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How to Spend a Rainy Day in Madrid

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Madrid

Though Madrid is typically sunny and warm during the tourist season, you can't expect perfect weather every day. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of a rainy day in Madrid.

  • Take asightseeing bus tourto see more of Madrid without stepping outside. See the city's top landmarks and historic plazas, and learn about Madrid's history from your guide. For a great value, book a tour that includes upgrades for rainy day activities, such as skip-the-line tickets to museums or the Royal Palace. 
  • Visit the ornateRoyal Palace of Madrid (Palacio Real de Madrid). Though you won't be able to enjoy the manicured gardens, you can take your time touring the palace. Book a guided tour to learn about Spanish history, and don't miss the Royal Armory and its impressive collection of arms and armor. Be sure to look up now and again to enjoy the historic ceiling frescoes and rococo detailing.
  • Step out of the rain and into one ofMadrid's world-renowned art museums. To see more in one day, visit the Golden Triangle, where you find the Prado (Museo del Prado), Reina Sofia (Museo Reina Sofia), and Thyssen-Bornemisza (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza) within blocks of each other. Book skip-the-line tickets or gallery tours to avoid the increased crowds you can expect on a rainy day. 
  • Learn about the uniquely Spanish art of bullfighting at theBullfighting Museum of Madrid, located inside the historic Las Ventas Bullring. Buy tickets to the bullring for a complete tour of the stadium, and get free entry to the museum, where you can see the traditional suit of lights (traje de luces) worn by Spanish bullfighters.
  • Take in aFlamenco showat one of Madrid's historic venues. You can buy show tickets or add a dinner-and-drinks option to make the most of your evening by tasting traditional Spanish cuisine while staying out of the drizzle.
  • Experience the local viticulture with awine-tasting experience, with a sommelier to explain the different varietals. Opt for a tasting that includes snacks, so you can sample local specialities. 
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Skip the Line: Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid Ticket

Skip the Line: Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid Ticket

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Experience the fever of flamenco dancing during a show in one of Spain’s most esteemed ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues) in Madrid. Select a show time convenient for you, then venture to the beating heart of Madrid’s Old Town to experience an evening of music and dance. Enjoy a welcome drink or upgrade to include a 3-, 4-, or 5-course feast of Spanish specialties. Then take in a passionate performance from some of Spain’s top dancers.
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  • 3 hours
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Early Access to Royal Palace of Madrid

Early Access to Royal Palace of Madrid

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Beat the crowds with this tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid before public opening hours. Breeze in and follow your guide through parts of the "Palacio de Oriente" that most visitors don't get to see. Marvel at the collection of weapons in the Royal Armory, take in the Throne Room, and more. Along the way, learn about the history of the Spanish royal family through your guide's engaging narrative.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

Skip the Line: Prado Museum Tour in Madrid

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Avoid the crowds as you skip the line and get the inside scoop on some of the best art at Madrid’s iconic Prado museum on this 90-minute guided tour. This sprawling museum is nearly unparalleled in its collection of European art, but can also be overwhelming for new visitors. Let your guide introduce you to museum’s the top highlights and their fascinating backstories, including Diego Velazquez’s ‘Las Meninas’ and ‘The Annunciation’ by El Greco. Best of all, this small-group visit is limited to just 20 guests, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

Madrid City Sightseeing and Skip the Line Royal Palace Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in Madrid's history as you explore the city's most important sites and Royal Palace. Get the story behind the city's architectural history, following its evolution from "Moorish Madrid" into the Habsburg and Bourbon periods. Then skip the long lines and visit the Spanish Royal Palace, seeing the royal collections and admiring its Baroque details. This Madrid sightseeing tour includes all entrance fees
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  • 4 hours
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Reina Sofia Museum Guided Tour in Madrid

Reina Sofia Museum Guided Tour in Madrid

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Delve into Spanish art on a guided tour of the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid. With a group of no more than 30 and a guide whose specialism is art-history, explore the museum’s vaulted hallways to discover works by Picasso, Dalí and more. Learn the history behind influential works such as ‘El Guernica,’ and learn about the modern period of artwork and the differing artistic styles.
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  • 1 hour 15 minutes
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Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Madrid Sightseeing Tour

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Get a taste for the top attractions in Madrid on this panoramic tour of the city by coach. Stop by well-known Madrid landmarks like the city's Alcalá Gate, its Palacio Real, and Cybele's Fountain. Along the way, tour historic plazas like Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, see intriguing neighborhoods like Barrio de la Morería and view the city's grand boulevards, listening as your guide shares details on their history and significance. This tour of Madrid offers both morning and afternoon departure times.
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  • 3 hours
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Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour

Las Ventas Bullring Entrance Ticket and Bullfighting Museum of Madrid Audio Tour

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Get inside Madrid's most famous bullfighting stadium, Las Ventas Bullring, on this audio-guided tour. Learn about the traditions and culture of bullfighting as you see key stadium sites including the Door of Madrid (Puerta Grande), where winning bullfighters make their celebratory departure. Then visit the Bullfighting Museum of Madrid and see works such as engravings from the tauromachy of Goya, bullfighters dresses from the 20th century and more. Your Madrid bullring tour includes the entrance fee, an audio guide, and a virtual reality bullfighting experience.
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  • 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Tour: Reina Sofia Museum with Skip-the-Line Access

Private Tour: Reina Sofia Museum with Skip-the-Line Access

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Be inspired by artists like Picasso, Joan Miró and Dalí as you browse one of Madrid’s most impressive collections of modern art at the Reina Sofía Museum. This 1.5-hour private tour includes skip-the-line entrance, so you can dodge the queues and make the most of your time with your private guide. Learn about Spain’s most important 20th-century artists, discover local artists like Juan Gris and see Picasso’s masterpiece Guernica.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Prado Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

Prado Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid Tour with Skip the Line Entrance

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Madrid’s Royal Palace (Palacio Real) and the Prado Museum (Museo del Prado) are two of the city’s most popular attractions. Ensure you see them both on two consecutive days, and bypass crowds with skip-the-line entrance tickets. Alongside a guide, explore the opulent chambers of the Royal Palace, highlights of which include the Official Lounges, the Royal Armories, and the Royal Pharmacy. Then, on a different day, marvel at the masterpieces housed within the Prado Museum, home to thousands of European artworks.
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  • 2 days
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Private Tour: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with Skip-the-Line Access

Private Tour: Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with Skip-the-Line Access

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Get up close to masterpieces like Degas’ ‘Swaying Dancer’ and Picasso’s ‘Harlequin with a Mirror’ with pre-paid skip-the-line entrance tickets to Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Head straight to the front of the queue and enjoy a 1.5-hour private tour of the museum’s best bits, including works by Cezanne, Dalí, Monet, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Gogh.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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