Enjoy a romantic getaway for Valentine´s day in Madrid

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Enjoy a romantic getaway for Valentine´s day in Madrid

February 14 is Valentine’s day. We propose enjoy it in Madrid. Its celebration is widespread all over the world. Couples use this day to mutually express their affection and love. Its origin dates back to the 3rd century. Valentine was a priest who lived in the time of Emperor Claudio II, who decided to ban marriages for young people. He believed that single people without families, having no ties and would be best soldiers.

The priest considered this measure unfair and began to marry youth in love secretly. Claudio II, the Emperor found out and ordered Valentine to be imprisoned. The priest was martyred and executed. Since then, tribute is paid through a day in which the streets and shops are filled with hearts. There are people who enjoy this day very much and use it as leverage to buy gifts to their loved ones. Others consider that it is a day in which consumerism takes over our minds.

Whatever opinion you might have; we’ll offer you some options that we’re sure you will love. Take advantage of Valentine’s day and go on a getaway to Madrid. Enjoy its streets, monuments and atmospheric corners with your significant other. And if you’re currently not in love with someone, remember that in some parts of the world this day is celebrated as a friendship day.

10 REASONS FOR VISIT MADRID IN VALENTINE´S DAY

1. The Sabatini´s garden. One of the most beautiful and romantic places in Madrid. Enjoy its gardens, admire his neoclassical sculptures and get carried away by the beauty of the Royal Palace.

2. The roof of the Círculo de Bellas Artes. If you want to surprise your partner visit this place. You can enjoy stunning views of Madrid.

3. Temple of Debod. Donated by the Egyptian Government to Spain, it is the oldest monument located in the city. The best place to enjoy a beautiful sunset.

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4. The Royal Botanic Gardens. A space in which to escape from the noise and stress of the city. It has some of the strangest specimens of trees, brought from different parts of the world.

5. Casa de Campo. The Lake is a good place to surprise someone special. You can rent a boat and enjoy a different walk.

6. Food. The Madrid gastronomy is rich and varied. Starting with its famous calamari sandwich, a cocido madrileño or some tripe with chickpeas. Select a quiet restaurant, and enjoy a good meal without rushing.

7. Museums. In Madrid there are many corners where you can enjoy art. You can start to enjoy a cultural getaway to the Museo Reina Sofía or Prado Museum.

8. Teleferico. A great city like Madrid is impressive from above. Dare to explore the Madrid sky and share an unforgettable experience.

9. Rastro. A free market with more than 400 years of history. A lively atmosphere to walk around and find unexpected treasures. From everyday objects up to curious contraptions.

10 Squares. Madrid has many famous squares, full of life. The Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Cibeles are essential stops.

Visit and enjoy Madrid with Aspasios.

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