parterre Garden (Jardín del Parterre): This is a wonderfully decorated garden that is kept in strict order all year around.

These attractions make El Retiro Park a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike, especially on a nice summer day in April.

El Retiro Park in Madrid

Templo de Debod – a place where you can get a glimpse of history.

It is time to travel back in time. Visit an ancient Egyptian temple that stands as a testament to Madrid’s heritage. It looks special in the day, but in the evening it comes to life as the lights are turned on. Use this opportunity to walk through the halls of the temple and imagine what it might have been like to live when it was created. Do not forget to bring your camera, because this is a perfect place for some photos you can share on Facebook, X, or Instagram!

Templo de Debod in Madrid

Visit the Royal Castle and the gardens surrounding the palace.

The Royal Castle in Madrid is a wonderful attraction that is worth seeing from the inside and the outside. On a sunny April day, you should walk around the castle and enjoy the air from the surrounding parks while taking photos of the building from all directions.

Inside the castle, you can discover chambers adorned with priceless treasures, each telling about the city’s history. Whether you are walking through the gardens or joining a tour inside the palace’s halls, a royal adventure awaits you in the heart of Madrid.

Castle of Madrid

Feel like a local at Puerta de Sol.

In the heart of Madrid lies Puerta del Sol, a vibrant square pulsating with energy and vitality. April brings anticipation to this bustling square, where locals and visitors come to shop, drink coffee, and meet up with friends. Why don’t you visit the square and sit down at one of the charming cafes around the square? Street performers often play at the square, so do not be surprised if you hear some cool rhythms that make your body start to dance.

puerta de sol

Have fun with the entire family in the zoo.

Are you coming with your kids to Madrid? A perfect place to go that will entertain both adults and children is the zoo. In the zoo, you can look at majestic lions, playful primates, and animals originating from all around the globe. There are daily educational presentations, and you can also witness them as they feed several of the animals in the park. In other words, the zoo of Madrid is a perfect place to relax, learn, and enjoy at the same time!

zoo in madrid

Travel to El Escorial on a day-excursion!

Are you ready to leave the borders of Madrid to visit one of the most popular and famous attractions in Spain? You should start planning today and register for a day trip to El Escorial, a UNESCO World Heritage site that beckons with its awe-inspiring architecture and rich cultural heritage. April’s temperate climate makes it an ideal time to embark on this day excursion, where history comes to life amidst the rugged beauty of the Spanish countryside. When you arrive to El Escorial you can look at the beauty of the Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. This monumental complex was a symbol of Spanish power and influence during the golden age. Use the opportunity to walk through the complex and get a glimpse at Spanish history with your own eyes.

El Escorial Madrid

You have a lot to look forward to in Madrid!

What else is there to say? April is a fantastic month for visiting Madrid and for traveling to locations like El Escorial. The city is full of historical monuments and buildings, but you can also find parks where you can relax and get some fresh air in between the tiring and interesting programs.

If you want to learn more about other programs, concerts, and activities in Madrid, look at our Madrid calendar to find out what’s going on in the city in the coming weeks and months!

Do you have further suggestions or ideas that visitors coming to Madrid in April should know about? Write them in the comment field below!

AC/DC Madrid in 2015

ACDCThe world wide known Australian rock band the AC/DC will perform in the capital city of Spain in Madrid. AC/DC is an Australian hard rock band which was formed in the 1970s and the band is considered as the pioneer of hard rock.

Through the years the band went through sone major line up changes and it currently consists Angus Young, Phil Rudd, Cliff Williams, Brian Johnson and Stevie Young. During the years the band sold over 200 million records world wide which made them one of the best selling bands of all time. Even though the band was formed in 1973 AC/DC is still one of the most popular rock bands in the whole world. The band’s most famous songs including the Highway to Hell, Let There Be Rock, Back in Black, Problem Child and so on. From May 2015 the Australian rock band will be on a world tour with the Rock or Bust World Tour which supports AC/DC’s latest album the Rock or Bust. With the tour the band will give 28 concerts in Europe including cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin, Glasgow, Dublin and London.

In Madrid AC/DC will give two concerts, the first one will be on Sunday 31st May in 2015 and their second concert will be on Tuesday 2nd June in 2015. Both of the concerts will take place at Estadio Vicente Calderón.

For more information on the tickets and the prices check this site: WorldTicketShop.

Top events in Madrid in 2015

Which are the top events in Madrid in 2015? In this article you can read about the best programs and activities you can do in 2015 in the city.
Madrid 2015

Madrid is the capital and the largest city of Spain. Madrid is also the third most populous city in Europe after London and Berlin. As Spain and Madrid are a popular tourist destination there are countless programs and events in the city such as the various festivals, concerts, markets, exhibitions as well as the most famous attractions in the city. So lets go through some of the highlights of the city in 2015.

One of the biggest art festival in Madrid is the ‘Festival de Otoño a Primavera’ which is the most important annual art festival in the city. During the seven month long festival you can experience the different forms of art (dance, drama, music) through the remarkable performances. The festival already started last year in November and it ends in June 2015.

Another famous festival in Madrid is the ‘Festival Flamenco’. The ‘Festival Flamenco’ is a dancing competition which is accompanied with live guitar concerts. The ‘Festival Flamenco’ takes place some time in February 2015 but the exact dates are not confirmed yet.

If you are more into sports then the ‘Madrid Marathon’ is absolutely the best program for you. The annual ‘Madrid Marathon’ attracts around 13.000 runners from all over the world. This year the marathon will be held on 26th April.

In May another festival the ‘Fiesta de San Isidro’ will be held in the city. At the ‘Fiesta de San Isidro’ you can enjoy the best open air dance and theatre performances along side with the various concerts and sport competitions. The ‘Fiesta de San Isidro’ dates are not confirmed yet. In the end of November like in the other European cities the Christmas markets in Madrid will open. The markets usually open in the end of November and they are open until the end of December. At the market you can try the best traditional dishes and also do your pre-Christmas shopping.

Apart from the these programs and events in Madrid you can also enjoy some good concerts of the world famous artists such as Georg Ezra, Robbie Williams, AC/DC, Maroon 5, Nickelback and so on.

If you want to know more on the programs and events such ad the various concerts, festivals and exhibitions read on here in our Madrid Guide for all the information you need!

Real Madrid vs Liverpool, Champions League

Real Madrid - LliverpoolThe UEFA Champions League is in the 60th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament and this year the final match of the Champions League will be held in the capital of Germany in the heart of Berlin. The Champions League final will be played on June 6th in 2015. But before that there are tons of other matches, and on November 2nd Reald Madrid will play against Liverpool in Madrid.

last match of the season will be held 6th June 2015. The incumbent title holders are Real Madrid and Real Madrid played against FC Basel 1893 on Tuesday 16th September when Liverpool had their game against PFC Ludogorets Razgard. After the results Real Madrid and Liverpool will have face again each other as a repeat of the 1981 European Cup Final. Liverpool will play against Real Madrid who claimed their tenth European title in Lisbon this May. The game between Liverpool and Real Madrid will take place on Tuesday 4th November 2014. Liverpool will play Real Madrid in the capital of Spain, in Madrid. They will play at Santiago Bernabeu from 8.45 in the evening. Tickets for the Liverpool vs. Real Madrid match are already available and the tickets for the game starts from 114 euros.

If you want to see one of the best games of the season check the following site for more information on the tickets and prices: WorldTicketShop

Flamenco learning and show in Madrid

Flamenco in MadridIf you want to have an unique night out with a nice mood and you would love to enjoy some Spanish music and the traditional Spanish dance, the Flamenco Lesson and Show gives an opportunity to join and feel the heat of Spain’s traditional dance, the flamenco.

The lesson takes place at one of Madrid’s top ‘tablaos’, its a 3 hour long flamenco dancing lesson and show, where you will be taught how to flamenco by local dance instructors in a one hour long training. After the one hour long class you can freshen up yourself with a glass of wine from one of the best Spanish wines, and if you got hungry during the flamenco you can also upgrade to a 3 course dinner and wine before enjoying the best flamenco dancers performance.

Find out the secrets behind Spain’s most popular dance and get an inside look in the life of the Spanish people. The dancing lesson will take one hour where you will be taught one of the best dance instructors and guitarist how to flamenco. After that you can have your seat at one of the tables and have your glass of wine, sangria or soda depends on your choice, if you would like to have something to eat as well you can also choose to upgrade to include a 3 course dinner. After that you can enjoy a real flamenco show by your teacher and the best flamenco dancers of Spain.

The lesson and the show together takes approximately 3 hours, the entrance fee is included.

If you would like to take part in a program like this, visit Viator.

Arabian Bath SPA experience in Madrid

SPA in MadridThere are lot of opportunities to choose from for the tourists in Madrid and there are several programs and attractions to see and explore in the capital of Spain. After a tiring sightseeing what could be possibly more relaxing and more fun then going to one of Madrid’s most well known baths.

The zen-like thermal bath with candle lit walkways gives you the perfect harmony your body, mind and soul could wish for. At the Madrid’s Hammam you can choose from three different thermal pools and three steams. The design of the bath is all decorated in Arabic style.

Relax your body and mind in the hot water of the thermal baths and freshen yourself up in one of the cold pools. The bath also offers massages at the Aroma corner or you can just sit in the steam room breathing in the vapor with the aromatic essences. The massage takes 15 minutes and you can choose your oil you want to be massaged with, you can choose from rose, lavender, violet or red amber. If you want to enjoy a longer massage with body scrub you have to book for the 30 minutes long massage. Mint tea and glasses of water are available for the visitors unlimited.

If you want to know more about the bath and the prices, visit the following site.

Wine trip from Madrid

Winetrip from MadridIf you are interested in wine and wine making and you don’t mind spending your whole day learning more about wines, then the Spanish wine tour is possibly one of the best choices on a vacation in Madrid.

The tour starts from Madrid and it is led by one of the expert local guide. Visit the Vinos de Madrid winemaking region which is known by the locals as ‘bodegas’. During the tour you will visit three well known estates in the area and you will explore more about the Spanish wine making, their cellars and how they supplied the capital of Spain with different kinds of wines for centuries.

As you leave Madrid you will experience the real atmosphere of the Spanish countryside. On the way the tour guide will talk about the wines that are produced in the area of Madrid. The heart of the wine making area the Vinos de Madrid, known as the Denominación de origen (DO) is approximately 30km away from Madrid. Along the way you will get to know three different wineries, one of them is a family-run winery which lays in the village of Aranjuez. Aranjuez is an UNESCO listed village surrounded by olive trees and vineyards.

The tour includes the air conditioned mini bus but it doesn’t include lunch but the tour guide will give you several options for lunch.

Does not this sound very cool? Do you want to join in on such a winetrip from Madrid one day? Read more about the trip here and make your booking today!

Tapas night walking tour in Madrid

Tapas tour in Madrid

The tapas night walking tour is led by one of the local guide who will show you around in Madrid and show the best local bars and restaurants which you would never discover own your own. It is a perfect opportunity to see Madrid’s laid back atmosphere and come across tucked away corners and places that are unseen for most of the tourists.

On the tour you will meet the classical Spanish cuisine and you will have the chance to try out all the traditional Spanish treats which can be chorizo in cider or an octopus from Galicia or sherry from Andalusia or other many things to choose and taste from the Spanish specialties.

During the night walk the entertaining tourist guide will tell you more about the history and the culture of Spain and where all the traditions come from, explaining the habits behind the Madrid foods and wines. The tour price includes the first meal and wine at the first bar or restaurant on the way. In the restaurants and bars you are free to eat and drink as much as you like, you are free to choose how much or how little you would like to eat at the places. During the tour you will visit several bars/restaurants and if you want to have a good night out you should expect to spend approximately 30 euros/person.

The average size of the group usually is 8 persons which gives a friendly and unique environment while you are discovering Madrid’s local insights and see and experience the city the way you have never done it before.

If you are interested in such a tour, visit Viator for booking.

If you want to learn how to make a paella instead, join in for a cooking class!

How to make Paella? Cooking class in Madrid

How to make Paella?

If you planned to have a vacation in Spain and you would like to try yourself out at a cooking class where you can learn how to cook classical Spanish dishes, Madrid is the perfect holiday spot for you.

The Madrid cooking class offers you a memorable program where you can learn how to make some delicious authentic Spanish meals such as the Spanish omelet or paella, all the food comes with some of the best Spanish wines. The class is led by a local instructor who will let you know the secrets of the Spanish gastronomy. The number of the group is limited to maximum 10 persons/class.

First you will meet your local instructor at Torrijos Market in central Madrid, after a really quick look around at the food market you will be ready to go to your cooking class and start making some Spanish food. During the class the local instructor will let you know about the history and all about the traditions of Spain. The Spanish cuisine is world wide known and for a good reason, the recipes has a really old history, they are simple, combined with local ingredients handed over to the new generations over and over again creating a rich and world wide known cuisine.

The cooking class starts from 10.00 in the morning and each class costs 70 euros, it includes eating the food with the group.

For more information on the cooking class, dates and prices visit the following site.