Madrid Weather February Averages, Spain
What's the Weather Like in Madrid in February
The month of romance is still a little chilly but certainly packed with activities in Madrid. You can expect an average temperature of around 7°C during the day, with a very pleasant high of 12°C, and an evening low of around 2°C, meaning you could experience a frost or two of an evening.
Just like January, rain is quite prevalent in February compared to other months in Madrid, with around 40mm expected on average throughout the month, working out at around 7 days per month with some rain occurring.
Average Sunshine Hours
The sun shines on average for 2 hours per day, however those hours are likely to be quite bright indeed, giving you the perfect opportunity to explore the city on foot in relative comfort during these quieter winter months.
Madrid Hotels in February
Those looking for a trendy budget accommodation in the heart of Madrid should book themselves in at the Hat Madrid. A short walk from the Plaza Mayor and other central attractions, this fashionable hostel is located within a traditional townhouse and is an excellent juxtaposition of old and new. Featuring bright, breezy rooms with balconies, quirky furnishings and free WiFi, you'll have everything you need at this friendly hostel. Complimentary breakfast is provided as part of the package.
Only YOU Boutique Hotel
For something a little more elaborate, consider Only YOU Boutique Hotel for a unique accommodation experience in the heart of Madrid. Occupying a former 19th-century palace, this ornate hotel features grand rooms and suites with modern flourishes and all the conveniences to make your stay as comfortable as can be. Amenities include room service, 24-hour reception, a contemporary dining restaurant, cocktail bar, fitness room, beauty treatments and massages.
Visitors who want to stay somewhere eclectic than offers considerable value-for-money should look into the Hostal Chueca. With a range of dorms and private rooms, this friendly and modern hostel features fashionable decor with a range of amenities at hand such as an urban restaurant, modern bar, roof terrace, communal kitchen and lounge area. Plaza Mayor is a 15-minute walk away and the nearest Metro station is merely around the corner.
Bars and Restaurants
For the authentic Madrileno cafe experience, head over to Matilda, a popular neighbourhood cafe that makes an excellent spot for morning coffee, brunch or a light lunch. A short walk away from the Puerta de Atocha railway station and tucked away along an unassuming side street, this charming cafe doesn't have much space to offer but that adds to its overall appeal.
Another place to park yourself during the day and escape the brisk temperatures is La General. When you pass through its welcoming doors, you'll be forgiven for almost mistaking the place for a public library or living room, and as such it's a fine spot to spend a lazy afternoon or stock up in the morning over a hearty breakfast and cup of coffee before seeing the sights of Madrid. With a range of hot drinks, sandwiches, light lunches, breakfast dishes, cakes, pastries and smoothies on offer, there's something for everyone at this ever-popular neighbourhood haunt.
Visitors who want to sample the very best of what Madrid has to offer gastronomically, Diver XO is particularly recommended. One of the latest developments in the conceptual dining scene, and billed as one of the best restaurants in the world, this exclusive eatery provides a dining experience like no other. With food served on 'canvasses', and sauces painted onto dishes, art comes into play at every level in this restaurant and it's a far cry from the traditional dining world. Presenting a refined menu of the finest seasonal dishes using fresh ingredients, Diver XO is known for its month-long waiting list so it's worth booking well in advance of your trip if you wish to sample its culinary delights.
Dry Bar 1862
Known for its high ceilings and minimalist decor, Dry Bar 1862 ranks as one of the city's most sought-after cocktail bars and makes a brilliant spot for an evening tipple. With a staggering range of spirits behind the bar, this establishment does cocktails exceptionally well, along with classics such as gin & tonic.
Things to do in Madrid in February
Museo del Romanticismo
As its name suggests, the Museo del Romanticismo showcases the spoils of the Romantic art and cultural movement and acts as a compendium to the high culture of the 19th century. Housing a treasure trove of mostly paintings, furniture, porcelain, books and photos, this pleasing museum is often passed over by tourists in favour of the Golden Art Triangle and as such is something of a hidden gem - and well worth exploring. Occupying an 18th century mansion which was converted into a museum in the 1920s, there's a limit of 100 people in the museum at any one time. Admission is free from 2.30pm onwards on Sundays.
With a focus on contemporary culture and 21st century happenings, CaixaForum Madrid showcases the best of art, music, literary events and other goings-on in the city. Famous for its striking facade, the centre is a sight to behold and is worth visiting alone for its stunning architectural styles. Housed in a former electric power station, this is a fine example of urban regeneration and there's always something taking place here. A cafe, shop/bookstore and restaurant complete the centre's amenities.
Santiago Bernabeu Tour
Madrid is a mecca for football fans and the Santiago Bernabeu Tour provides the only way to immerse yourself in the sporting legacy of the city. Visit the Bernabeu Stadium, home of the world-famous Real Madrid football club, and take a self-guided tour of its grounds and inner quarters, including the dressing room. A series of interactive exhibits bring the place to life while providing some context to the place. A must for all sports lovers!
Located in the atmospheric (and now defunct) Delicias railway station, the Railway Museum is an excellent transport museum which is a great place for family outings. Discover the various railway vehicles under the cast iron roof (locomotives and carriages), as well as a range of other artefacts, materials and exhibits that bring the history of the Spanish railways to life. The museum puts on a regular range of activities such as educational workshops, theatrical performances and train rides in the gardens. Put your feet up in the cafe - in a beautiful 1930s restaurant carriage, no less.
Taking place at various venues across the city, the Madrid Carnival is one of the city's biggest events and visitors travelling in early February should expect to find the streets awash with citizens decked out in various colourful costumes and flamboyant dress. Promoting an inclusive atmosphere of a free-for-all, you're encouraged to join the party and take part in the celebrations.
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