Everyone has a different idea of the perfect Sunday. Some may prefer to be lazy and stay in their pajamas all day. While others enjoy getting out and exploring the city or the countryside. Madrid is a great city to explore and Sunday is one of the best days get out there and do it. We have compiled a list of some of the best things to do on a Sunday in Madrid. So what are you waiting for? Check it out!
This is one of the biggest outdoor markets in Spain and an absolute must see while you are in Madrid. The market offers anything you could ask for. From antiques and clothing, to furniture and artwork. The market is located in La Latina just opposite of the metro stop between calle Embajadores and Ronda de Toledo. If you want to visit the market it is open from 9:00 – 14:30 every Sunday. It also stays open throughout the whole year.
During the Christmas season Plaza Callao turns into a beautiful and festive outdoor skating rink. Have some coffee or hot chocolate and join in the holiday spirit with your friends! There are also many more smaller outdoor ice skating rinks throughout Madrid! You will find e.g. ice rinks located at Callao, Plaza la Luna, Plaza de Oriente, Palacio de Hielo, Plaza de Felipe II. Keep an eye on our activities calendar for future free ice skating events!
Madrid is a full of amazing museums and culture. Maybe you’ve been too busy or too broke to visit. Or maybe you just love museums! Either way, on Sundays you can visit the Prado from 17:00-19:00 for free, as well as the Reina Sofia from 10:00-19:00. If you prefer small museums, the Museo de Arte de Madrid is also free on Sundays! If you plan on taking a free trip to any of these museums, try to arrive as early as possible to avoid the lines. To read more about Art & Culture in Madrid, simply click here. Now go out and get cultured!
Mercado de Motores
Another large market in Madrid, Motores is held inside the Museo de ferrocarril every second weekend of every month. It’s a beautiful vintage market that also features some hand made clothing, live music and food. What makes this market special is that it is set inside an old train station that is now a museum. Throughout the market you will see old trains and steam engines I between the stalls. Motores is open from 11:00-22:00 and it’s free to enter! Make sure to check the official webpage before going!
Have a Long Brunch
This one might seem obvious, but many people have trouble relaxing like a true madrileño. Get your friends and have brunch on a terrace somewhere you have never been. Take your time, order some beers and sit back, it is Sunday after all! Plaza Santa Ana near Sol is one of my personal favourites when it comes to long meals on gorgeous terraces. La Latina is a also a very popular neighbourhood long indulgent Sunday meals. Last but not least, check out our list of amazing brunch places in the city by clicking here!
Go for a stroll on one of the many markets in the city! During winter time, don’t miss out on the Xmas decoration cause Madrid loves Christmas! Aside from the beautiful Christmas lights that brighten the city from Cibeles to La Latina, Madrid is covered in adorable little Christmas markets. The smaller markets sell traditional winter food and drink, while the larger market in Plaza Mayor has food, drink, decorations and a gorgeous carrousel in the middle. Read more about the many Christmas markets in the city here!
Get out of the City
We love Madrid but we also know there are some amazing cities to visit in Spain. Whether you want to visit a small town just outside of Madrid or you are in need of a weekend getaway you can count on us! Citylife Madrid organizes adventures to places all over the country – all you have to do is buy your ticket and have fun! Check out where we are going next on our Website or check out our list of awesome “escape trips” on the weekends. Have fun exploring :)!