August in Madrid is always sunny and hot so it is a great time to come and experience the city. Below is a list of different activites you can do whilst you are here!
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Prepare and enjoy your own paella guided by a local chef through a hands-on 4-hour cooking class. You will start this experience by visiting the nearby market where you will buy all the necessary ingredients and after the lesson, flavour your own creation as your guide gives you hints and tips on Spanish gastronomy.
· Perfect for all ages and skill level
· Family friendly
· Vegetarian meal option available
· Led by a local guide
What You Can Expect
Make your way to the cooking school where this activity takes place. This centre's main goal is to make all visitors learn how to prepare well known Spanish dishes through hands-on cooking classes performed in the centre of Madrid with the supervision of professional chefs.
All meals will be prepared in teams of two people, under the guidance of a local guide that speaks English and requires no previous cooking experience.
Once the dishes and drinks have been finished you will have time to enjoy them together with the other travellers for lunch as you talk about your Spanish travel experiences and learn hints from your guide to continue your Madrid experience. You will be able to repeat these delicacies back home as you will be handed out copies of these dishes's recipes.
Madrid Tourist Card
What better way to truly discover Madrid than with the fantastic Madrid Card. With this you can gain entry to over 50 museums, partake in a "Discover Madrid" walking tour or visit the Real Madrid Stadium Tour. The card gives you the option to select the choice of a 24 hour, 48 hour, 72 hour or 120 hour pass and you can also enjoy discounts on shopping, restaurants and nightlife such as a flamenco show.
· Free admission to more than 50 Madrid museums
· Priority access to Prado Museum, Madrid Royal Palace, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and Reina Sofia Museum, and the Cable Car
· A Guided tour of Madrid including Santiago Bernabeu Stadium tour and Las Ventas bullring
· Free guidebook and map to Madrid
· Shopping, restaurants and nightlife discounts
· Choose from 24-hour, 48-hour, 72-hour or 120-hour cards
As well as the card and discounts you will also receive a tourist guide with information about all of the museums and services that are included and these are available in 5 languages. You will also receive a map of the city showing the locations of participating establishments so everything will be easy to locate.
Includes priority access into Prado Museum, Madrid Royal Palace, Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, Reina Sofia museum, Wax museum, Cable Car and Real Madrid stadium tour and up to 50 more museums
For a full list of all the Museums and activities that are free to enter with your Madrid Card click here.
Warner Theme Park
Take a visit to this fantastic theme park located roughly 20km from the center of Madrid where you will find the glamour of Hollywood Boulevard and the magic of Cartoon Village as well as 3 other areas. This theme park will be enjoyed by everyone from hardcore theme-park fans, with something for the most daring, and also rides for people who are a bit more laid back.
Water Park Aquopolis
Address: Avenida de la Dehesa, s/n
28691 Villanueva de la Cañada
If you dont fancy a theme park then maybe a water park is more up your street and what better park in Madrid than Aquopolis! It has a whole variety of slides for all ages as well as different places to eat and all the amenities to make your day fantastic! For more information visit the website.
If you would like to come to Madrid and experience this great city and you are still looking for a place to stay then take a look at Habitat Apartments where you will find a great selection of apartments dotted around the city. Featured below is the Contemporáneo Apartment in the La Latina barrio.
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