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What to wear in Madrid in Summer (June, July & August)

What to wear in Madrid in Summer (June, July & August)

Are you wondering what to wear in Madrid in Summer?  In this guide we will tell you EXACTLY what to pack no matter if you are visiting Madrid in June, July or August. This includes guidance on how to dress for the weather, dress codes as well as Madrid special events in Summer.

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Weather in Madrid in Summer 

Summer in Madrid is classified as June, July and August. June is technically the first month of Summer and is the coolest but the temperatures rise pretty quickly. But what can you expect the weather to be like generally in Summer?

How hot is Madrid in Summer?

Couple in El Retiro Park in Madrid in Summer
Madrid Packing List for summer

Generally speaking the average temperatures in Madrid in Summer range from average lows in June of 16°C/60F rising to average highs of a warm 32°C/89.6F by the end of July. 

Is it rainy in Madrid in Summer?

Rain should not be a big concern for you in Madrid in Summer. June is the wettest of the summer months however even then there are typically only 3 days of rain in the month. While July and August are very dry with only 1 day of rain in each month. Therefore waterproof wear and umbrellas are not a concern.

Note: if you are traveling to other cities and regions in Spain be sure to check out our other monthly guides:

Note: we always recommend checking the forecast at your destination(s) 7 days out from travel to make sure there are no expected weather fronts i.e. heatwaves or cold snaps.

How do local people dress in Madrid in Sumemr?

No matter what time of year you are traveling to Madrid you will find the locals dress stylishly but for the hot temperatures. The locals will have lots of natural fabrics and loose-flowing silhouettes as part of their Summer capsule wardrobe.

Dress Codes in Madrid

For most places in Madrid, and Spain in generally there aren’t dress codes you need to worry about. However the main place in Spain you have to worry about dress codes is in churches.  Therefore if you plan to visit a church while in Madrid, or are heading on a day trip to Toledo where the main attraction is the church it is worth having a modest outfit with you which covers your shoulders and knees.

What to wear in Madrid in Summer

Woman and man in Plaza de Espana in Madrid in Summer
What to wear in Madrid in summer (June, July or August)

Before we get onto the specifics of what to wear in Madrid in Summer for women and men, we wanted to reiterate that we think it is a great idea to pack a capsule wardrobe. It means you are less likely to lose your luggage when traveling and prevents you from overpacking. For help in packing a capsule wardrobe check out these posts:

Best Shoes for Madrid in Summer

But first we will turn our attention to shoes for Madrid in Summer.

Sneakers

Sneakers in my opinion are the best shoe for any city break in Spain. Historic cities in Spain have cobbled stone streets and uneven surfaces so you need a comfortable walking shoe. And in my opinion sneakers cope best with cobbles, bridges and the uneven surfaces that you find in Madrid as they have good soles and arch support. 

My favorite brand of sneakers for walking are Hoka and AllBirds, however you also can’t go wrong with a plain white sneaker as they go with everything. One of my favorite pairs of white sneakers is the Adidas Cloud Foam shoes.

Sandals

Teva Women’s Original Universal Sandal, Black, 7 M US
  • NOTE: ‘W’ mentioned on the product box and product denotes ‘Women’s, not width
  • Classic athletic sandal featuring hook-and-loop webbing straps with padded heel strap
  • Contoured EVA footbed and midsole
  • Zinc-based
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Sandals are my other must pack shoe for Spain. Just be sure to pick a pair that they have a good sole and arch support that can cope with cobbled stone streets. 

What to wear in Madrid in Summer for women

So what does a Madrid Packing List for Summer look like? For women we recommend packing: 

Skirts and Dresses

Dresses are one of my favorite things to wear in Madrid in Summer. I tend to wear dresses that are Maxi in length and that also have a cap sleeve as then you can wear these if you decide to tour religious places such as in Toledo for instance.

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Trousers

As the temperatures are hot and dry in Madrid we recommend packinga linen pant instead of warmer pants like jeans. For more information on traveling with linen check out this post.

Blouse

A loose blouse is another good pick for visiting religious sites and for evenings in Madrid. Personally I like plain white linen shirts as they are very easy to use as part of a capsule wardrobe.

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T Shirts

T Shirts are a great base for Madrid no matter what season you are visiting. For Summer I like to pack a short sleeve t-shirts and style-wise, I tend to stick to a plain or lightly patterned t-shirt instead of neon, graphic or slogan tees as they work better in a capsule wardrobe.

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Layers

Although Madrid is hot in summer we recommend packing a couple of top layers like a light beach hoodie and waterfall cardigan for evenings.

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Pashmina

A pashmina should be on your Madrid packing list no matter the month you are visiting. They are great for cool evenings but also to make outfits more modest for churches. Click here to shop pashminas

PJs or Nightie, Underwear and Socks

Goes without saying.

Swimwear (optional)

Only required if your hotel has a pool.

Sunglasses

Madrid can be a dazzling city in spring so be sure to pack a pair of sunglasses with good UVA protection.

What to Wear in Madrid in Summer Packing List for Men

Couple on tablet in square in Madrid in Summer
What to wear in Madrid in summer (June, July or August)

Alongside our regular men’s travel essentials we recommend adding the following items to your men’s packing list for Madrid:

  • Trousers – recommend selecting natural fabrics such as cottons and linen
  • Mixture of long and short sleeve t shirts for day time and night
  • Shirts – mix of long and short sleeve
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sneakers
  • Smarter Pair of Shoes for dinner
  • Pjs
  • Underwear
  • Swimwear

What to Pack for Madrid in Summer (Non Clothing)

So now you know what to wear in Summer including the best shoes to pack, we will turn our attention to what to pack for Madrid other than clothes. 

FAQs about our Madrid Packing list

Do you need a coat in Summer in Madrid? 

You won’t need a coat in summer in Madrid. However you may want some top layers.

Can you wear jeans in Madrid?

You can wear jeans but we don’t recommend it as the temperatures are high they can be uncomfortable.

Should I pack swimwear? 

If your hotel has a pool then we recommend packing swimwear.

Have you been to Marid in Summer? What did you wear? We would love to hear in the comments.

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