Spain/Portugal/Gibraltar - Madrid between Christmas and New Year
Nov 20, 11, 10:00 am
I have an overnight planned for some tapas and sherry related fun in late December. Then the thought struck - how much of Madrid will be open? From experience in London I know most of the interesting eating and drinking places will be very shut...do tell me this isn't the case in Madrid, and specfially around Ibiza metro station.
Nov 20, 11, 10:43 am
In 2001 I spent Christmas in Torrevieja and New Year in Lisbon, we were driving so had 3 nights in Madrid on the way past and everything was very much business as usual.
Nov 20, 11, 1:19 pm
I was in Madrid from 29th Dec - 1st Jan some 3 or 4 years ago, and didn't notice any big difference from a non-holiday period, frankly.
Dec 11, 11, 5:26 am
You might find it's actually busier. Christmas is not the main holiday, so people are more business as usual. The big day is the 6th January.
Dec 11, 11, 11:06 am
I was there two years ago. Everything's open (including museums).
I happen to be in Madrid at a similar time (Dec 28-Jan 4) I had similar questions. Glad to here it will be business as usual.