Getting engaged while traveling abroad is a grand gesture your partner will never forget, and there’s no better city to propose in than Madrid!
This bustling metropolis is overflowing with unique locations for a proposal—with its parks and natural landmarks as some of the top picks for a backdrop that is sure to sweep your significant other off their feet. But what if you want to add an extra special touch to your proposal? Something that will make the day that much more memorable?
We’ve got you covered—let us show you what our top five romantic ways to propose in Madrid.
Rent boats in Parque del Retiro
Grab a bottle of cava, get a cute sign, and prepare for the perfect proposal in Madrid on water in the lake in Parque del Retiro.
You can rent rowboats in the park for a nominal fee—particularly for how special it’ll make your big day.
Come afternoon or evening, as the sun begins to set, is a great time to take your partner for a boat ride that he or she will remember forever.
Festive decorations hung from the Palacio de Cristal
The lake isn’t the only romantic place to propose in Retiro Park, however! For a stunning backdrop, head to the Palacio de Cristal—a beautiful, all-glass conservatory that was built in 1887 for the Exposition of the Philippines—and hang up some festive decorations.
We say go big and get giant balloons that spell out “Marry me!” to really wow your significant other on this important day.
Gather friends dressed in white to toss rose petals
Why not get your loved ones in on the surprise?
Choose a place that is special to you two and recruit some friends and family. You can have them dress all in white and give them something fun to toss up in the air in celebration, like rose petals or confetti. They can either hide nearby and jump out as you get down on one knee, or you can find a way to work them into the proposal before popping the question, too.
It could be fun to plan a scavenger hunt and give each friend or family member a different clue that leads your future fiancé/e to you!
Plan a sunset surprise at the Templo de Debod
As the sky fills with warm sunset hues and the lights turn on at the Templo de Debod, it’s your time to shine! Sunset is the ideal time to propose at this ancient Egyptian temple in Parque de la Montaña, and you’ll get to enjoy lovely views of the surrounding gardens that lead to the Palacio Real the whole time.
Afterwards, choose to either have an evening picnic in the park or go for a leisurely stroll with your husband- or wife-to-be.
Photo-worthy personalized signs
The more you can customize your proposal to best fit your relationship and your future spouse, the better!
We love cute personalized signs that will make you laugh and smile even more than you already will be—they really seal the deal for an extra photo-worthy proposal.
From “He asked… she said yes!” to “We decided on forever,” there are hundreds of adorable engagement quotes out there to choose from, and we can’t wait to capture the moment you hold those signs up when you propose in Madrid.
Have you decided how you’re going to propose in Madrid? Leave the rest up to us.
When you hire Photo Tours Madrid, we’ll set you up with an experienced proposal photographer to capture this special moment.
All you have to do is sit back and enjoy the big day! Contact us to reserve your proposal date today.