Jewish Madrid

  • Janucá. La fiesta de las luces
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  • Januca. La fiesta de las luces
  • Events
  • A little bit of history
  • Jewish Madrid today
  • Day trips from Madrid

On the European Day of Jewish Culture, held every year in September, the Sephardic-Israeli Centre puts on concerts honouring Jewish composers like Rosowsky, Vainberg and Shostakovich, among others. On this special day, the Jewish Community of Madrid holds an open door event.

Since 2008, Madrid has held Janucá, the festival of lights, on its streets. The Mayor of Madrid, along with the authorities of the Jewish and Sefarad-Israel Community of Madrid, feature in the lighting of candles in a festive day with music and the traditional spinning tops and fritters. 

For more information, check the Gateway to Sepharad guide


  • Muslim, Jewish and Hindu Madrid: one city, a zillion cultures. Learn how and where to unveil these fabulous civilisations.

    Other Cultures
  • Comida india
  • Grapes in Puerta del Sol, cocido (chickpea stew), traditional tablaos (flamenco clubs)… When in Madrid, do as Madrileños do.

    Tradition and Culture


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.