What to Pack in Madrid: Clothing
Madrid, Spain has yearly averages of temperatures that rarely drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit and never really raise above 90, save rare occasions usually in August. Because of this, you will not have to worry about heavy winter gear and boots. Madrid has fair weather and people their dress casually but with a definite sense of style.
In Madrid, you will do a lot of walking, so it is best to plan ahead to avoid foot pain and fatigue. Light sandals or tennis shoes are comfortable, but in many places in Madrid, you may feel the social pressure to dress more upscale. You will have to weigh the differences in comfort vs style to find some happy medium, but be sure, if you are able, you will climb hundreds of stairs in the metro and have to traverse at least one winding road on foot during an evening out.
You will want to pack comfortable but classy clothes. There will be no need for a heavy jacket and boots unless you travel there in the middle of the winter months and you have a low tolerance for the cold. It never really drops below 40. Make sure to dress respectfully when visiting churches. It is reported that jeans are acceptable, but shorts and tee shirt will get looks.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about reviews of clothing in Madrid.