Fall in Madrid is very beautiful. Last year we published a post about the best things to do in Madrid in fall 2018, so today we present you with the second part, with more ideas for this appealing season!
Fall arrives with its shortest and cooler days, and Madrid offers a top agenda for cultural and leisure activities.
Discover with us the best things to do this fall in Madrid:
1. Take a stroll around one of the parks
Madrid has many parks and green areas. Madrid has one million and a half trees in its parks giving oxygen to the city. Of these, the most emblematic and well-known is El Retiro Park, Madrid’s green lung, our particular central park. This historic garden and public park proudly shows architectural, sculptural and landscape works from the 17th to the 21st centuries and covers an area of 118 hectares. What better plan for this fall than to take a walk through the park and see the leaves fall from the trees?
Madrid also has other incredible parks, such as the Parque del Capricho (Capricho park), one of the most beautiful and not very well known in Madrid. Between Atocha station and the Prado Museum we find the Botanical Garden, ideal for learning more about plants and trees at a very special time of the year.
2. Visit an exhibition
When the summer ends, cozy and sheltered from the cold plans arrive. And what better than to enjoy learning more about society, art and culture! Some of the exhibitions we can visit this fall are the exhibition of trenes históricos de Metro (old Metro trains) at Chamartín station, which from a historical perspective analyzes Madrid’s metro trains from a century ago to the present day. Recommended for knowing more about the history of the city. Now that we increasingly seem to be more aware of climate change and care for the environment, it is also advisable to visit the exhibition Planeta Tierra: nuestros grandes desafíos (Planet Earth: our great challenges), in the cultural center La Casa Encendida. The exhibition examines the situation of the planet through history. El Club de las Mujeres (In)visibles (The (In)Visible Women’s Club), is an exhibition that portrays the work of 10 women artists belonging to the fields of photography, collage, and illustration. Open your cultural agenda this fall!
3. Visit Madrid’s markets
Madrid is famous for its markets, those fashionable places where you can enjoy a picturesque atmosphere and taste a good tapa. Some of the best markets in Madrid are San Miguel market, an iconic market located next to the Puerta del Sol. The market of San Antón, in the modern neighborhood of Chueca. With 3 floors, this market offers a great gastronomic variety for all tastes and budgets. Or the San Ildefonso market, the most modern, with smaller stands and bohemian innner courtyards.
4. Enjoy the drive-in cinema
During summer, it is possible to enjoy movies outdoors in one of the capital’s many summer cinemas. When the fall comes, the drive-in cinemas are the best option. The drive-in cinemas are an original concept that feels straight out of a Hollywood movie and in which people can enjoy movies from their own car. Located between Fuencarral and Chamartín neighborhoods, it has a capacity for more than 300 cars.
5. Get to know the most beautiful bookstores
Although technology is here to stay, there is nothing like the smell and texture of a paper book. Some of the dream-like bookstores in Madrid where we can get lost are la Librería Bardón (Bardón Bookstore), founded in 1947 and which makes us feel like in a Harry Potter movie. La Infinito Café Libros, a bookstore and a place to eat and even have a drink if you feel like it. Read some of its incredible books and even see a micro-theater play! Finally, the Venir a cuento bookstore, a bookstore located in Embajadores neighborhood working with independent publishing houses and specialized in children’s and young people’s literature.