Valentine's Day in Madrid is coming… the big day of love. It doesn’t matter if it’s love for your family, friends or couple, as long as it is true passionate love.
It’s a day to celebrate, and if you are living in Madrid you don’t want to miss the chance. Shops, restaurants and streets all decorated for the big day, with fresh flowers, romantic details, anything you can imagine.
There’s a lot of things you can do to celebrate this day, so gather with your friends, family or your couple and… happy Valentine’s Day!
This day is celebrated on February 14th of each year. Even though you should express your love to your partner everyday of the year, this is a special occasion to remind him/her how special he/she is for you.
We are sure you have heard a lot of things about this tradition, but have you ever heard about its origins? Today it still remains a mystery, the only thing we know it’s that this festivity contains both Christian and ancient Roman traditions.
Do you know who Saint Valentine was? The legend says he was a priest during the third century in Rome. At the time, it was believed single men were better soldiers than the married ones. Valentine found this unfair so he outlawed married to young men in secret. When the Emperor found out he put him to death. Valentine was a martyr so now this day is celebrated to commemorate the anniversary of his death.
Valentine’s Day 2020 comes strong, are you excited?
In this guide we want to recommend you the best things to do so you can surprise your partner or your friend. Or how knows, maybe it’s you who gets a surprise! Valentine’s day is celebrated differently in every country, so here are some of the most popular ways of celebrating this day in Madrid:
Another option is to go to the Teleferico in casa de Campo, where you can enjoy Madrid’s views and then have a romantic walk.
-Tartan roof at Círculo de Bellas Artes
-The Casino’s terrace
-Alaia Holidays: located in Gran Vía. They give you the option of preparing your own dinner, which is perfect. They are very well decorated and they have a jacuzzi in every room.
-Melia Madrid Princesa: this hotel is very popular on this day. It’s a very luxurious, so if you want to spend a bit more money, check the amazing suites.
-Catalonia Gran Vía: another luxurious hotel that offers jacuzzi and amazing views of Madrid. It’s located in the city centre.
This day is a special day and you should take the time to prepare and enjoy the ideal date with your loved or loved ones. This day doesn’t consist on spending all your money doing expensive plans, sometimes it’s better to prepare simple but special dates. That’s why we think it’s a great idea to think of creative ideas for a date, instead of doing the usual and typical things.
Here are some creative ideas:
Madrid is a big city and as you can see, there’s a lot of plans and places. It’s a nice thing to explore them with your partner on a romantic date that neither of you will forget.
We wish you a happy Valentine’s Day!
See you soon,
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