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DON'T MISS

The 8 April 2023 marks the 50th anniversary since the death of Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. Madrid is set to host many of the activities featured in a programme put together by the French and Spanish governments to honour the occasion.

Showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Spanish royal family, this museum which stands between the Royal Palace and La Almudena Cathedral is set to open in summer.

Madrid City Council’s cultural programme for 2023 includes the inauguration of new cultural venues and the return of the Festival of Light.

The world’s best football club will be unveiling its newly renovated stadium.

The first Madrid edition of the legendary festival has announced some impressive names as their headliners: Rosalía, Calvin Harris, Depeche Mode, Kendrick Lamar, Blur... Free shuttle to/from the Cívitas Metropolitano Stadium!

A significant facelift will turn Madrid’s most emblematic square into a more harmonious and welcoming plaza that is pedestrian-only.

Discover Usera, Madrid's very own Chinatown, and Carabanchel, the city's most avant-garde neighbourhood.

Check out the top annual events organised by Madrid City Council.

TOP EVENTS IN 2023

The first European retrospective devoted to the artist from Guatemala (Reina Sofia Museum - Sabatini Building. 24 Nov to 17 April).

Space located in CentroCentro where you can discover the values of this World Heritage Site (included by UNESCO in 2021) in a fun and educational way.

An exhibition featuring the sketches of paintings of the past by the Spanish abstract artist (Prado Museum  - Sala C. Edificio de Jerónimos. 15 Nov to 5 Mar 2023). 

Exhibition that commemorates the centenary of one of the great discoveries of archaeology and the role played by the 17th Duke of Alba in the organisation (Liria Palace. 1 Dec-30 Apr).

Immersive exhibition dedicated to the artist’s centenary featuring original paintings, some of which are from private collections that are rarely shown (Royal Palace. 17 Feb - 23 Jun).

A retrospective on the artist and work of the British painter to mark the centenary of his birth (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 14 Feb-18 Jun).

The International Contemporary Art Fair marks its 42nd anniversary, bringing together the latest proposals from the international contemporary art market (IFEMA MADRID - Halls 7 and 9. 22-26 February).

Première in the Madrid theatre of this cult opera produced by the Australian, Barrie Kosky (Teatro Real. 13, 15, 17, 19, 27, 29 and 30 March).

The ballet company founded by the choreographer, George Balanchine, and Lincoln Kirstein performs three choreographies full of symbolism (Teatro Real. 23-26 March).

First international exhibition on the history of Formula 1 to experience the past, present and future of this sport (IFEMA MADRID. 24 Mar-16 Jul).

The expert comic opera director, Laurent Pelly, directs a version of the classic dramma buffo in Two Acts by Gioachino Rossini (Teatro Real. 31 May-12 Jun).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding a new edition with a programme that addresses current social issues (Various locations. Jun-Aug 2023).

SPORTS CAPITAL

Coming soon

Discover the history of football through original objects and immersive experiences in this immense museum in Puerta del Sol. Coming in 2023

The best indoor track meeting in Spain, forming part of the World Athletics Indoor Tour, is back with the presence of the Olympic and World Champion, Jakob Ingebrigtsen (Centro Deportivo Municipal Gallur. 22 February). 

Real Madrid welcomes the English side managed by Jürgen Klopp, which qualified for the round of sixteen after a series of victories at its stadium (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 15 March).

This annual 21K race takes in some of Madrid's most popular sites (26 March 2023).

One of the Spain's biggest sporting events, it will hold its 44th edition with three distances: marathon, half-marathon and 10k (24 April).

30,000 female runners will take part in this charity run that paints the streets pink (7 May 2023. To be confirmed).

The 112th edition of the Madrid series of the prestigious Longines Global Champions Tour will bring together the world’s best show jumpers (Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. 12-14 May).

The world's best tennis players will once again battle it out on clay courts (Madrid Caja Mágica. 24 Apr-7 May).

The city is hosting the most important event of the Olympic cycle for the Paris Games in 2024 (2-4 June 2023).

The 16 best female junior national sides will fight to obtain the world title (WiZink Center. 15-23 July).

Madrid plays host to one of the most popular and long-established golf competitions in Europe (Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. October 2023).

Don’t miss the most important equestrian event that seeks to bring the general public closer to the world of horses (IFEMA MADRID - Pavilions 12 and 14. November 2023 -to be confirmed-).

Madrid will once again ring out the old and ring in the new with Spain's largest athletics event: a 10K fun run and a 10K professional race (31 December).

Finger licking good!

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Restaurant located in the emblematic Palacio de Saldaña in Madrid, where gastronomy, culture, rhythm, and art come together. Chef Aurelio Morales is in charge of the culinary offering.

 

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Located on the site of the legendary Embassy, this is the first restaurant in Spain opened by the award-winning French restaurant group.

Cocktail legends Simone Caporale and Marc Álvarez are opening their first Madrid establishment in the Hotel Urban

The innovative multi-brand store will welcome a new restaurant helmed by Javier Goya and Javier Mayor.

The food festival returns for the eighth year running, turning the city's hotels into a unique gastronomic scene (Various establishments. 14-24 September).

2023 Hotel openings

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The historic theatre is reopening its doors inside the Umusic Hotel Teatro Albéniz, a complex comprising a five-star hotel and auditorium.

The 5-star hotel located a stone’s throw from Puerta del Sol will boast a restaurant helmed by the Sandoval brothers.

The luxury hotel group Evok is opening its first place in Madrid. Designed by Philippe Starck.

SHOWS AND THEME PARKS

The successful Broadway musical based on the Disney animated film is coming to Spain in a production by Stage Entertainment (Teatro Coliseum. Premiere: 24 March 2023).

Take a look at the musicals showing in Madrid right now and over the coming months.

In San Martín de la Vega, just 20 km from Madrid city centre, you'll find this fabulous theme park.

The Casa de Campo welcomes you to the most complete amusment park in Spain, with 32 attractions to suit all tastes and ages.

THE BEST LIVE MUSIC

The renowned urban festival has added Madrid as its second venue, hosting a full programme headed by Depeche Mode, Blur, Rosalía, Calvin Harris, Halsey and Pet Shop Boys  (Ciudad del Rock in Arganda del Rey. 8-10 June 2023). Tickets on sale.

The Kooks, Michael Bublé, Vance Joy, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, Harry Styles...

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Robbie Williams, The Black Keys, Lizzo and Sam Smith are among the artists heading the latest edition of one of the world’s most important festivals. (Espacio Mad Cool. 6-8 July).

A selection of national and international artists will give live performances in this natural setting (Complutense University Botanical Garden. June-July 2023).

Say farewell to the summer with sixteen hours of good music at this fun festival (Cantarranas Complex. UCM Campus. September 2023).

The city’s top music events are already confirming line-ups for next year. Check them out!

FAIRS AND CONGRESSES

  • The most influential annual meeting for Oncology professionals in Europe (IFEMA MADRID. 20-24 October 2023).

  • A meeting on advanced air mobility, urban air mobility, spatial integration, and civil and military cooperation (IFEMA MADRID. 25 September 2023).

  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

    Madrid Top 10
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  • A host of exhibitions commemorating the great Picasso and many other shows displaying works by such artists as Miró, Sorolla, Juan Muñoz...

    Unmissable exhibitions in 2023
  • El Greco. Pentecostés (detalle). Hacia 1600. Museo Nacional del Prado
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  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2022-2023
  • Reforma Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
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  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
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  • Madrid en todas las estaciones del año
  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

    Madrid for Kids

The Kooks, Michael Bublé, Vance Joy, Ozzy Osbourne, Rammstein, Harry Styles...

OFFICIAL PRODUCTS

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

Hop on board the city's official sightseeing bus!