When to Go

Madrid is hot and dry in summer—with temperatures reaching 40ºC (105°F) in July and August—and chilly and damp in winter, with minimum temperatures around 1ºC (low 30s). Snow in the city is rare. The most pleasant time to visit is spring, especially May, when the city honors its patron saint with street fairs and celebrations. June and September–December are also fine times to visit.

Avoid Madrid in July and August—especially August as locals flee the punishing heat and head to the coast or to the mountains and many restaurants, bars, and shops are closed. Winter is a pleasant time to visit, if you don't mind bundling up a bit in the evenings.

Previous Travel Tip


Next Travel Tip

Air Travel


Book A Trip



  • CARS

Trip Finder

Fodor's Madrid 25 Best

View Details
Travel Phrases

Learn Spanish Phrases before or while you're on the go!

Download Now