Madrid is a multicultural and open minded city where love can be found or rekindled with the help of its amazing scenery and multipurpose activities. Sometimes you don’t need to spend a lot of money to show your significant other how much you appreciate your relationship! Take the opportunity and surprise your soul mate with these unique destinations for every type of couple. I’ve provided suggestions for activities for a gay couple, a football fan couple, an intellectual couple or just simply an open minded couple that wants to have a good date.
Romantic rowing at El Retiro Park
Retiro Park is the most important park in Madrid. The huge pond, the Crystal Palace, and the natural views will be your accomplice for the perfect date! Why not take advantage of its beautiful scenery and have a picnic with free music, wine, and delicious food? You can enjoy your dessert in a rented boat as you admire its artificial pond, located next to the King Alfonso VII monument, while you give some bread to the ducks and fish. This is, as well, a remarkable experience to have during your alone time; this park might be famous, but it is big enough to find lonely places and the best of all is its reduced price! The park has free entrance and the boat rent is just 5.8 EUR (approximately 6.3 USD) during week days and 7.5 EUR (approximately 8.1 USD) on weekends for a whole hour!
Pop the question in Círculo de Bellas Artes
If both of you are art fans or you just simply want to see Madrid from a different perspective, you can go to one of Europe’s most important cultural centres. After enjoying some of its drawings, sculptures, and paintings in the exhibition rooms, you can go up to the roof-top terrace and relax with incredible views of the city, like Gran Vía, Cibeles Fountain, and Madrid’s City Hall. You can have a drink and chill, if the moment is appropriate why not pop the big question with these incredible views in the background? The entrance to the exhibitions and the terrace will be no more than 5 EUR (Approximately 5.4 USD).
Take your love to new heights with Madrid’s cableway
How about an eleven minute ride over Casa de Campo Park on Madrid’s cableway? You can spend some alone time while you enjoy the view of the Royal Palace, Temple of Debod, Madrid Río (Madrid’s River), and the Rosaleda de Madrid (Rose garden). If you have children, it won’t be a problem; you can leave them in the supervised playground area, while you have a meal or a drink on the terrace. The sunset view is amazing from here! You can enjoy a round trip ride for just 5.9 EUR (approximately 6.4 USD) per person.
For football lovers: Santiago Bernabeu
Each couple has its own story; if both of you are united because of football, don’t hesitate to visit Santiago Bernabeu Stadium! The entrance is a bit expensive compared to the previous romantic ideas, it costs 20 EUR (Approximately 21.7 USD) per person, but the tour is totally worth it. Both of you can take as much time as you need to complete the tour, you’ll learn more about the history of the Real Madrid football team, as well as all the championships they have earned, their current and past players, and you are going to have access to all the stadium facilities, including the team’s dressing rooms and the coach’s front seats! Don’t forget to surprise your soul mate with a surprise gift for the shop at the end of the tour, or what about buying tickets for the next match?
Chueca neighborhood for gay couples
Tired of receiving weird looks whenever you try to express your love in public? Good news! Madrid is an open minded city and has its own “gayborhood”. You are going to feel comfy when you walk in the streets, don’t hesitate to have a romantic meal in one of many restaurants! You can’t miss the Gay Pride Day (Marid MADO’16), starting from July 1st, when Chueca Plaza becomes dressed in rainbow colors and celebrates how love has no limits!
Don't hesitate to take your lover to this unique destination
Every couple is different, and Madrid is the perfect city to fulfill your lover’s expectations! You don’t need to be a millionaire to enjoy an amazing day.
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