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. Sept-Oct).

A festival that is showcases flamenco in all its forms (Main Venue: Teatros del Canal. Oct- Nov 2024).

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The city's squares, buildings, parks and monuments will twinkle with installations and projections designed by more than twenty visual artists (27 to 29 October).

Madrid celebrates jazz in November with a festival that features some of the genre's greatest artists (Various venues. Oct-Nov 2024).

The best performing arts festival in the country is marking its 42nd anniversary with an outstanding international programme (Different venues. November 2024).

PHOTO SEASON

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

    Casa de Campo Lake
  • Lago de la Casa de Campo

FOR ART LOVERS

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This exhibition is based on the relationship between the two artists, which includes graphic works by Picasso in dialogue with archival photographs, letters and audiovisual documents (Casa de Velázquez. 27 Oct-15 Feb).

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An exhibition that shows how the artist approached the main themes and genres of traditional European art: history, religion, myths, portraiture and still lifes (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 4 Oct 2023-14 Jan 2024).

Art and antique fair with items for antiquarians, art dealers and the general public (IFEMA MADRID - Hall 8. 23 Nov-1 Dec).

FIND A BOOK FOR AUTUMN EVENINGS

ENJOY MUSICALS THIS AUTUMN

Musical by Nacho Cano on the love story between Malinche and Hernán (Espacio Malinche - IFEMA Madrid. Thursday to Sunday). Tickets on sale (English performance available)

The musical that has taken the world by storm for decades brings its cast to Madrid (UMusic Hotel Teatro Albéniz. Tuesday to Sunday. Season 2: from 27 September). Tickets on sale

World premiere in Spanish of the funniest and most successful musical comedy of the past decade (Teatro Calderón. Tuesday to Sunday). Tickets on sale

AND CONCERTS...

The American alternative pop star will be visiting Madrid as part of her The Trilogy Tour in which she presents herself as her alter ego Cry Baby (WiZink Center. 7 October).

TIME FOR SOMETHING WARM

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  • The best brunches
  • Cakes and Tea: Afternoon Tea
  • Chocolate and Sweet Shops
  • 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.

  • No matter what time of year you visit, in Madrid you will enjoy our light and an inexhaustible array of culture, food and entertainment.

    Madrid through the seasons
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  • All Saints' Day, Halloween, the Day of the Dead... Madrid has created a fusion of these three traditions from different cultures to celebrate this day in style.

    Halloween in Madrid
  • Cementerio Sacramental de San Isidro

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A DIFFERENT MADRID

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  • Whether it’s cold or hot or cold, Madrid offers comfortable visits all the year round.

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  • Hop on board one the region's tourist trains and discover some magical places.

    Tourist Trains
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  • Enjoy the performing arts at Madrid’s many theatres, stages and concert halls.

    Theatres and concert halls
  • Madrileños love their chocolate, especially when it's served piping hot with a few crunchy churros to dip into it.

    Confectioners' and Chocolate Shops
  • Chocolaterías y bombonerías

DON´T MISS

  • Find out more about this universal art in a city that breathes flamenco and is home to leading flamenco houses and shows by reputed artists of the genre.

    Flamenco in Madrid
  • El Flamenco en Madrid
  • Check out which exhibitions are currently showing in Madrid, Spain, a city whose art scene knows few rivals.  

    Exhibitions in Madrid

DON’T MISS

  • Check out our selection of original souvenirs to remember your visit to Madrid.

    Souvenirs from Madrid
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  • Check out a host of ideas for enjoying a family day away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

    Family days out near Madrid
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  • From beers or cocktails in the evening to chocolate with churros the next morning, passing through today’s trendiest nightclubs. Madrid's night-life has a lot to offer.

    Madrid nightlife
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OFFICIAL PRODUCTS

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