Madrid Weather November Averages, Spain
What's the Weather Like in Madrid in November
The winter has arrived in Madrid during November, however compared to some other European cities, you can still expect rather mild temperatures during this time of year. Madrid experiences an average November temperature of around 10°C, with a high of a very pleasant 15°C, and a low of 4°C during the evening.
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November is a very popular time for Christmas shopping in Madrid, as visitors from across Europe begin their gift purchasing for the upcoming festive season.
Madrid Hotels in November
Pil Pil Hostel
For casual, contemporary accommodation in the heart of Madrid, take a look at the Pil Pil Hostel. An easy walk from Plaza Mayor and many of the city's other sights, this friendly and youthful accommodation comprises a variety of options, from mixed 10 bed dormitories to private rooms. Facilities include a lounge area and common room, steam room, kitchen, airport transfers and luggage storage.
Hostal Persal Madrid
Overlooking the Plaza del Angel, the Hostal Persal Madrid is another highly-recommended choice for budget accommodation during your November visit. Only a 15-minute walk from the Royal Palace of Madrid, the hotel's comfortable rooms are equipped with TVs and safes, while many are also equipped with Juliet balconies. A daily breakfast is available for a small fee, while there is also a bar, library, Mediterranean restaurant and business meeting rooms.
Westin Palace Madrid
If your budget can stretch quite a bit further, consider the Westin Palace Madrid. Only a short walk from the Prado Museum and the Puerta de Atocha railway station, this luxury accommodation features plush rooms and suites with mahogany furnishings; suites add living areas. Onsite facilities include a Cantonese restaurant and sushi bar, 24-hour fitness room, sauna and deck with seating, as well as massage and beauty treatments.
Bars and Restaurants
Madrid has many offerings as far as hip cafes are concerned, and La Bicicleta is among the very best of them. A halfway house between a bar, cafe and restaurant, this establishment is open all hours and features modern design, urban art and bicycles stuck to its walls. With its huge windows, industrial decor and comfortable sofas, this is an inviting place to kick back and relax on chilly winter days while you fill up on a hearty brunch. The hot drinks are served to impeccably high standards and they also do a pleasing array of baked goods.
For good beer and classic tapas, head straight to La Ardosa. Dating all the way back to the late 19th century, this neighbourhood hangout spot offers up a range of Irish beers, spirits, lagers and fine Spanish wines. The tapas are plentiful and great for sharing among friendly and family, making it the ideal spot for an afternoon meal or a fuss-free dinner in a relaxed setting. Bear in mind that this place fills up during weekday evenings - arrive early so you can bag a table. The salmorejo (cold tomato soup made with bread, oil and vinegar) is especially recommended.
Another popular Madrid bodega that's always brimming with chattering locals is El Tigre, which is worth visiting alone for the ambiance it exudes. Order a beer or cider and receive a generous serving of complimentary tapas on the side, and soak up the atmosphere of this lively establishment.
If you're after something a bit stronger, stop in at Guau Cocteleria in Cortes for an evening tipple. Gin is the order of the day in this swish cocktail bar, although all of their drinks are at a high spec and are worth ordering. A firm favourite among the locals, turn up at this bar any night of the week and you'll find it filled to the brim with customers. Serving tasty drinks in a relaxed setting, what more could you want in a bar?
Things to do in Madrid in November
November makes the perfect time to take a stroll in one of Madrid's many green spaces as the autumn season comes into swing and the city is littered with fallen leaves. Covering an area of nearly 100 hectares, the Oeste Park (West Park) is certainly worth exploring and is home to various features and sections which serve as a respite from the bustle of downtown Madrid. In the south end of the park you'll find the Rose Garden Ramon Ortiz, while the Teleferico (cable car) departs from here.
One of Spain's most famous exports or traditions is bullfighting and Las Ventas is Madrid's prime location for the sport. Whether or not you condone the game itself, there's no denying that Las Ventas - one of the largest stadiums of its kind in the world - is a stunning sight and a visit is certainly recommended. Audio tour guides are in fact available in 8 different languages, which whisk you through the various areas of the site and the Taurine Museum.
A fine example of urban regeneration in Madrid, the Matadero is a cultural complex that houses a variety of spaces by the banks of the Manzanares River. Formerly the city's main slaughterhouse, this gargantuan site puts on a range of events across the year from art exhibitions, literary talks, non-fiction cinema screenings, music and theatre performance. Check their website to see what's going on around the time of your visit.
Thanks to high-speed rail travel, it's very easy to factor in a trip to one of Madrid's neighbouring cities during your visit if you're looking to explore the surrounding area. The ancient city of Zaragoza - which can be reached within a couple of hours from Puerta Atocha station - easily stands out as one of Spain's most beautiful cities thanks to its Medieval churches, castles and terracotta buildings. Stroll the traffic-free streets of the city centre, step inside the imposing Basilica del Pilar, visit the turreted castle and sample tapas from one of the many bodegas in the city, which are among some of the best in Spain.
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