What's the Weather Like in Madrid in September
Whilst many countries consider September to be approaching autumn, Madrid is still in the grips of summer, experiencing an average of 22°C per day, with a high of 29°C, and a low of only 14°C during the evening. There is much to see and do in Madrid throughout the year, but the slightly cooler temperatures of September, compared to the previous two months, along with the cooler evenings, make this a very popular time to visit.
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Madrid Hotels in September
Visitors in search of quirky and cost-effective accommodation in the heart of Madrid should consider a stay at Mola! Hostel, which is an easy walk from both Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol. Comprising mixed and female-only dorms furnished in a bright minimal style, the hostel offers en suite bathrooms, WiFi and balconies. Breakfast is served daily for a fee and regular city tours are provided.
Hotel Unico Madrid
For something a bit grander, book a room or suite at the Hotel Unico Madrid. Located in the upscale Salamanca neighbourhood, this trendy hotel is a 5-minute walk from the Serrano subway station and occupies a stately 19th century mansion. Featuring chic and tastefully-designed rooms, the hotel offers guests room service, an onsite fine dining restaurant, fitness facilities, spa, library and airport shuttle service. There's also a garden/ courtyard area which makes the perfect place to relax throughout the day.
Set in the historic centre of Madrid, The Principal is another luxury accommodation which is worthy of the praise it gets. Each of the hotel's elegant rooms come with their own sound system, TV, minibars and coffee makers. Upgraded rooms provide whirlpool baths and city views. Other facilities at the hotel include a haute cuisine restaurant, a hip rooftop cocktail bar, fitness centre, spa treatments and a roof terrace with outdoor showers, sunbeds and a water feature.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're serious about breakfast or brunch, then make a pitstop at Federal Cafe in the Conde Duque neighbourhood. Very much a local meeting place, this trendy cafe attracts a mixed crowd and serves coffee and hearty brunch dishes to the highest of standards. Its large windows make an excellent place to watch the world go by.
Cacao Restobar is the place to go if you want to sample some delicious Venezuelan and South American cuisine in Madrid. Serving up a range of delicious of veggie-friendly options, this charming neighbourhood restaurant is a welcome respite from the tapas-heavy Spanish dining you'll find across the city. A family-run establishment, you'll be warmly received at this intimate eatery, where the staff are more than happy to guide you through the menu and provide recommendations.
Those looking for somewhere truly memorable are encouraged to reserve a spot at Santceloni, one of the finest haute cuisine restaurants in Madrid. Serving up exquisite dishes using the best locally-sourced ingredients, and paired with an equally fine list of wines, you're sure to have a meal you won't forget at this esteemed eatery. Bear in mind that entrance to this restaurant requires a formal dress code.
Once you've enjoyed your slap-up meal from one of Madrid's fine restaurants, why not kick back with a cocktail at Del Diego? Exuding the air of a glamorous New York bar, classic sophistication is the order of the day (or evening) at this swanky central Madrid establishment. You'll find a large list of familiar concoctions here - from the mojito to the martini or the caipirinha - all of which are shaken or stirred exactly to your liking.
Things to do in Madrid in September
Inspired by London's Crystal Palace, Velazquez Palace is a structure you'll notice if you're walking around the Retiro Park in central Madrid. This striking structure is covered with steel and glass designed to let in as much natural light as possible, and regularly hosts a range of artistic and cultural exhibits throughout the year.
Royal Botanic Gardens
A short walk from the Prado Museum and Retiro Park you'll find the Royal Botanic Gardens, a well-preserved green corner in the heart of this bustling city. The garden and its greenhouses comprise a staggering collection of upwards of 5,000 plant species and an informative library which you'll be impressed by, whether or not you're a keen horticulturist.
National Museum of Sciences
One of the largest and most extensive museums in Madrid, the National Museum of Sciences ensures a great day out for all the family. Dating all the way back to the 1770s, this museum has racked up a significant collection of prehistoric flora, fauna and rocks from around the world and there's a big emphasis on interactive learning, making this an immersive education experience. A regular range of exhibits takes place at the museum across the year - check their website to see what's happening here during the time of your visit.
If you're looking for a unique and novel way to explore the streets and sights of Madrid, why not rent a segway from one of the many companies based in the city? Segway Trip oversee a range of two-wheeled tours and journeys across the city, which you're able to choose from on their website. Subject to availability, join your tour guide and whizz through the streets of Madrid for a truly unforgettable experience- just be mindful of other pedestrians when you do so!