Sunday in Madrid
Sundays are definitely my favourite day in Madrid. Be it summer or winter, Madrileño Sundays are a day for indulgence, pleasure and socialising. Rather than suffering a hangover at home alone or preparing for the working week, Madrileños make sure they enjoy every moment of the weekend to the max.
If you didn't get to see all you wanted of Madrid's Museums then Sunday is the perfect day for round two - entry is free at the Prado between 9-7pm, Thyssen-Bornemisza between 10-7pm and Reina Sofia from 10-2.30pm.
Then get down to the Rastro, one of Europe's largest flea markets (9am-3pm, C/Ribera de Curtidores, Metro: La Latina) to fritter away any remaining euros. This enormous market is heaving with people every Sunday and sells just about everything you could ever imagine. Even if you don't want to buy it's worth going just to see the enormous crowds milling up and down in search of a bargain.
And as the market winds down La Latina hots up and is full of life right into the evening. In the summer months there are hundreds of outdoor 'terrazas' to choose from for a bit of lunch, whilst in the winter people huddle up around the beer barrels in old favourites like La Taberna del Zapatero or La Corolla (C/Almendro). Another great choice if it's cold outside is El Mesón del Rastro (C/Santa Ana 8). This quirky family run locale serves up the best albóndigas (meatballs) and tortilla española in Madrid, as well as boasting a collection of over 200 vintage radios - The perfect end to the perfect weekend in Madrid.