Still thinking about where to organise your friends hen or stag party? Madrid is the perfect destination for partying before marrying! Let’s enjoy the Spanish party in the heart of the country, taking advantage of every single cliché about tasty food, lovely weather, hot-blooded beautiful people and lots of fun activities/tours to do over a weekend. Who will be the first to buy the flight? Let´s discover the 10 reasons to choose Madrid for your hen/stag do!!
1. Location and flight connections
Connected with more cities that we are able to imagine, Madrid is always a great option for a weekend, especially flying from other European main cities, such as London, Manchester, Dublin, Paris, Milan, Rome, and so on! A birthday celebration, a hen/stag do, or just an amazing getaway with your friends!
2. Museums and stadiums
Get an insider’s look at Santiago Bernabeu, official staduim of the city’s premier futbol team, Real Madrid!
So many museums to visit in Madrid. We are not going to recommend you any of them… maybe only the Prado Museum due to its 200th anniversary in 2019? Some will appreciate the idea! If your group is more of cultural-sportive vibe, what about visiting the VIP area of the Madrid most famous football stadiums? Yes, you heard right, 2 stadiums, check it our on google if in doubt!
3. Tapas restaurantes & Shows
Taste typical Spanish tapas in the centre of Madrid visiting 4 different restaurant-bars. Includes 4 drinks and 4 tapas!
Sure you have heard about – even tasted – traditional Spanish food: paella, gazpacho, breaded squid, etc. So yummy! But wait, we are here to eat Spanish dishes + have a great time too, so the greatest idea in this world we could give you is booking a restaurant dinner including show. No need to worry about the language, show are performances on stage, no talks or strange faces because you don’t really understand, just watch!
4. Trendy Rooftops
Would you like to know the best rooftop terraces in Madrid? We´ll tell you our favourites where to enjoy such and amazing views of the city.
If museums are not really your point, what about rooftops? Some of the most stunning, highest points in the city where you can either take a cocktail, take some dazzling photos to get your Instagram off the ground, or both!
5. Buzzy nightlife
Here in case you´ll need it, our 5 favourite nightclubs in Madrid and .. let´s start the party!
Not many things we can add to what you already know about the night life in Madrid… For those arriving early at the bars check our city centre pubs list out, especially the beer lovers. As for night-clubbers, you’ll probably know where to go, however don’t forget to have a look at our night clubs check-list, in case you need some inspiration for the weekend. Last recommendation: go to the bars and pubs at 11pm or midnight, and to clubs around 2am!
6. Mediterranean food
Still do not know this new way of eating? Brunch is not a breakfast or a lunch, it is a mix between both of them. A perfect combination, sweet or salty, or both! The 10 best brunches in Madrid are waiting for us to discover their delicious options.
Traditional food lovers will enjoy every bite of point #8. If you are more of a street foodie, Madrid is the place! From take away ultra-speedy noodle bars, traditional sliced pizza stands, to relax, chill out restaurants where brunch is the motto on a Saturday or Sunday morning-afternoon. Because we all know that merging breakfast + lunch is the best invention since the internet!
7. Magical sunsets over the city
Taking back #7 about rooftops, whether you want more sightseeing ideas or you rather stay close to the ground (height-fearing fellows, this is for you!), check this out! Our list of top recommended views in Madrid let you make the most of your stay!
8. Walk the city
Enjoying the traditional food and drinks (let’s think about tapas and a glass of wonderful Spanish wine!) is not the only plan available! Madrid has a rich history, from the old town full of must-see monuments (check Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, La Latina area, El Retiro Park) to open air Egyptian monuments (already mentioned most stunning sunset spot ever!). There is always something to discover when walking the city.
9. Indulgent weather all year around
Here are some things to do in Madrid, that work for whatever time you’re there.
Madrid enjoys loads of sunny days throughout the year. Even if it is a bit fresh in winter, and seriously hot in the summer, warm weather and almost no rain make the capital city of Spain a great place for getaway!
10. Buzzing Madrid never fails to disappoint
So, after all … have you got the best hotels options for your holidays in Madrid?
No matter if you already visited Madrid, there are always lots of new places to enjoy or even a well-known spot with a trendy twist, you will always be amazed by its ability to surprise.