Madrid in the Rain

  • Madrid con lluvia. Plaza Mayor
  • Palacio Real

It's unlikely to happen, but there’s always a chance you will wake up to grey skies during your visit. Don’t let that get you down, though, because there are all kinds of fun things to do in Madrid indoors when the heavens open.


A one-kilometre stretch that is home to three of the best museums in the world: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. 

Venues hosting conferences, exhibitions and cultural events throughout the year.

Contemporary spaces hosting the latest avant-garde theatre shows and exhibitions.

Discover the former homes of great writers and artists, now turned into fascinating museums.

Check out the list of Madrid museums that kids are bound to love!

Learn about the history of science and Man in Madrid’s science museums.

Discover the 17th and 18th century Baroque style in the Churches of Madrid.

This small hermitage in the area known as Madrid Río boasts a ceiling covered in original Goya frescoes.

Where Sol / Gran Vía meet, we find one of the Madrid monasteries with most treasures in its interior.

The convent of Madrid de los Austrias conserves the relic of St. Pantaleon and notable art from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Madrid is brimming with revamped markets where locals do their weekly shopping and meet friends for a drink and a bite to eat.

Madrid is home to a variety of shopping centres where you can shop till you drop, take in a film, enjoy a bite to eat and even hone your ice skating skills

If you like a challenge, then get ready to battle your way out of one of Madrid's locked rooms in less than an hour!  

Watch the latest releases and old classics in their original language.


Make your way up to the observation deck of the former transmissions tower and enjoy a stunning view of the city.

Take in the city's top sights on board our hop on hop off bus, equipped with audio guides in 14 languages.

And enjoy fantastic family shows, including the magician Mago Pop and Billy Elliot the Musical.

Don't miss

Head down to this ghost station that was closed for 40 years and still retains its original looks.

Visit Madrid's modern cathedral, consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

Discover this famous spot for hot chocolate and churros, Madrid's quintessential treat!

A time-honoured shop selling handmade accessories like umbrellas and fans.

  • Check out which exhibitions are currently showing in Madrid, Spain, a city whose art scene knows few rivals.  

    Exhibitions in Madrid
  • Aeropuerto
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • Make the most of the city's discount cards to save time and money on Madrid's transport network and top museums.

    Tourist Passes