Looking for a typical Sunday in Madrid? A Sunday in Madrid is all about walking the city streets, enjoying delicious food and a good coffee, and taking in the sights and sounds of the city.
There’s so much more to Madrid than El Prado and bullfighting – these are my favorite things to do on a Sunday in Madrid.
Unique things to do in Madrid on a Sunday
1. walk through El Retiro Park with thousands of madrilenos, bands, boats on the pond and clowns making balloon animals.
2. Visit the Terrace view of the Circulo de Bellas Artes building for a view of the city skyline and Gran Via, Madrid’s main street (entry to the roof is 1 euro).
3. Enjoy tas and beer in one of the sunny outdoor cafes in the La Latina district.
4th Have a beer under an amazing blue sky in Madrid in one of the several restaurants with tables set up main square, Madrid’s main square.
5. Dip „churros” into a thick, sweet chocolate drink The Chocolateria de San Gines, one of the most popular chocolate bars in Madrid, right next to the pedestrian street Calle Arenal.
6th Record the street musicians and musicians along with thousands of Madrilenos Puerta del Sol square Join them as they stroll down the pedestrianized Calle Arenal towards the Opera House.
7th Enjoy a coffee and watch the smartly dressed madrilenos on the outside terrace of Gijon coffee A few blocks north of the El Prado Museum on Passeo de Recoletos.
8th. Take the Sunset view of Madrid Enjoy a light snack or glass of wine in the glass-enclosed rooftop restaurant above El Corte Ingles department store on Gran Via, near Callao Metro Station.
9. Stand shoulder to shoulder with the locals, sip draft beers and indulge in inexpensive tas in Almeria tas bar in the La Latina district. (PS if you LOVE tas and are headed to Barcelona soon check out these che tas bars in Barcelona).
10. Stroll through the newly renovated, glazed glass San Miguel marketStop by the food stalls as you sip wine and sample thin slivers of the famous Spanish ham, pata negra.
Madrid Sunday Markets
Do you love exploring markets? Then spend your Sunday visiting these Madrid Sunday markets.
El Rastro is one of the largest outdoor markets in Spain and has had a weekly tradition for over 400 years. There are over 1,000 vendors selling everything from antiques to furniture, artwork, and clothing.
place: Calle de la Ribera de Curtidores, 28005 Madrid, Spain
opening hours: It is open every Sunday in Madrid from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This beautiful vintage thrift market takes place every second weekend of the month. It includes handmade clothing, live music, and delicious food. What makes it even more special is that it’s in an old train station!
place: Railway Museum, Paseo de las Delicias, 61, 28045 Madrid, Spain
Shopping on Sunday in Madrid
Sunday is generally the day of rest in Spain. Many shops are closed on Sundays. However, as more foreigners move to the city, you will find that some shops are open on a Sunday (albeit with limited hours).
Supermarkets and department stores are usually open all day on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. In the city center you can often find small grocery or souvenir shops that are open on Sundays.
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