Things to do in Madrid in Autumn

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Autumn in Madrid has a special charm. Enjoy the numerous new events and open air activities in its fall programme. Everything changes colour, the city’s green parks turn into beautiful shades of brown and red and the cultural agenda is full of such important events as the Madrid International Jazz Festival, the Autumn Festival and the Feriarte antiques fair.  And at the end of October, enjoy everything that is organised in relation to All Saints’ Day, Halloween, Day of the Dead!

THE BEST AUTUMN FESTIVALS

An event to discover the world of architecture and urban development through itineraries, exhibitions and talks (Various locations. 30 Sept-9 Oct).

New edition of this festival devoted to contemporary classical music in Madrid  (Teatros del Canal. Sundays: From 2 to 23 October).

The festival devoted to the flamenco art in all of its forms is holding its 17th edition with the participation of artists, such as Tomatito, Mayte Martín and Carmen Linares (Main Venue: Teatros del Canal. 18 Oct-6 Nov).

Concerts, cinema, books, theatre, lectures, debates, and exhibitions at this latest edition of the festival that turns Madrid into the jazz capital of the world in November (Several locations. 2-27 November).

The country’s best performing arts festival celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special programme with a marked international context (Different venues. 10-27 November 2022).

PHOTO SEASON

Autumn is the opportunity to capture the best photos of parks and gardens and charming places.
  • The lake is a recreational area where people of all ages can spend their leisure time and a spot with exceptional views of Madrid.

    Casa de Campo Lake
  • Lago de la Casa de Campo

FOR ART LOVERS

A collection from the British Museum that explores the idea of mummification in Ancient Egypt (CaixaForum Madrid. 14 Jul-26 Oct).

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The city hosts the world première of this immersive experience that takes visitors through the creative universe of the director’s films (Espacio Ibercaja Delicias. Thursday to Sunday. 29 Sept-11 Dec).

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An exhibition that explores the relationship between the Spanish artist and French designer (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 11 Oct 2022-15 Jan 2023).

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An exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of Picasso’s death (Prado Museum. 13 Jun-17 Sept 2023).

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An exhibition that invites you to discover the great mysteries of Ancient Egypt (Matadero Madrid - MAD. Madrid Artes Digitales. 4 Nov-4 Dec).

Art and antique fair with items for antiquarians, art dealers and the general public (IFEMA MADRID. 12 to 20 November).

FIND A BOOK FOR AUTUMN EVENINGS

ENJOY MUSICALS THIS AUTUMN

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A new musical by Nacho Cano that portrays one of the most significant historical events of our past: The birth of ‘mestizaje’ (Espacio Malinche - IFEMA MADRID. Tuesday to Sunday. 15 Sept-27 Nov).

Comedian Edu Soto stars in a family-friendly musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's famous tale (Espacio Ibercaja Delicias. Wednesday to Sundays).

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Federico Barrios premières a theatrical adaptation of Michael Ende's classic novel (Teatro Calderón. Tuesday to Sunday. 27 Sept-27 Nov).

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Àngel Llàcer, Manu Guix and Miryam Benedited present a version of the classic musical comedy with great songs and dance numbers (Teatro Apolo. Tuesday to Sunday. 24 Sept-27 Nov).

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The eagerly anticipated theatrical adaptation of the prestigious French film, directed by José Luis Sixto, arrives in Spain (Teatro La Latina. Wednesday to Sunday. 16 Nov-18 Dec).

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Nina and Gerónimo Rauch star in this musical directed by Alberto Negrín and based on the novel by Robert James Waller, which is premièring in Spain (Teatro EDP Gran Vía. Tuesday to Sunday. 9 Nov-8 Jan 2023).

AND CONCERTS...

The American pop band are coming back to Spain in the context of their 2022 DNA World Tour (WiZink Center. 4 October).

The progressive house band is returning to the stage with a new album and a European tour (IFEMA MADRID. 14 October).

The flamenco guitarist opens the Suma Flamenca festival with the world première of his show, De la Plaza Vieja a Santa Ana (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. 18 October).

The legendary rock group are commemorating the 30th anniversary of their debut album Shake Your Money Maker (WiZink Center. 18 October).

The Scottish band with a career spanning more than 20 years is embarking on a new tour, Hits to The Head, looking back at all their greatest hits (WiZink Center. 26 October).

Robert Smith and company are back with a major new European tour and the band’s first original music since 2008 (WiZink Center. 11 November).

TIME FOR SOMETHING WARM

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  • The best brunches
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  • For those with a sweet tooth...

Autumn mornings are the perfect opportunity to meet friends and enjoy a  brunch, these popular and abundant late breakfasts.  In the city, you can find numerous options, such as El Jardín de Orfila, designed by the chef, Mario Sandoval, in a cosy  restaurant with views over a secret garden.

It is also possible to have a mile high brunch at Only You Boutique Hotel Madrid which includes a wide selection of desserts, and at the Jardín Secreto de Salvador Bachiller, an authentic natural oasis in the heart of Madrid.

REVAMP YOUR WARDROBE

A weekend of shopping in Madrid is enough to give your wardrobe a new look.

Not only is it the most elegant of all fashion accessories, but it also protects our hands from the cold. Our city can boast numerous shops and workshops where their gloves are still 100% handmade.

Over the past few years, Madrid’s calendar has got filled with street markets and pop-up events gathering buyers, sellers and producers.

An unforgettable shopping experience just thirty minutes outside Madrid, offering discounts of up to 60% in luxury brands.

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A DIFFERENT MADRID

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DON´T MISS

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DON’T MISS

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