59% of Spaniards who celebrate Valentine’s Day spend an average of €95.48 on it, according to the Spanish Consumer Association. However, it is not necessary to spend a fortune to enjoy a special day with your partner And if you still don’t know what to do, the following list may give you some ideas.


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Walk through flowering almond trees

Almond trees in bloom in the Quinta de los Molinos public park, Madrid
Almond trees in bloom in the Quinta de los Molinos public park, Madrid

A good plan to do as a couple (or also alone) is to take a walk or enjoy a picnic in a pleasant environment such as the Quinta de los Molinos park. This has numerous tree species such as olive trees, pines or eucalyptus, but without a doubt the stars are the almond trees and since February 5 they have already started to bloom. The weather forecast for Wednesday, February 14, is a maximum of 16 °C, with few clouds, so the excuse of bad weather to go out for a walk is not valid.

  • How to get there: Metro Suanzes (L5). Buses: 77, 104, 105, 114, 146.
  • Hours: open every day from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Monet Exhibition

Immersive room of the Monet exhibition at the CentroCentro cultural center, Madrid.
Immersive room of the Monet exhibition at the CentroCentro cultural center, Madrid.

More than 50 works by the father of impressionism Claude Monet are on display at the CentroCentro cultural center brought from the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris, the city of love. The Monet exhibition It is a perfect plan to immerse yourself in the calm, colorful and luminous landscapes illustrated by the renowned French painter with your partner.

  • Admission price: general €16, reduced €14.
  • How to get there: Metro Banco de España (L2). Buses: 001, 1, 2, 5, 9, 10, 14, 15, 20, 27, 34, 37, 45, 51, 52, 53, 74, 146, 150, 203, C03, E1.
  • Hours: every day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (last pass at 7:00 p.m.).

Arabian-style steam and massages

Couple in the Hamman Al Ándalus Arab baths.
Couple in the Hamman Al Ándalus Arab baths.

The city of Madrid has a very present Arab past and one of the traces of this legacy are the Arab baths Hamman Al Ándalus. This reinterpretation of ancient baths is an experience of deep relaxation through massages, intoxicating steam and everything that water has to offer for the well-being of the body and mind. There are 20% discounts for experiences for two people.

  • How to get there: Atocha street, 14. Metro Sol (L1,2,3) or Tirso de Molina (L1). Buses: 002, 6, 17, 18, 23, 26, 32, 35, 50, 60, 65, M1, SE712.


The Alcanzorla bridge, in the Sierra de Guadarrama.


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Retiro Boats

Archive image of the boats in El Retiro.
Archive image of the boats in El Retiro.

He boat ride through the Retiro Grande Pond It’s a somewhat hackneyed plan, but it’s still a Madrid classic. It is a plan taken from a Monet painting and perfect to spend Valentine’s afternoon. The only problem will be which of the two will row first.

  • Price (per boat): Monday to Friday €6, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays €8.
  • Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 3:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (closing time will be at 6:30 p.m., depending on sunlight).
  • How to get there: Metro Retiro (L2). Buses: 1, 2, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 51, 52, 60, 61, 63, 74, 146, 152, C1, C2.

Drinks with city views

Sunset on the Rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.
Sunset on the Rooftop of the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.

Madrid offers a beautiful skyline that you can enjoy from various rooftops to toast your relationship. The most famous are the one at the Riu Plaza España hotel, La Azotea del Círculo de Bellas Artes or the Palacio de Cibeles restaurant. However, there are many other terraces spread throughout the capital, such as those at ABC Serrano’s Torcuato, the Only You hotel in Atocha, the Iberostar Las Letras on Gran Vía, the Sky Lounge Picos Pardos or the bar at the UMusic Hotel, in front of the famous Tío Pepe de Sol poster.


Couples' padlocks anchored on a bridge in Rome.


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