12 activities to do in Madrid at the Puente de la Constitución 2018


Christmas lights in Madrid

One of the dates with a greater offer ofcultural and leisure activities in Madrid is the Constitution Bridge, also known as the December bridge, which this year 2018 It becomes a long four-day bridge.

It is traditional that in this pre-Christmas time every year there is a wide range of leisure proposals in Madrid, many of them suitable for go with children.

These proposals combine activities closely linked to Christmas dates, such as Christmas lights or nativity scenes, and a wide range of leisure and cultural shows.

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What to do in Madrid on the December bridge

Then I will suggest 12 things to do in Madrid in the Constitution Bridge 2018.

See the Christmas lights 2018

Ideal to do as a family, from 6 pm on Friday, November 23, you can already see the traditional Christmas lights,

Going to see Christmas lighting is traditionally one of the main reasons to visit the center of Madrid during the December bridge, and it is also a great pretext for the capital to be visited by many tourists at this time.

Christmas market of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid

Visit Christmas markets

This is an era already marked by the upcoming Christmas, which includes activities such as installing Christmas decorations in homes or starting to buy gifts.

The traditional markets that are installed in the center of the city offer you a wide range of Christmas products as well as many suggestions for gifts.

In fact, these markets take center stage in many places in the center of Madrid, some of them presented as gift fairs.

Where to buy Christmas gifts

Thus, the Christmas market of the Main Square It is the most popular when it comes to thinking about decorating the house because it is focused on this offer of Christmas products.

Christmas lights at the Puerta del Sol in Madrid

But in other places or areas of the center of Madrid, such as the new fair of Recoletos walk, you find other places to go to buy gifts.

See an exposition

... or several.

The exhibition offer In Madrid it is very wide.

Among the most outstanding this year 2018 you have the Max Bechmann exhibition at Thyssen Bornemisza museum, wave Roy Lichtenstein exhibition in the Canal Foundation.

But above all we must highlight the great Prado Museum exhibition 1819-2019, which takes place on the occasion of the bicentennial of this institution, one of the main attractions of tourism in Madrid.

Musical The Lion King on the Gran Vía in Madrid

What musicals to see in Madrid

He December bridge It is ideal to go to the cinema, but also to see a theatrical or musical show.

Here you can check the musical billboard in Madrid, among which this year you have The Lion King, already a classic of the Madrid billboard, andBilly Elliot, released last year.

The musicals that are great novelty this year are The Young Frankestein, Anastasia and West side story.

What nativity scenes to visit in Madrid

Christmas is coming and during the December bridge you can already visit nativity scenes in Madrid.

This year 2018 the City of Madrid shows at its headquartersCibeles Palacea popular nativity scene with figures of the prestigious belenista José Luis Mayo, but there are numerous other nativity scenes that you can visit once you have passed the festive bridge.

Bethlehem of the Madrid City Council

Specifically, the Bethlehem of the Community of Madrid which is exhibited every year at its headquarters of the Sun Gate, which is the most visited in the capital and is usually inaugurated in the week after the December bridge.

Here we propose a route to visit nativity scenes in Madrid.

Open House Congressional and Senate Days

Other traditional visits taking advantage of this bridge are the Open House of the Congress of Deputies that are celebrated on the occasion of Day of the constitution.

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The Congress visits This year they take place on Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 December, just before bridge.

Coinciding with this official celebration, you also have the opportunity to visit the senate, institution that carries out its own Open House Days.

Congress of Deputies in Madrid

The dates of the days of free visits in the Senate They are this year on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday, December 5.

What to do in Madrid with children in Puente Constitución

Circus Price at Christmas

The circus is a Christmas classic, and in Madrid, if we talk about circus, it means referring to the Circus Price.

On Friday, December 1, the show Circus Price at Christmas, a traditional circus show in front of the most avant-garde that take place at other times of the year.

But when it comes to circus shows, this year you also have the option to see in Madrid Revelation of the Circus of Horrors, in the Magic Box, and Circlassic in IFEMA.

Cortylandia 2018 in Precious

Another Christmas classic in Madrid is, without a doubt, Cortylandia.

Yes the children's show Cortylandia It is presented in various centers of The English Courtundoubtedly that of the Precious Street It is still the most seen because all the families that visit the center usually pass through it.

As an advance to your visit, here you can see the 2017 Cortylandia video, pending to include this year's video.

See a play or musical

Another type of show that you can go to see as a family during the December bridge It is a play or a musical.

Naviluz, Christmas bus in Madrid

See the Christmas lighting on the Christmas bus 2018

One more year you can See the Christmas lighting on the Christmas bus,

It is a panoramic double-decker bus that takes a tour of the city center to enjoy the night lighting in this original way, and that this year has been baptized as Naviluz.

This year the christmas bus It starts on November 29 to see the Christmas lights in Madrid.