Tradition and Culture

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 Weds and Sat) and the Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month (SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE TO AVOID THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS).

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

Enjoy the emotion, the passion and the gastronomy of a fully Spanish tradition.

Festivals, sweets, chotis dance and bullfights in the feast honouring Madrid’s patron saint.

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 16 August 2020).

Join Madrileños in Puerta del Sol at midnight for your 12 lucky grapes, watch the Three Kings parade through the city, take part in the San Silvestre Run on the last day of the year, and fill up on delicious Christmas treats!

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! (12 to 17 February 2021).

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.

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