When we talk about romance, immediately scenes of beaches or summer flowers come to mind. However, winter in Madrid can be as romantic or more than any Caribbean beach or summer escapade.
Just arriving at Hotel Sterling anytime from the end of November to the 8th of January you will be able to breath the special festive atmosphere around you, people are happy and cheerful, looking forward all the different seasonal events and family celebrations.
What is there more romantic than walking down the Gran Vía hand in hand, sharing a bunch of roasted chestnuts packed away in a paper bag from one of the many kiosks that appear during he winter? In the evening when the cold starts getting a bit too much, the centre of Madrid offers a million hideaways where to share a nice “merienda” (early dinner or high-tea) with your loved one. Hot chocolate with churros, deep fried dough sticks, or a steaming café con leche (latte) accompanied by warm cakes, or maybe some nice hot tapas shared over some local wine, can do the trick for an informal romantic experience.
In the morning to brighten the mood you can always take a walk down Puerta del Sol towards the Royal Palace and once you get there just enjoy the views from one of the wonderful cafés in Plaza de Oriente.