Madrid Weather June Averages, Spain
What's the Weather Like in Madrid in June
Officially summer in Madrid, the temperatures warm up in June, and this is probably the best time to visit the city. Very warm, but not as hot as the coming months, June is a great time to see everything Madrid has to offer. You can expect an average temperature of 21°C, which reaches an average high of 29°C, before falling to a still rather warm low of 13°C during the evenings.
Rain and Average Sunshine Hours
Rain is minimal in June, which is great news for those who don't enjoy having to carry an umbrella around, with only an average of 30mm throughout the month, affecting 6 days to some degree. On the other hand, Madrid enjoys a huge 12 hours of sunshine per day in June, meaning sun-cream is a definite must.
Madrid Hotels in June
A quick walk from the Santo Domingo Metro station is the Hotel Mayorazgo, a pleasing 4-star accommodation which will easily meet all your needs for any trip to Madrid. With clean and comfortable rooms that come in a variety of styles, the hotel features artwork throughout, as well as room service, an onsite restaurant, lounge and cocktail bar and airport shuttle service. The hotel also has business meeting facilities.
Casa de Madrid
Those in search of boutique accommodation should take a look at the Casa de Madrid, in elegant hotel in an 18th century landmark building which is located opposite the Royal Opera. Featuring individually-furnished rooms, guests are greeted with complimentary bottles of wine during their stay and room service is available. Offering spaces to relax and retreat such as the classic salon and library, this is an excellent option for those who want a romantic getaway with easy access to the city's sights and attractions.
Another choice accommodation in the Opera district is the Hostal Oriente, located exactly opposite the Metro station. Featuring individually-decorated and comfortably-furnished rooms, this friendly hotel provides visitors with all the amenities they need, and it's a great choice for those who want to be within easy walking distance of the city's landmarks and cultural attractions - the Royal Palace of Madrid is a mere 5-minute walk away.
Bars and Restaurants
Madrid is teeming with trendy neighbourhood cafes and Toma is no exception to the rule. With long, narrow benches and bicycles stuck to the walls, shabby chic is very much the order of the day, but that shouldn't distract attention away from the quality of the food and coffee available. Open early for breakfast, this is a great place to fill up before a full day of sightseeing; coffee connoisseurs will also be impressed by the calibre of hot and cold drinks here.
Museo del Jamon
For a quintessential Madrid culinary experience, you have to visit Museo del Jamon. Famous for appearing in a Pedro Almodovar film and known for its hams hanging down from the ceiling, this eatery provides an authentic feel for the city which is hard to find elsewhere. The staples of the menu are fairly basic - but that's part of the charm and style, and what's more, it's certainly an easy and cost-effective dining option. Stop and watch the life of the city whizz by as you kick back with a beer and a couple of tapas servings in this unique setting.
Another Madrid establishment which is charmingly untouched by modern fads and trends is the unassuming Venencia. Opened over 70 years ago, this rustic bar is a throwback to the days of the Spanish Civil War and was frequented by Ernest Hemingway when he made his jaunts to Madrid. The food and drink is as unpretentious as the decor - it's largely Spanish wines and tapas and not much else - and the owners intend to keep it that way. You won't find any classy cocktails gracing the menu here, but nor will you find a bar as authentic and rich in character as La Venencia elsewhere in Madrid.
Chocolateria San Gines
No trip to Madrid would be quite complete without sampling some delicious chocolate and churros, and Chocolateria San Gines is the place to taste these unmistakeable Spanish treats in all their glory. This age-old establishment has also been around longer than any Madrileno can remember, and that's a testament to the popularity of the place. As per Spanish siesta culture, you can expect to find this place open until the small hours of the morning, when hungry locals stock up on late-night sweet treats.
Things to do in Madrid in June
Located to the west of the city centre, the Teleferico (cable car) is one of Madrid's most popular attractions, and perhaps one of the most low-lying of its kind in the world (it never rises above 40 metres). Spanning over the sprawling Casa de Campo parkland, this lovely attraction is a big hit with tourists and provides a unique way of taking in the city.
Zoo Aquarium Madrid
Another attraction within the same vicinity is the Zoo Aquarium Madrid, which makes for an excellent family day out. Spread out over 20 hectares of parkland, the zoo dates back to 1770 and is one of the few zoos in the world that houses giant pandas. Home to a dolphinarium, a petting zoo, aviary and a large primate collection, there's roughly about 500 land and water-dwelling species living here. A range of activities are organised at the zoo throughout the year to keep young ones entertained.
Parque de Atracciones
Adventure-lovers and adrenaline junkies can't go wrong with Parque de Atracciones, another landmark of the Casa de Campo expanse. Featuring a range of dizzying and vertiginous rides, there's something for everyone at this ever-popular theme park. Younger visitors are sure to appreciate Nickeodeon Land, while those seeking peace and quiet will be well-served by the nature area; daredevils are encouraged to check out the latest addition to the park, the 'Abismo', every inch as thrilling as its name would suggest.
Occupying the site of the former stables for the Royal Palace, the manicured Sabatini Gardens easily rank as some of the most beautiful gardens in Madrid, and they're certainly worthy of a visit. Dating back to the 1930s, they're free to enter throughout the day, although it's recommended that you visit at dusk, when the evening hues cut a particularly beautiful sight against the ornate sculptures and delicate topiary.
Standing proudly over the Plaza de Oriente you'll find the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre), one of the grandest and most illustrious buildings in the city that's home to a wide variety of cultural events. Dating back to the mid-19th century, Teatro Real is the city's prime concert hall and should be on the list of anyone interested in high culture or architecture. Those wanting to explore this magnificent structure can join a daily guided tour before retreating to the onsite museum, allowing you to explore the place in deeper detail.
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