Information on the coronavirus

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The Spanish government has formally declared a state of emergency, placing the country in lockdown. People are ordered to stay at home until further notice and only leave if they have to buy food or medicine or go to work or hospital.

 

All parks, gardens, restaurants, bars, shops and other establishments in Madrid, except supermarkets, chemists, tobacco shops, press kiosks and petrol stations, will be closed from Saturday, 14 March 2020. All shows, concerts, sports events and other leisure activities taking place over the next few weeks have been canceled, postponed or moved. We suggest you get in touch with the organising body of each event to find out more.

Attendance to places of worship and to civil and religious ceremonies, including funerals, is only allowed in cases where authorities can guarantee that the 1-metre rule is observed.

On March 19, the Spanish government announced that all hotels, hostels and other types of travel accommodation will close by March 26.

These measures will be applied at least till April 11 and will be broadened or modified in line with instructions issued by health authorities.

SOME OF THE INSTITUTIONS AND CENTRES CURRENTLY AFFECTED

Museums, exhibition centres and buildings:

  • Prado Museum
  • Royal Palace
  • Reina Sofía Museum
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • Archeological Museum
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • Cerralbo Museum
  • National Museum of Decorative Arts
  • Museum of the Americas
  • Museum of Romanticism
  • Costume Museum
  • Sorolla Museum
  • Descalzas Monastery
  • Encarnación Monastery
  • El Pardo Palace
  • Espacio Telefónica Foundation
  • Gaviria Palace
  • Fundación Mapfre exhibition halls
  • Canal Foundaiton Sala Castellana 214
  • Wax Museum
  • Casa de América
  • CaixaForum Madrid
  • Círculo de Bellas Artes
  • Instituto Cervantes
  • National Library
  • La Casa Encendida
  • Filmoteca Española
  • Academia de Cine
  • Sala Berlanga
  • Outside Madrid: Aranjuez Palace, the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and El Valle de los Caídos
  • All the museums and exhibition centres belonging to the Madrid Regional Government (Sala Alcalá 31, Sala Canal de Isabel II, Sala de Arte Joven, Lope de Vega House Museum, Cervantes House Museum)

Municipal museums (Museum of Contemporary Art and the Planaterium are closed) have reduced their admission capacity to 10 people every 30 mins.

Theatres and auditoriums

  • Teatro Real
  • Teatros del Canal
  • Teatro de la Abadía
  • National Audiotorium
  • Teatro de la Zarzuela
  • Teatro de la Comedia
  • Teatro María Guerrero
  • Teatro Valle-Inclán
  • Teatro Fígaro
  • Teatro EDP Gran Vía
  • Teatro La Latina
  • Teatro Bellas Artes
  • Teatro Alfil
  • Teatros Luchana
  • Teatro Nuevo Apolo

Sport

  • Tour of the Bernabéu
  • Tour of the Wanda Metropolitano
  • La Zarzuela Racecourse

Other

  • Teléferico cable car
  • Parque Warner and Faunia
  • Madrid City Tour

Tourist information services

Following the guidelines issued by the Spanish health authorities aimed at preventing the spread of coronavirus, we are currently not offering face-to-face assistance at any of our tourist information points.

However, you can still obtain tourist information through any of the following channels:

Telephone (+34) 915 787 810:

Vía chat on www.esmadrid.com:

Via e-mail: turismo@esmadrid.com:

On this tourism website: www.esmadrid.com:

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Related links

Official information from the Regional Goverment (in Spanish)

Official information from the Health Ministry (in Spanish)

Official information from the World Health Organisation (in English)

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