Are you planning a trip to Madrid? Every year, there are many tourists who decide to visit the city for its special charm in winter. From Génova 5 we want your stay to be the best possible so we have created a list of the plans that you cannot miss if you come to Madrid in winter.

Christmas in Madrid

If you are in Madrid for Christmas, you are in luck because the capital comes to life at this time of year.

  • Christmas lights in Madrid

Christmas has arrived, so you can enjoy a spectacle of lights all over the city until 6 January. The lights are the biggest attraction for the city at this time of year.

If you want to see the Christmas lights in Madrid in a different and comfortable way, you can get on the “Naviluz”, a double-decker bus with an open top that travels through the illuminated streets.

General tickets cost 6€ and you can only buy them through the following link:

  • Christmas markets

They are the perfect place to buy Christmas items such as figures for the nativity scene, Christmas trees, mistletoe, decorations…

The most popular Christmas markets in Madrid are located in Plaza Mayor or Paseo de los Recoletos (10 minutes walking distance from our flats).

Plans to suit all tastes

  • Enjoying the snow

You don’t have to travel to the Swiss Alps to enjoy the snow. If you are not afraid of the cold, in Madrid you can enjoy the snow while you breathe the pure, clean air of the Sierra mountains. What’s more, if you like skiing, you can do so in Sierra de Guadarrama.

  • Ice skating

If you are a fan of skating, a visit to the ice rink at the Dreams Ice Palace will be the perfect plan for you. It has an Olympic rink of 1,800m2 where entertainment is guaranteed. Don’t worry if you don’t have skates, you can rent a pair there.

  • Eating roasted chestnuts

Everybody likes roasted chestnuts! In Madrid you can find little stalls where you can buy them on every corner of the city centre.

  • Tasting the cocido madrileño

For lovers of the Madrid-style stew, any time is a good time to taste it, but it is especially appetising in winter. Of course, this is not the only thing you can try. If you want to find out more about Madrid’s gastronomy, don’t miss this post.

  • Going to the theatre

Madrid’s cultural agenda is top-notch. If you want to take shelter from the cold and enjoy a good play, you can do so in Madrid thanks to an extensive and varied programme for all audiences.

Winter in Madrid is magical and as you have seen, there are hundreds of plans. The best thing? Being able to go to our flats to warm up and relax after spending the day visiting the city.