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Oh Look! The Leaves are Changing

Autumn is here in Madrid. Wondering what you can do to experience typical characteristics of Autumn? Well look no further, we have a few ideas for you.

How do you feel about Autumn? Do you love it as much as we do?

Did you think you would miss out on the typical characteristics of Autumn while in Madrid? Don’t worry, we are here to let you know where you can feel the Autumn nostalgia right here in Madrid.

The number one thing that let’s you know Autumn is here is the changing of leaves and the fact that they are falling off the trees is also a very big give away.  The parks are a great place to see the trees in different stages of leaf change.

  1. Retiro Park is a great park to go and sit or walk to appreciate this season. Not to mention all of the other cool things to do there like take a boat out on the river/lake or is it just a body of water in the middle of a park.
  2. Casa de Campo is also an amazing option. This park is super big, it’s actually the largest public park in Madrid. Fun fact it is five times bigger than Central Park in New York.  There is so much to do here from riding some rides, a lake, and a zoo (y’all they have dolphins). Anyways back on topic: Autumn.

In both parks you can have a peaceful walk (well as peaceful as you can get with locals, tourists, dogs, kids, and practically anything that can walk strolling around the park).

We did not forget about the food. How could we its one of the biggest reasons folks travel. Are we right, or are we right? During Autumn there are some fruits and foods in abundance here in Madrid. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, jack frost nip…… Let’s bring it back. Here in Madrid chestnut stands make an appearance during Autumn. Yes, they are actually roasted in front of you even though you don’t see the fire or large flames (we know, seeing the fire is part of the fun). Wild mushrooms are in abundance and you can go hunting for them or be lazy and just wait to buy them in the super markets. Who loves making a mess and barely getting any juice or substance while eating a promegranate? Just kidding, promegranates are a great source of a bunch of stuff (you thought we were going to tell you huh lol). These fruits are also in abundance during this time of year.

So enough about food. Let’s talk festivals/markets. Medieval Market is happening in Alcalá de Henares from the 6th of October to the 12th. So technically it’s not in Madrid but it’s literally only about a 45 mins train ride to the city center of Alcalá de Henares. Check the homepage of the medieval market to find out more information.

Here are a few things in Madrid that reminds us of Autumn? Leave a comment below to let us know what is your favorite season and what you do to celebrate it living abroad.


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