Summer plans to beat the heat

By | 26 July, 2023 | 0 comments

Summer has arrived with a bang, with very high temperatures and a forecast set to be the hottest in living memory. Thermometers in the city of Madrid are approaching 40 degrees, making it very difficult to make the most of the day.

However, if Madrid is characterised by anything, it is the wide range of cultural and leisure activities that can be enjoyed in places or at times that are protected from the sun’s rays. Here are some of the things you can do if you visit Madrid in July and August:

  1. Spend the day at the Parque Sindical pool. This pool, until recently the largest in Europe, is located in the Parque Deportivo Puerta de Hierro, formerly known as the Parque Sindical and still referred to by many as such. It is located on the road to La Coruña and is easily accessible by bus and metro. In addition to the swimming pools and the surroundings, there is a beach bar where you can enjoy a bite to eat or a refreshing drink between swims.
  2. Visit the Art Triangle. In the middle of the day, when it is at its hottest, it is a good idea to remain indoors and it can be a very good opportunity to explore the Art Triangle, made up of the Reina Sofia Museum, the Prado and the Thyssen Museum.
  3. Enjoy summer cinema. Is there anything more delightful than a summer cinema? Enjoy a great film in the open air at one of Madrid’s legendary venues, such as the Parque de Bombilla, the Matadero or the Ciné Doré summer screenings.
  4. Take a trip to the San Juan Reservoir. If you’ve never been, now’s your chance. Just a few kilometres from Madrid, you can cool off in the reservoir and eat in one of the restaurants. It’s the closest thing to a beach in Madrid.

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