Best Things to See & Do – Devour Tours
This post was originally published on November 14, 2016 and was updated on December 5, 2022.
It’s the calm before the holiday storm. Before you know it, Madrid will be all decked out for Christmas and Three Kings Day. We love the festive winter atmosphere in the city, but the last few days of autumn are a time worth taking advantage of as well.
As the crisp November air and clouds blanket Madrid, it’s the perfect time of year to tuck into favorite fall foods and get off the beaten path.
A peaceful autumn morning in Madrid. Photo credit: Henar Langa
Late fall is low season for visitors in much of Spain, and Madrid is no different. It’s a peaceful, laid-back time of year between the summer tourism rush and the holiday hustle and bustle.
If you’ll be in Madrid in November, you’ve made a good choice. Let us show you the best ways to make the most of the month!
Weather in Madrid in November
Madrid is at its most stunning in November as the trees burst into bright fall colors. Temperatures are perfectly crisp and autumnal, averaging between the high 40s and the mid-high 50s Fahrenheit (10–15 degrees Celsius). Nights and early mornings are definitely on the chillier side, so be sure to dress in warm layers.
It’s worth keeping in mind that November is Madrid’s rainiest month, with an average of 2 inches (50 mm) falling throughout the month. This adds up to a total of about nine potential rainy days.
Bundle up! Chilly weather starts to arrive in Madrid in November.
Things to Do in Madrid in November
See a Show at the Autumn Festival
Madrid’s biggest and best performing arts festival of the year is a must when visiting in mid-late November.
For nearly 40 years, the Autumn Festival (Festival de Otoño) has featured music, dance and theater performances by stars from around the world. With dozens of events taking place at venues throughout the city, you can’t miss it if you’re looking to experience a little bit of culture and plenty of entertainment at the same time.
Enjoy Madrid’s Traditional Stew
There’s no better way to warm up after a chilly morning of sightseeing than by digging into a hearty, delicious plate of cocido madrileño. You’ll find the traditional meat-and-chickpea stew on tables across Madrid year-round, but we particularly love it in winter.
The best part? Although the general idea is the same across the board, no two cocido recipes are exactly alike. We guess you’ll just have to eat your way around some of the city’s best restaurants to try and find your favorite! Our vote goes to Taberna La Bola.
We feel nice and cozy just looking at these warm little pots of cocido madrileño simmering on the stove!
Take a Day Trip
We love Madrid, but sometimes a smaller, quainter city or town is calling our name for a quick escape.
Head beyond the capital and discover what else the region has to offer far from the busy city streets of Madrid. Toledo is always a good choice, as is the San Lorenzo de El Escorial Monastery, which is particularly beautiful in the fall.
If you don’t have access to a car, it’s easy to get there from Madrid on public transport. Just take bus #661 or #664 from the Intercambiador de Moncloa and get off at the San Lorenzo de El Escorial bus station. In just about an hour, you’ll be marveling at the idyllic UNESCO World Heritage site!
The breathtaking El Escorial monastery. Photo credit: Pedro Garcia
Visit Bernabeu Stadium, Home of Real Madrid
The iconic Real Madrid soccer team has won the hearts of generations of madrileños. Even if you don’t consider yourself much of a sports fan, it’s still worth touring the team’s massive stadium in order to understand this cherished aspect of local culture.
Tour Bernabeu takes you deep into the heart of the stadium, where you’ll see the team’s decades of history come to life before your eyes. You’ll also get exclusive access to the locker room, press room, presidential box and tunnel. The tour ends with the chance to step out onto the field itself, walking in the footsteps of legends.
A visit to the Real Madrid stadium is a great way to experience local sports culture. Photo credit: Vienna Reyes
Marvel at Madrid’s Egyptian Temple
Still can’t believe that Madrid really does have it all? The Temple of Debod will clear up any doubt. After all, how many other European capitals can claim a real, authentic Ancient Egyptian temple?
The Egyptian government gave the temple to Spain as a gift, and it was moved here from Egypt brick by brick. With views straight off of a postcard of the Casa de Campo park and its fall foliage, it’s one of the most beautiful spots here in Madrid in November.
You don’t have to go to Egypt to get a taste of ancient history. Photo credit: Willian Justen de Vasconcellos
Explore the Local Market
Fall means that market stalls all over Madrid are overflowing with fresh, colorful produce! One of our favorite things to do in Madrid in November is to spend a lazy, relaxed morning simply wandering the stalls of a vibrant local market, people-watching and sampling products from the proud vendors.
Not sure what to buy? Some of our favorite seasonal Spanish products available in November are bright orange pumpkin, fresh chestnuts, earthy wild mushrooms, and juicy pomegranates and oranges. Just be sure to save time for a drink and tapa at the market bar when you finish shopping!
Visiting the market gives you the chance to meet locals who are proudly carrying on a family tradition of selling fresh products.
Experience the Start of the Christmas Season
Even if you won’t be here in December, you’ll still be able to experience some Christmas magic in Madrid! The city officially turns on its holiday lights for the first time in late November. Enjoy a stroll around town as you marvel at the displays, or if you’re cold, hop on the Naviluz Bus for a magical ride.
Enjoy the hustle and bustle of the holiday season in Madrid! Photo credit: Jo Kassis
Madrid in November FAQs
Is November a good time to visit Madrid?
November is one of the best times of year to visit Madrid. Low season for tourism means that the city isn’t as crowded, and the weather is crisp and mildly chilly.
What is Madrid like in November?
Madrid in November is quite empty of visitors, making it easy to enjoy the city among the locals. The weather can be chilly but is still quite pleasant—though rain is not uncommon, so definitely bring an umbrella.
What is the hottest part of Spain in November?
Andalusia, Spain’s southernmost region of Spain, is still relatively warm and sunny in November.
Daily high temperatures decrease by 9°F, from 63°F to 54°F, rarely falling below 47°F or exceeding 71°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 8°F, from 44°F to 36°F, rarely falling below 27°F or exceeding 52°F.
For reference, on July 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Madrid typically range from 64°F to 92°F, while on January 15, the coldest day of the year, they range from 33°F to 50°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in November in MadridNov11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303020°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°FOctDecNov 163°FNov 163°F44°F44°FNov 3054°FNov 3054°F36°F36°FNov 1160°FNov 1160°F41°F41°F
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on November. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in November in Madrid
|Nov 2023||Illumination||Moonrise||Moonset||Moonrise||Meridian Passing||Distance|
|1||87%||–||11:54 AM||NW||8:38 PM||NE||3:49 AM||S||239,495 mi|
|2||79%||–||12:52 PM||NW||9:34 PM||NE||4:45 AM||S||242,925 mi|
|3||70%||–||1:40 PM||NW||10:35 PM||NE||5:39 AM||S||246,015 mi|
|4||61%||–||2:18 PM||WNW||11:39 PM||ENE||6:30 AM||S||248,529 mi|
|5||50%||–||2:49 PM||WNW||–||7:18 AM||S||250,300 mi|
|6||41%||12:42 AM||ENE||3:15 PM||WNW||–||8:03 AM||S||251,236 mi|
|7||32%||1:44 AM||ENE||3:38 PM||WNW||–||8:44 AM||S||251,321 mi|
|8||23%||2:45 AM||ENE||3:58 PM||W||–||9:24 AM||S||250,605 mi|
|9||16%||3:45 AM||E||4:18 PM||W||–||10:03 AM||S||249,196 mi|
|10||9%||4:46 AM||E||4:37 PM||W||–||10:43 AM||S||247,245 mi|
|11||4%||5:48 AM||ESE||4:59 PM||WSW||–||11:24 AM||S||244,933 mi|
|12||1%||6:54 AM||ESE||5:23 PM||WSW||–||12:09 PM||S||242,447 mi|
|13||0%||8:02 AM||ESE||5:53 PM||WSW||–||12:57 PM||S||239,965 mi|
|14||2%||9:13 AM||ESE||6:29 PM||SW||–||1:51 PM||S||237,636 mi|
|15||5%||10:23 AM||SE||7:16 PM||SW||–||2:49 PM||S||235,568 mi|
|16||12%||11:29 AM||SE||8:13 PM||SW||–||3:51 PM||S||233,817 mi|
|17||20%||12:27 PM||SE||9:21 PM||SW||–||4:54 PM||S||232,399 mi|
|18||31%||1:15 PM||SE||10:34 PM||WSW||–||5:55 PM||S||231,299 mi|
|19||42%||1:53 PM||ESE||11:50 PM||WSW||–||6:52 PM||S||230,497 mi|
|20||50%||2:25 PM||ESE||–||–||7:45 PM||S||229,988 mi|
|21||65%||–||1:06 AM||WSW||2:51 PM||ESE||8:34 PM||S||229,795 mi|
|22||76%||–||2:19 AM||W||3:16 PM||E||9:22 PM||S||229,970 mi|
|23||85%||–||3:32 AM||W||3:39 PM||E||10:09 PM||S||230,579 mi|
|24||93%||–||4:44 AM||W||4:04 PM||ENE||10:57 PM||S||231,686 mi|
|25||98%||–||5:57 AM||WNW||4:31 PM||ENE||11:46 PM||S||233,323 mi|
|26||99%||–||7:11 AM||WNW||5:02 PM||ENE||–||–|
|27||100%||–||8:25 AM||WNW||5:40 PM||NE||12:39 AM||S||235,469 mi|
|28||100%||–||9:35 AM||NW||6:26 PM||NE||1:34 AM||S||238,031 mi|
|29||97%||–||10:37 AM||NW||7:20 PM||NE||2:31 AM||S||240,850 mi|
|30||92%||–||11:31 AM||NW||8:20 PM||NE||3:27 AM||S||243,712 mi|
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Madrid is essentially constant during November, remaining around 0% throughout.
For reference, on July 25, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time, while on January 1, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in November in Madrid
Humidity Comfort Levels in November in MadridNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%OctDecNov 10%Nov 10%Nov 300%Nov 300%Nov 110%Nov 110%comfortablecomfortabledrydry
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Madrid is essentially constant during November, remaining within 0.2 miles per hour of 7.8 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on April 5, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.7 miles per hour, while on September 16, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.1 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during November is 8.0 miles per hour on November 17.
Average Wind Speed in November in Madrid
Average Wind Speed in November in MadridNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300 mph0 mph3 mph3 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph20 mph20 mph22 mph22 mph24 mph24 mphOctDecNov 178. 0 mphNov 178.0 mphNov 17.9 mphNov 17.9 mphNov 307.7 mphNov 307.7 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
The hourly average wind direction in Madrid throughout November is predominantly from the north, with a peak proportion of 38% on November 29.
Wind Direction in November in Madrid
Wind Direction in November in MadridWNNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%OctDecwestsoutheastnorth
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
The growing season in Madrid typically lasts for 7.6 months (232 days), from around March 28 to around November 15, rarely starting before February 27 or after April 22, and rarely ending before October 27 or after December 7.
During November in Madrid, the chance that a given day is within the growing season is very rapidly decreasing falling from 83% to 19% over the course of the month.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in Madrid
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in November in Madridgrowing seasonNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%OctDec83%Nov 183%Nov 1Nov 3019%Nov 3019%60%Nov 1160%Nov 11Nov 2136%Nov 2136%freezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarm
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Madrid are gradually increasing during November, increasing by 79°F, from 3,809°F to 3,888°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in November in Madrid
Growing Degree Days in November in MadridNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930303,500°F3,500°F3,600°F3,600°F3,700°F3,700°F3,800°F3,800°F3,900°F3,900°F4,000°F4,000°F4,100°F4,100°F4,200°F4,200°F4,300°F4,300°FOctDecNov 13,809°FNov 13,809°FNov 303,888°FNov 303,888°FNov 163,866°FNov 163,866°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of November, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Madrid is gradually decreasing during November, falling by 0.8 kWh, from 3.0 kWh to 2.2 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in Madrid
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in November in MadridNov1122334455667788991010111112121313141415151616171718181919202021212222232324242525262627272828292930300.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWh5.0 kWh5.0 kWh5.5 kWh5.5 kWh5. 0 kWh5.0 kWh5.5 kWh5.5 kWhOctDecNov 13.0 kWhNov 13.0 kWhNov 302.2 kWhNov 302.2 kWhNov 162.5 kWhNov 162.5 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Madrid are 40.417 deg latitude, -3.703 deg longitude, and 2,182 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Madrid contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 472 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,114 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (781 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (6,617 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Madrid is covered by artificial surfaces (100%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (61%) and cropland (19%), and within 50 miles by cropland (50%) and trees (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Madrid, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Madrid.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Madrid according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Madrid is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Madrid and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:
- Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport (LEMD, 95%, 9 mi, northeast, -184 ft elevation change)
- Salamanca Airport (LESA, 2. 7%, 101 mi, west, 413 ft elevation change)
- Valladolid Airport (LEVD, 2.5%, 107 mi, northwest, 591 ft elevation change)
LEMD, 95%9 mi, -184 ftLESA, 3%101 mi, 413 ftLEVD, 3%107 mi, 591 ft
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To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Madrid and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source’s contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.
All data relating to the Sun’s position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA’s MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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Provincia de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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rest and weather in Madrid (Spain)
Autumn has briefly looked into the capital of Spain. Throwing scarves on visitors and residents of Madrid, she did not slow down the pace of this amazing city. The homeland of flamenco lives an active, noisy and a little fussy life, welcoming thousands of tourists who come to stroll through its parks, visit the famous stadium and taste local delicacies, despite the autumn coolness and sometimes not too sunny skies. In this article, Kidpassage will tell you what to pack for your trip and how to spend time in Madrid in November.
Holidays in Madrid in November: the pros and cons of travel
The end of autumn is not the warmest time in this city, but it’s the perfect time to walk in the fresh air with a glass of coffee or cappuccino. The noisy Spaniards create a unique flavor that is impossible not to fall in love with, which is why the reviews about holidays in Madrid in November are positive.
What are the other advantages of traveling in November?
- Late autumn holiday prices drop significantly, so a November holiday in Madrid is a great option for a budget trip and the opportunity to see all the sights.
- Tourist activity also decreases during this period, which means that queues at museums will be reduced, and hotel rooms will be much more affordable than during the high season.
- For people who can’t stand the heat, November is a good month to explore the Spanish capital or to travel again. At the end of autumn, you can walk around the city as much as you like. The main thing is to have a warm jacket and a scarf in reserve in case of a cold snap.
Of the minuses can be noted:
- Reduction in the number of sunny days. In Madrid it is cloudy and windy, the temperature can drop to +6 °C. However, if you are not afraid of coolness, and in case of wind there is a scarf in your suitcase, then this fact is not a hindrance for you.
- Not the best time to travel with children. Long walks with a stroller will not always be comfortable, and most outdoor activities are not available during this period.
Weather in Madrid in November
Autumn in Madrid is not too long, and winter is not critically cold and rather short, but it should be borne in mind that the weather in November – December is the coolest of the year.
There are no sub-zero temperatures in the Spanish capital in November, but wind and autumn colds are observed from time to time.
The weather in early November is usually unstable, with possible daily temperature fluctuations from +17 °C to +7 °C. In this weather, you are equally likely to need a light jacket and an extra warm sweater.
The temperature in Madrid in mid-November during the day can rise to +20 ° C, but it happens that the daily readings barely cross the eight-degree mark. It is always colder at night than during the day, but the thermometers do not drop below +2 °C at the end of autumn.
The weather in Madrid at the end of November is also changeable, it can be warm, cool, windy or still. Keep an eye out for short-term forecasts and pack a warm sweater and scarf in your suitcase so the vagaries of Spanish autumn weather won’t take you by surprise.
The climate of the temperate continental zone in which Madrid is located is characterized by rather cool but short winters and hot summers. Autumn in the Spanish capital is warm, and the first cold often comes only at the end of October.
Air temperature in Madrid in November
The average daily temperature in Madrid in November is +14.9 °С, and at night it is about +8.3 °С. You can safely enjoy the amazing architecture of this sunny city, walking along its cozy streets, without fear of freezing or overheating.
There are relatively few rainy days in November – about four, and the total amount of precipitation is small – 39.2 mm. The rains here are small and prolonged, but they are unlikely to spoil your plans – the excursion program can always be adjusted.
Sunny, cloudy, cloudy days
The length of daylight hours in November approaches the annual minimum and is 9.5–10.4 hours. Having secured the glory of one of the sunniest cities, Madrid, even at the end of autumn, pleases with clear skies for 15 days a month (50% of the total number of days). A little over 9 days with variable cloudiness(30% of all days of the month) and 6-7 days can be overcast (about 20%).
Sightseeing holidays in Madrid
You will definitely not feel the lack of museums, galleries and other attractions in Madrid. Autumn travel has only one drawback: family entertainment in the form of water parks and outdoor attractions is no longer available at this time. However, you will not have time to get bored: we will help you create an excursion program in such a way as to surprise, occupy and captivate you for the entire period of your vacation.
So, walking around the central square in early November, take a look with the kids at the House-Museum of the Mouse Peres. It was created based on the famous Spanish fairy tale about how a few centuries ago, as a child, King Alfonso lost his first milk tooth, and the famous mouse took it away, exchanging it for a coin.
In the museum you will find cute things of a small rodent, get acquainted with his dwelling and see a whole collection of milk teeth, which includes exhibits that belonged to celebrities, and in particular to Isaac Newton.
Anyone can write a letter to the famous Peres, and he will definitely answer when he is not busy. The museum is recommended for children over 5 years old.
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For young and adult football fans, it is a great idea to visit Real Madrid’s home stadium – Santiago Bernabeu , as well as the museum of the famous Spanish club any day in mid-November.
Dozens of cups, the first of which is over 100 years old, proudly shine on the shelves and tell about the achievements of the team throughout its history. The interactive panels that the museum is equipped with will tell you about famous players and set records. Here you can also see how the football uniform of the club has changed over the years, and fans can buy a T-shirt with the logo or other symbols of the team in the souvenir shop.
Children can be carried away with another educational excursion, even if they were not interested in astronomy before. At an altitude of 600 m above the city, there is not only an observation deck with a magnificent view of the Spanish capital, but also the Planetarium of Madrid.
Modern projection systems installed in the building allow viewers to feel like they are in Earth orbit and take a journey through the constellations, planets and other galaxies.
The organizers have prepared several films for children of different ages, and excursion programs are devoted to various topics: the solar system, Martian landscapes, the mysteries of black holes and the northern lights.
A walk around the planetarium is a great astronomy lesson if your trip falls at the end of November and the kids miss a few school days.
For visiting with young tourists we also recommend:
- National Museum of Natural Sciences
- Xanadu Shopping and Entertainment Center
- Price Circus
- Museum of America
- Maritime Museum
Holidays, events, festivals
There is some lull in the Spanish capital before Christmas, but this does not mean that there are no holidays in Madrid in November. Cheerful, hospitable and friendly Spaniards are not able to sit still, they cannot live without music and have absolutely no idea about the measured pace of life.
At the very beginning of the month, November 1, Spain celebrates All Saints Day . On this day, the Spaniards honor the memory of their loved ones who have passed away, carry chrysanthemums to their graves and light candles. Young people, in accordance with European traditions, arrange costume parties and scare passers-by. In the country, this day is an official holiday, all government offices are closed.
In the evening, according to tradition, the streets are filled with the aroma of roasted chestnuts, and in numerous cafes and confectioneries, festive sweets appear in the form of almond balls in crushed pine nuts and baked sweet potatoes, which are cooked right on the street.
A little later, on November 9, Spain celebrates the Day of Our Lady of Almudena . After the solemn service, the festive procession goes through the city, and theatrical and musical performances are organized at various venues.
In the first half of November, the magic rhythms of jazz also sound over the city, which indicates the beginning of the International Jazz Festival in Madrid. You can enjoy great music from Spanish and foreign performers for several days in November.
Prices for holidays in November
By the end of autumn, there is a slight lull in the tourist bustle of the Spanish capital, which is also confirmed by prices in Madrid in November – holidays during this period are a little cheaper. However, this does not mean at all that there are no tourists in the city: this is a place where you want to come regardless of the season, and there is no shortage of travelers here.
Price of tours
Against the backdrop of a general decline in prices, the cost of tours in November is surprisingly stable and practically does not change compared to the previous month. The difference in price can be 1-2%, which, in principle, will not particularly affect the total cost.
Airlines are reducing ticket prices, and in November they can be purchased 5-10% cheaper than in the previous month. If you are also lucky with the weather during your vacation, then the trip promises to be not only budgetary, but also comfortable.
Hotels reduce prices as much as possible: if in the previous month you had to pay an average of 100 euros for one person, then in November the cost is reduced by 10% and amounts to 90 euros per person per day.
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Meals and transfers
Spaniards love to eat and infect all tourists who come to Madrid with their appetite. Dozens of varieties of famous tapas, traditional desserts and the hospitality of the hosts captivate and let your appetite run wild.
The prices of traditional dishes are not too high, especially if they are served in small cozy cafes where Madrid residents themselves go. You can try a stuffed tortilla for 5-7 euros, a bocadillo (Spanish baguette with fillings) will cost 1.5-4 euros, and you can enjoy the famous churros with a cup of coffee for 4-5 euros.
Public transport in the capital of Spain includes all possible types of transportation: buses, trains, high-speed trams, funicular. In addition, you can rent any convenient transport: bicycle, motorcycle, scooter or car.
The metro network is represented by 12 route lines, and for ease of movement, it is best to use a mobile application.
Using the application, you can check the balance of the travel card, get the desired route, track the arrival time of the train and find the nearest station.
Recommendations for families with children
If you are going to Madrid with a baby in late autumn, you should remember that if you have long outdoor walks in your plans, then November is not the best time to travel. The weather often changes, and within 2-3 days the temperature fluctuations can be up to 10-15 degrees, which is unlikely to be comfortable not only for your child, but also for you. Therefore, for a trip with small children, we advise you to choose the first autumn months, when nothing interferes with walking with a stroller.
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Traveling with school-age children is also best organized in September or October, as it gets colder towards the end of the season and all outdoor activities are closed. Although in this case there is always an alternative in the form of entertainment centers, children’s museums and walks on a sunny day. You can read about the places worth visiting with children, the choice of food and the features of family holidays in Madrid in this article.
It is also worth paying attention to the choice of clothes for traveling. With the same probability, you may need a light jacket, and a very warm sweater, and even a scarf, so the set of things in a suitcase should be varied.
Kidpassage hopes you find the tips and tricks in this article helpful as you plan your trip. We wish you sunny Madrid skies and a warm welcome that the locals are sure to give you.
Air temperature in November in Madrid
If this autumn you don’t want to mope and lose heart that it’s cold, windy and wet outside your window, then it’s best to immediately go to one of the warmest cities in Europe – Madrid. The city is full of vitality, there is no time to be bored here! After all, there are so many beautiful and majestic buildings and monuments around! In addition, the weather in Madrid in November is quite favorable for walking, photo and video filming and, of course, new sensations. Below is a summary of the air temperature in Madrid in the month of November, which will push you to the right decision.
Dynamics of weather changes in Madrid in November
During the month the temperature fluctuates from 8 to 18 C during the day and from 7 to 12 C at night. The November weather in Madrid is good because the difference between day and night temperatures is literally 2-5 C, which will perfectly complement all the positive aspects of your trip. In early November, the thermometer stands confidently at 14 C during the day and 12 C at night.
With some fluctuations, by the middle of the month the temperature can rise to 19 C during the day and 15 C at night. But by the end of the month, the temperature is steadily decreasing and in the 30s it can reach 7 C during the day and 5 C at night. But, you see, it’s still warm! Warmer jacket – and go!
Cloudy but not overcast!
Almost the whole month in Madrid you can see clouds in the sky, but it is difficult to call such weather cloudy. Partly cloudy, cloudy – yes. Very rarely, but still possible precipitation in the form of rain, but that’s even good. On such days, you can visit more museums, theaters, cinemas, restaurants. In November, good conditions for photography! The sun is no longer so bright, so there is no need to squint in anticipation of the notorious “bird”. You can find out what awaits you at the beginning of winter – what is the weather like in Madrid in December – in the next article.