Winter hen weekends in Madrid are great for shopping and sightseeing. The city turns into a winter wonderland from December-March, when the Royal Palace and the main plazas are often dusted with snow. The weather's pretty dry but cold, so take your woollies.

Madrid is far less touristy in winter, which means smaller queues at museums, galleries and restaurants.

Things to Do

Hen weekends in Madrid are synonymous with shopping. Hit the boutiques, check out the flea markets and don't expect to come back empty handed! If you want to do more than shop, get a little culture. Check out masterpieces by Picasso and Rembrandt at the Prado Museum. Relax and beautify at the Arabian baths or try your hand at cocktail making.

Nightlife

Madrid has a fantastic nightlife scene and unlike Ibiza and Benidorm, the clubs don't shut after summer. Madrilenos love their drinking and dancing. Don't even think about going out before midnight! Do dinner late and then hit the cocktail bars, rooftop bars and jazz clubs. The city has a huge salsa scene, so pack your dancing shoes.

Packing

Madrid is cold, clear, bright and dry in winter. Snow falls fairly frequently but not heavily. You'll need to take some warm clothes, jumpers, a coat and a pair of boots.

Food and Drink

Try a tapas meal or warm up with the chocolate con churros, Spanish doughnuts served with thick hot chocolate. They're usually served for breakfast but you can get them as snacks at any time of day.

Accommodation

Stay in the city centre. Apartments are often cheaper than hotels as you can split the cost. Having said that, winter hen weekends in Madrid are excellent value for money and you can get some great deals on hotel rooms. Ask the Henorita team to book accommodation for you and save Euros.

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Date Posted: Tuesday 26th November 2013

Author: Cathy Alexander