When it comes to a fairytale come true romantic destination, it most definitely has to be Madrid!
Madrid is Spain’s central capital, encompassing elegant boulevards and manicured parks throughout the city. This fairytale destination is well known for its rich archives of European artwork and museums. One of the most popular museums is the Prado Museum which consists of beautiful art works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish artists.
This beautiful city is filled with influential art history. The Prado Museum makes up a “Golden Triangle” with two other museums, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Another museum is the the Museo Arqueológico Nacional, which displays a collection of the historic artifacts. At the center of the Hapsburg Madrid is the Plaza Mayor and surround the area is the Royal Palace and Armory, which showcases all the historic weaponry. Stopping by and seeing this site can really make anyone feel like they are standing outside a fairytale castle!
In addition, Madrid is the capital of flamenco. At any day, any time and at many different locations, this city displays various shows constantly. Performances can be seen in grand theaters to small dance recitals. Madrid is that go-to location for anyone interested in the flamenco recording industry as well, this city is the starting location for artists to tour the world. Therefore, take some classes and dance the night away with your loved one.
If you wanted to take a break from all the history this city has to offer and the dancing, Madrid also has fun shopping areas! Stroll around the city, buy some new clothing or accessories. The Sunday Flea Market is also a popular place for people looking for anything inexpensive or any souvenirs. In addition, Madrid is popular with its nightlife, theater and its tapas bar. More importantly, Real Madrid, the famous soccer club, plays constantly at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Grab some tickets and enjoy the games!
Fairy Tale Romance Destination: Getting there!
When to Visit
Peak season – September through November, March to May
Wet season (rain, sleet, and snow) – October through February, April through May
Other considerations – Popular annual events: Madrid Carnival (February through March), Dos de Mayo (May), Madrid’s Summer Arts Festival (June to September), New Year’s Eve (December/January)
Are you a good fit?
- Appreciation for History
- Love city atmospheres where there’s always something to do
- Art enthusiast, including theatre, shows, and musicals
Main Airport: Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (MAD)
United States Direct Flights: Charlotte (CLT), Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW), Dulles, Washington (IAD), Edward L. Logan, Boston (BOS), Hartsfield-Jackson, Atlanta (ATL), John F. Kennedy, New York (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), McCarran, Las Vegas (LAS), Miami (MIA), Newark Liberty, New York (EWR), O’Hare, Chicago (ORD), Philadelphia (PHL), Salt Lake City (SLC), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO)
Entry and Departure Requirements:
Language: Spanish is the official local language. A majority of people speak fluent English as well.
Electricity: 230 volts/50 cycles
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