Best cosy plans to escape the cold in Madrid

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Best cosy plans to escape the cold in Madrid

Best cosy plans to escape the cold in Madrid

Waking up in the morning to a grey sky and a real nip in the air usually makes you think about going back to bed. But if you are on holiday in Madrid, one of the most vibrating cities in Europe, staying in bed is not an option!

Although temperatures have already dropped quite drastically in the capital city and winter is just around the corner, get ready for an eventful day: From taking refuge in a renewed market to seeing a cool exhibition, we bring you the best cosy plans to escape the cold in Madrid. Because every cloud has a silver lining!

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Dive into Mercado de San Miguel

Plaza de San Miguel, Madrid

Photo credit: @MercadoDeSanMiguel


We are starting our day visiting the San Miguel Market, which stands out as one of the world’s main gastronomic markets located right in the heart of Madrid.

Now that traditional markets have become trendy gastronomic spaces, this building that opened its doors for the first time more than 100 years ago, is living a new golden age, allowing visitors from all over the world to experience the essence and most significant flavours of every corner of Spain.

From the finest Iberian ham to Mediterranean rice dishes and the most exquisite cheeses from Castile, Asturias and the Basque Country, you will be able to walk and be delighted among their more than 20 stands, full of fresh Mediterranean food and high-quality tapas.



Enjoy Madrid’s traditional fall cuisine

Calle de Botoneras 5, Madrid

Photo credit: @losgalayos


If you ask someone from Madrid how to face a cold day, with no doubt they will agree with our next plan: Trying Madrid traditional fall cuisine, especially the authentic Cocido Madrileño. Because on a cold day, there’s no better feeling than digging into a deliciously warm and comforting meal

This traditional Spanish stew usually consists of a flavourful broth full of vegetables, chickpeas, chorizo sausage, and pork. The stew simmers for upwards of four hours, creating a blend of heavenly, robust flavours. The typical way to eat it is in two or three courses: Once the chickpeas, meats, and vegetables have been cooked, the broth is separated and used to make soup. This steaming soup becomes the first course. The rest of the flavourful ingredients are served as the main dish, often in two rounds. The chickpeas and veggies come first, followed by the stewed-to-perfection meat.

¡Que aproveche!


Artistic afternoon inside the museum

Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón 23, Madrid

Photo credit: @museonacionaldelprado


Walk among beautiful masterpieces in an art Museum are a pleasure all year round, but when the cold squeezes, the joy is double! That is why our next suggestion is an artistic afternoon enjoying the best museums in the city.

The Prado Museum is a must and one of our favourites. Besides, this year they are celebrating their Bicentenary, including several events and temporary exhibitions. But Madrid has a lot to offer in terms of museums, like the Reina Sofía or the Thyssen-Bornemisza. If you want to dive into Spanish artwork, don’t miss our previous blog post about Five famous art museums in Madrid you don’t want to miss.



Chocolate with churros

Pasadizo de San Ginés 5, Madrid

Photo Credit: @ChocoSanGines


Last but not least, we can’t finish our day tour without talking about the sweetest treat in Madrid: Chocolate con churros. Our perfect ending for the day consist in beating the cold with a steaming cup of thick hot chocolate and delicious churros. One of our favourite chocolaterías in the city and surely the most well-known one is Chocolatería San Ginés, which started in the year 1894. This shop is open 24 hours a day serving the chocolate cravings of the citizens and the numerous tourists. The perfect bite to end a day tour avoiding the cold weather in the capital of Spain.

Sara Barrio

Sara Barrio

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