1 August, 2021

Spend the coolest summer in Madrid

Madrid in August is an almost deserted city. A large part of its population takes advantage of the month to visit places on the coast to cool off for a few weeks. If this is not your case and you had to stay in Madrid this month, don’t worry, we bring you the most refreshing plans to spend the summer heats.

For lovers of the performing arts there is an unavoidable date. From July to September, the Festival Escenas de Verano (Summer Scenes Festival) takes place. You can find all the information in the link. There are more than five hundred performances between classical, jazz, flamenco, open-air cinema, art, performances, circus, dance and theatre concerts. Come on, the one who gets bored, is because he wants to.




The Magnetic Terrace at Casa Encendida, is a circle of electronic music performances programmed by no other than by Andrés Noarbe. Thinking head and executor of Discos Rotor, the record store par excellence that from an eighth floor on Madrid’s Gran Vía, has been delighting lovers of this genre with the best proposals.

If your thing is the aquatic environment, do not worry, we’ve not forgotten about you. You have many swamps and lakes that will make you forget the famous phrase “en Madrid no hay playa” (“There is no beach in Madrid”). The natural pools of the Dehesas, the Presillas de Rascafría, the Pantano de San Juan, the natural pool of Riosequillo or the Picadas reservoir, will help make your summer in the capital a wonderful experience, surrounded by nature and leisure activities. Which one are you going to decide for?

El Patio de Mahou arrives to make summer evenings more fun. Located in Calle Fortuny, 53 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., and on the weekends from 1:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m., you can enjoy a proposal full of music, in a landscaped setting. Such an irresistible plan, don’t you think?

Another popular phrase that we love is “de Madrid al cielo” (“From Madrid to Heaven”) and it could not be more accurate when we talk about the rooftop pools that you can find in the capital. Refresh yourself enjoying the wonderful sunsets that Madrid offers while having a brunch or a cool drink. Here you can get more information.


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For music lovers we also have other suggestions, such as Live the Room, an event organized by the Riu Plaza de España hotel that is enlivening the summer afternoons and nights.

The Casa de Campo Pool is a classic of the classics in the city’s summers. The Lago pool, at the metro station of the same name, is one of the most popular in Madrid, recently renovated and with all the biosecurity measures,  August is also one of the summer months in which you will need to wait the least to access. Advantages of the Madrid summer.

Sightseeing in the surroundings of the capital is another great alternative in August. In Madrid you can find natural landscapes full of calm no more than half an hour away. We leave you here a link for those of you who have not met them yet.


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We want to end this post with some options for those who have decided to invest in selfcare this month. The offer of spas in Madrid is very wide. Nothing better than a relaxing day dedicated to our health to feel and look better and later connect with one of the night plans we suggested before.

From L’Atelier Óptica we wish you the best of summers.

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