Tradition and Culture

Discover the best spots in the city to enjoy Spain’s artistic expression par excellence

Savoury dishes and sweets, tapas and wines of the land. What and where to eat in Madrid.

From medieval times to the movida movement, explore the city's rich history.

Don’t miss the weekly changing of the guard (on Weds and Sat) and the special Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Enjoy the emotion, the passion and the gastronomy of a fully Spanish tradition.

Festivals, sweets, chotis dance and bullfights in the feast honouring Madrid’s patron saint.

August is a fantastic month to experience Madrid at its most authentic, with the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities.

Join Madrileños in Puerta del Sol at midnight for your 12 lucky grapes, watch the Three Kings parade through the city, take part in the San Silvestre Run on the last day of the year, and fill up on delicious Yuletide treats!

Enjoy the opening ceremony, the parade, the burial of the sardine and an endless range of activities for children and adults.

Zarzuela is Spanish opera, including spoken dialogue and depicting the social realities of the Madrid of bygone days.



Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

Visit more than 50 museums and enjoy numerous discounts.