The capital of Spain, Madrid, is a gem located smack in the middle of the country. It is known for highlights such as El Retiro Park, Museo Nacional Centro De Arte Reina Sofia and The Thyssen Bornemisza Museum. Much of Europe is very pet friendly, especially when it comes to dogs. Whether you are on a road trip through the country or coming to Madrid to stay for awhile, you will find several hotels that will welcome you and your furry friend.
Many restaurants with outdoor seating have no problem if your dog sits with you. Some will happily provide bowls of water and possibly even snacks for your pup. Take your tapas outside with something cold to drink and enjoy your meal in great company.
Most parks also welcome leashed dogs and a few have “off leash” hours. Retiro is one of these and Parque Pinar de Barajas another. Both allow dogs to roam freely. If you are in need of a doggy daycare or dog walking, PulyGar is a good choice. They offer a variety of services that can help make your stay in Madrid easier.
Love to read? Head to TuuuLibreria, where you can pay what you like for books or drop off some of your already read classics. Pets are welcome to join you. There are even some stores that welcome dogs on a leash and muzzled. Zara, Pull & Bear, Massimo Dutti, Stradivarius, Bershka, and Uterque all allow entry with pups who meet these conditions.
To end your night with a big dose of fun, head to Fulanita de Tal, a bar where you can catch live music on some nights. They welcome dogs to visit with their owners, but you will need to be the judge if your pet would enjoy the music, too.