Your Summer of a Lifetime in Madrid

Becky Wicks

June 30, 2021

Put some added sparkle into your summer with unforgettable experiences at some of the best museums and attractions across Madrid. Meet your favourite cartoon characters, watch medieval craftsmen at work in a trip to the 13th century, or explore one of the world’s biggest private art collections. 

Go wild, stay excited, and get your spark back this summer in Madrid! This hand-picked selection of cultural fan favourites and adventurous activities serves up something for every kind of traveler. So, what are you waiting for?

Parque Warner

For the sun and fun worshipper

Why you’ll love it: Thrills, spills, superheroes, and meet-and-greets with cartoon characters… there’s more than enough to occupy the whole crew for hours at Parque Warner Madrid. Watch live shows starring Looney Tunes characters or Wild West shootouts, and scream yourself silly on hair-raising rollercoaster rides.

Puy du Fou España

For the history buff

Why you’ll love it: A one-of-a-kind immersive park that throws you so far into its historical re-enactions, you might forget which century you’re really in! See hundreds of majestic birds in flight above your head, watch local tradesmen hard at work on their medieval crafts, and try 13th-century Spanish delicacies in a huge medieval food market.

Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza

For the inspiration-seeker

Why you’ll love it: A chance to explore one of the most extraordinary – and largest – private art collections in the entire world. Visit this crucial part of Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle of Art’ for an art experience like no other. Don’t miss the themed audio tour to learn about topics like jewelry, food, fashion, inclusivity, and even sustainability.

Museum of Illusions Madrid

For the selfie-taker

Why you’ll love it: Nothing is what it seems here! Come and learn about vision, perception, and the power of the human brain in a mysterious world of illusions. Want to see your friend’s head on a dinner plate? How about feeling tiny on a huge chair, or shrinking your sibling or friend? You’ll question what’s real and what isn’t as your mind plays tricks on you.

Parque Warner Beach

For cooling off in the sizzling Spanish heat.

Why you’ll love it: From rides and slides to pulse-racing aqua aerobics dance classes in the pool, you’ll find whatever floats your whole family’s boat here. Literally. Top up the tan in the lazy river, make a splash in the wave pool or get straight onto the water slides surrounded by a cast of Looney Tunes characters! The skip the line tickets guarantee more splash-tastic fun under the sun.

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