We spent very little time in Madrid and there is a simple reason for that, it’s bloody boiling in the Summer and nowhere has A/C. Still we had to go and see Cousin Matt so we braved the heat….
We spent most of our few days here going out and enjoying Madrid by night, luckily we had a willing baby sitter and of course Madrid’s night life is seriously full on. Still, most of what we did wasn’t suitable for a family friendly travel blog. So I’ll stick to what we did do with the kids which wasn’t much to be honest.
There was a trip to the cinema in the Gran Via looking for A/C, the cinemas here are BIG and OLD and shouldn’t be missed. We also went along to Natural History Museum which had an exhibition on poo, which went down a storm with the boys.
We went for a hangover nursing afternoon in Malasana where I managed to find a bar I used to frequent 20 years ago. It had a good selection of games so it was backgammon and cocktails in a classic and elegant Madrid bar.
If you do go to Madrid with the family, take my advice don’t go mid-Summer.