Things to do in Madrid in Autumn

  • Cosas que hacer en otoño en Madrid

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!


An event to discover the world of architecture and urban development through itineraries, exhibitions and talks (Various locations. September-October 2023).

New edition of this festival devoted to contemporary classical music in Madrid  (Teatros del Canal. October 2023).

A festival that is showcases flamenco in all its forms (Main Venue: Teatros del Canal. 17 Oct-5 Nov).

Madrid’s second edition of this festival that proposes a journey through the spectacular visual installations of renowned national and international artists (Various sites. 27-29 October 2023).

Madrid celebrates jazz in November with a festival that features some of the genre's greatest artists (Several locations. November 2023).

The country’s best performing arts festival is back with new stage proposals by national and international companies (Different venues. November 2023).


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


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. Sept-Nov 2023).

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).

Unique works that reflect the circumstances that determined the inter-religious relations of Medieval Spain (Prado Museum. 10 Oct-14 Jan).

Art and antique fair with items for antiquarians, art dealers and the general public (IFEMA MADRID. 11-19 November).



Immersive theatre show that reflects the life of the painter through his paintings with a soundtrack designed by the violinist Ara Malikian (Teatro Marquina. Tuesday to Sunday. 12 Sept-19 Nov).

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The hit musical based on one of the most loved romantic comedies of all time is coming to Madrid’s Gran Vía (Teatro EDP Gran Vía. Tuesdays to Sundays. 26 Sept-29 Oct).

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A vibrant and lively musical with plenty of rhythm based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon (Teatro La Latina. October 2023). Tickets on sale from 24 March 2023

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The hit original Broadway production is coming to Madrid with a score and choreography considered to one of the best ever (Teatro Apolo. Tuesday to Sunday. 6 Oct-3 Dec).


The American pop punk band has got back together after 10 years to go on a very special tour (WiZink Center. 3 October 2023).

The American rock band is giving a one-off concert in Madrid to present its latest album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein (WiZink Center. 4 October).

The British artist who formed part of One Direction has announced a new world tour in which he will present his second studio album, Faith In The Future (WiZink Center. 5 October 2023).

The prestigious Croatian violoncellist is coming to Madrid with his first solo world tour, Rebel with a Cello (WiZink Center. 11 October 2023).

The American rock band with southern roots, made up of the sisters, Rebecca and Megan Lowell is presenting its latest album, Blood Harmony (La Riviera. 8 November).

The singer from Malaga, an unquestionable reference of today’s pop music, is back on stage with his La Cu4rta Hoja tour (WiZink Center. 22 November).


  • Brunch
  • 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.


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.

  • Madrid en todas las estaciones del año
  • 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
  • Altar de Muertos. Casa de México
  • Parque de El Retiro - Qué debes ver en Madrid... cuando pase el COVID
  • A selection of one-of-a-kind moments and experiences that you can only enjoy in Madrid. Come and share them with us!

    Things you can only do in Madrid
  • Solamente en Madrid
  • Three days to get the most out of your first visit to the city. Don't miss a thing!

    72 hours in Madrid
  • Terraza Sabatini © Álvaro López del Cerro
  • Don't let a little drizzle ruin your visit! Check out all the things you can do in Madrid whatever the weather.

    Madrid in the Rain
  • Madrid con lluvia. Plaza Mayor
  • Monumento Alfonso XII. 1922. José Grases Riera. Foto de Álvaro López del Cerro.


  • Discover 10 places off the beaten track that your trip to Madrid wouldn't be complete with visiting. 

    Alternative Top 10
  • Top 10 alternativo
  • Whether it’s cold or hot or cold, Madrid offers comfortable visits all the year round.

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

    Tourist Trains
  • Tren de la Fresa - Compartimento y pasillo
  • 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


  • 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


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

    Souvenirs from Madrid
  • Recuerdos de Madrid - La Violeta


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

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.