What to do in Madrid this Fall

September 24, 2018
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It still feels like summer in Madrid but it won't be long before temperatures go down and leaves turn crimson and gold. Autumn days call for cozy plans and comfort food and that's what you will find on this guide. On today's post I'm going to tell you what to see and do in Madrid this fall. Just because the weather in October and November is not as good as in the previous season, it doesn't mean you have to stay at home. As a preview I can tell you that we are going to see a ghost metro station, the most beautiful colors in Madrid's famous parks and a cozy fall meal.
Does it sound like something you'd like?
Let's get started.
platform 0 chamberi ghost museum metro station madrid
VISIT THE GHOST STATION
A.K.A. Platform 0 or Chamberi Station, this spooky metro station is one of those secret places in Madrid you need to know about. Take a trip down memory lane in this ghost station inaugurated in 1919 that is now a museum where you can see advertisements from the time, ticket offices and other memorabilia from the early 20th century.

The architect was inspired by Parisian stations of the time and managed to make the station appealing to those who were reluctant to travel underground thanks to colorful details and an abundance of white tiles to make it brighter. It was used as a shelter during the Spanish Civil War and closed its doors in 1966 when logistical difficulties meant that Chamberi could not be extended. In 2008 it reopened to the public again completely restored as a museum.

You can stroll down the station, from the ticket offices to the platform, and discover a 1919 station with its original pieces. It's funny to picture yourself in a vintage outfit waiting for the metro. I always do that when visiting historic sites, do you?
Even though the station is not used as such anymore, the metro still passes through it, so you'll see trains on both directions during your visit.

Opening hours:
Thursdays 10am to 1pm.
Fridays 11am to 7pm.
Saturdays and Sundays 11am to 3pm
Entrance is free.
platform 0 chamberi ghost museum metro station madrid
platform 0 chamberi ghost museum metro station madrid
platform 0 chamberi ghost museum metro station madrid
platform 0 chamberi ghost museum metro station madrid
platform 0 chamberi ghost museum metro station madrid
platform 0 chamberi ghost museum metro station madrid
HAVE A ROMANTIC AND COZY MEAL AT GIGI
Walk 5 minutes southwest from Chamberi station and you will find Gigi, a romantic restaurant with a pink room that reminded me of Instagram favorite Sketch in London. The ambiance can be described with one word: hygge. Have you ever heard this word? This term has become increasingly popular in recent years. Hygge is  is a Danish and Norwegian word used to describe a moment as cozy, charming or special.

We had a wonderful experience at Gigi. My husband and I eat out quite often and we both agreed that we haven't encountered staff as lovely as Gigi's in a long time. We ordered a cheesy burger -the creamy melted cheese tasted like heaven- and the equally delicious ceviche -a dish made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices- with diced avocado and mango sauce. For dessert we had the chocolate brownie with nuts and their famous cheesecake. The latter is so popular that in the menu it appears as "the best cheesecake in Madrid". Now I haven't tried all the cheesecake in Madrid but this one surely lives up to its name. It's creamy, smooth, decadent and melts in your mouth. Everything you can ask for in a cheesecake.

Restaurant info:
Address: calle Luchana, 13. Madrid
Phone: +34 680 40 89 71
Price: $$ - $$$
gigi romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid
gigi romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid
gigi romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid
gigi romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid
gigi romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid ceviche
gigi romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid burger
gigi romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid
gigi romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid chocolate brownie
gigi cheesecake romantic restaurant chamberi luchana madrid
FALL FOLIAGE
A favorite place of mine to visit during fall are Madrid's beautiful parks. I can't wait to see Parque del Buen Retiro in fall foliage. It's a feast to the eyes! Apart from Retiro, La Quinta de los Molinos and El Capricho are a must when seasons change. glass palace autumn fall retiro park madrid
autumn fall retiro park madrid
GO SEE A MUSICAL
One of the things we love the most about Madrid are the many leisure options it has to offer. Needless to say, there's no shortage of plays and musicals in Madrid. Hubby and I are excited about seeing West Side Story which premieres October 3rd. We've never seen the movie so we thought the musical would be a great idea to see this modern adaptation of tragic love story Romeo and Juliet. There's already a spot in our October agenda for it!
Right now, in Madrid you can also see world famous The Lion King, Billy Elliot or Dirty Dancing.

Want more? Visit the most viewed Madrid guides:
What to do in Madrid this summer
What to do in Madrid this spring
The most Instagrammable places in Madrid
Madrid for Foodies: the Best Food Markets

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15 comments

  1. Nice photos. Made me want to visit there :)


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  2. Another super interesting post about Madrid with this fantastic ghost station! And the colors of the trees in fall is awesome!

    Have a great day xx

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  3. Living on Cloud NineSeptember 24, 2018 at 1:23 PM

    How beautiful!! I want to visit so bad!! happy week ahead!

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  4. What a trip! Scenery to food, it looks perfect!

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  5. Look so beautiful. Can’t wait to visit one day.

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  6. I've always wanted to do something like a ghost tour/walk! I should make that on a bucket list for this Halloween :)
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  7. So many fun things to do and see! I love Spain!

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  8. You're a wonderful guide and writer. Reading your descriptions, I can imagine myself there. Thanks.

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  9. The ghost tour sounds so interesting!

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  10. I wish I got to see the ghost station when I visited in the summer! I wanted to go, but timings just weren't right. Still need to do one of those tours in London though too! #citytripping

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  11. That restaurant looks so cozy and inviting! I think the ghost station sounds really interesting and would be a fun option too!

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  12. http://ladyfi.wordpress.comSeptember 26, 2018 at 8:36 PM

    Wonderful shots.

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  13. I visited Madrid in summer and missed most of these! I need to go back now! Great places!

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  14. Ghost tour sounds really fun. Food is amazing too!

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  15. The park would look so amazing in autumn! I went to Madrid during the summer and loved it. This has made me want to go back! #citytripping

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