Tradition and Culture

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Discover the best spots in the city to enjoy Spain’s artistic expression par excellence.

Savoury dishes and sweets, tapas and wines of the land. What and where to eat in Madrid.

Don’t miss the weekly Changing of the Guard held every Wednesday and Saturday, and the Solemn Changing of the Guard on the first Wednesday of the month (Next Solemn Changing: 3 November).

From medieval times to the Movida movement, explore the city's rich history.

Thousands flock to the city to attend the processions and to enjoy the atmosphere created by the trumpets, drums and the hundreds of religious worshippers' bright and colourful attire (10 to 17 April 2022).

Every year on and around May 15th, Madrid honours its patron saint, San Isidro.

August is a fantastic month to experience Madrid at its most authentic, with the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities (6 to 15 August 2022).

As Christmas trees and decorations light up streets and squares, Madrid celebrates everyone’s favourite holiday with a programme packed with cultural and leisure activities.

The annual event fill Madrid's streets with music, colour and laughter! Pick a costume, put on your dancing shoes and fill up on carnival sardines!

Zarzuela is Spanish opera, including spoken dialogue and depicting the social realities of the Madrid of bygone days.

DON'T FORGET YOUR GIFTS!
  • Check out our selection of original souvenirs to remember your visit to Madrid.

    Souvenirs from Madrid
  • Recuerdos de Madrid - La Violeta
  • Discover 10 places off the beaten track that your trip to Madrid wouldn't be complete with visiting. 

    Alternative Top 10
  • Templo de Debod
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OFFICIAL PRODUCTS

An observation deck at 92 metres.

Our online store (in Spanish) sells artisan souvenirs.

Guided tours for all ages (in Spanish).