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Atocha Advances
5 April 2017

The best places where sunbathing in Madrid

Do you like the sun? Summer is coming, and when the heat is close, tourists and natives from Madrid look for the best locations to sunbath before the the summer season arrival.

However, and despite Madrid has not a beach, there are many awesome places with great views where to enjoy the sun with the best company.

What do you prefer: beach or mountain? In Madrid you can choose between different kind of pools and mountains… Let’s go!


The sun in Madrid can be enjoyed in different places, but there is one that is now the preferred: the roofs of the capital. In downtown buildings, terraces and even trendy restaurants that open their doors with the new season. Not only you will enjoy a good suntan, but also fantastic views. Even with pool!

El Retiro Park

In the heart of the city and surrounded by trees we can enjoy a perfect suntan, looking at the blue sky. You can see tourists and locals in bathing clothes, sunglasses and other beach/pool stuffs anywhere in the park or navigating by boats on El Retiro lake. Enjoy the sun!

Natural pools

One year ago, in our blog, we showed a review with the best natural pools of Madrid (Las presillas, Rascafría …). Locations where to spend the summer with family, friends, or alone… You have many natural pools! Choose one and discover which is the best for you!

Sierra madrileña

There are numerous corners in the Sierra de Madrid where you can spend a quiet summer day, p.e. the Sierra de Guadarrama. You can sunbathe or lie down under the shade of a tree, you will be surrounded by flowers and nature. Ideal for picnics!

Casa de Campo

Amazing place in front of the lake of Casa de Campo. Sunbathing here is a privilege! You will enjoy the warmth and the beautiful views. It’s one of the best options you can find in the center. Close to the lake, there are several bars with terrace too. But attention! There are usually much people sunbathing here! Go soon or you will lose your seat!

Swimming pools

Open from May to September. It’s one of the most refreshing options for sunbathing. If what you are looking for is a calm place this is not your site, these pool used to be very crowded with families, children and teenagers! But it’s a refreshing and cheap choice!

Sport activities

Many people take advantage of the summer months practicing running, pilates, cycling or skating. Our recommendation? Do it in the mornings, when the sun is softer. In Madrid Río you also have a long way for running. Do not miss it!


If you don’t like sunbathing, the best option are the terraces of the restaurants and bars that you will find throughout the city. While you taste tapas or snacks you can enjoy the sun in the street or on rooftops of buildings.

We love Madrid! If you want to add something or tell us how was your visit, please write a comment above! 😉

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