What's happening in 2019

Exhibitions

A retrospective exhibition of one of the great masters of the 20th century  art and undoubtedly one of the most unique painters of his time (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 19 Feb-26 May 2019).

Study of prints and books by Piranesi as well as works by other authors who influenced the Venetian artist's work (National Library - Sala Recoletos. 25 Apr-15 Sept).

An exhibition showing the connections between the fashion designer’s creations and the tradition of the Spanish painting (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 18 Jun-22 Sept 2019).

The journey and mutual influences between the photography and the Impressionist painters (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 15 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020).

Shows

Stars of this French company perform a show that illustrates the 300 years of ballet (Teatro Real. 21, 23, 24 and 26 January 2019).

A spectacular circus show based on Avatar, the famous film by James Cameron (WiZink Center. 30 Jan-3 Feb).

The best magicians in the world will be performing together for the eighth year running in Madrid (Teatro Circo Price. February-March 2019).

The most famous Disney characters star in several adventures on ice (WiZink Center. 28 Feb-3 Mar).

Jan Lauwers’s drama based on the novel by Stefan Hertmans (Teatros del Canal - Sala Verde. 28-29 March 2019).

One-off show featuring the greatest figures on the international dance scene (Teatro Real. 4 May 2019).

Lluis Pasqual directs a new adaptation of this famous lyric comedy (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30 and 31 May, and 1 and 2 June).

A month full of activities related to flamenco and Spanish dance (Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. May-June 2019).

Concerts

The successful Irish rock band will give a concert to promote their first album after seven years Wilderness (La Riviera. 14 February).

The American hip hop and alternative rock duo will visit Spain as a part of their The Bandito Tour (WiZink Center. 16 March 2019).

Florence Welch and her band return with an exclusive Spanish presentation of the material included in their last album, High As Hope (WiZink Center. 21 March 2019).

The singer fills the stage with her unique combination of French music and gypsy jazz (WiZink Center. 1 April 2019).

One of the leading trash metal bands ever is back on European stages with its WorldWired Tour (Valdebebas - IFEMA. 3 May).

The famous British singer-songwriter, one of the hottest singers today, continues promoting his album Divide (Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. 11 June).

One of the most acclaimed and famous artists of all times says goodbye to the stages in his last tour: Farewell Yellow Brick Road (WiZink Center. 26 June 2019).

A concert by the famous flamenco artist under the musical direction of Víctor Pablo Pérez (Teatro de la Zarzuela. 12 July).

Sports

The Real Madrid side will try to beat its eternal rival in the most awaited and mass media match in the regular league (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 3 March 2019).

Sport and music at one of the most important sporting events of the many that are held in Spain. Consult the new route! (28 April 2019).

Enjoy the best tennis players in the world at the spectacular facilities designed by Dominique Perrault (Madrid Caja Mágica. 3-12 May 2019).

The red-and-white stadium welcomes the most important European football game (Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. 1 June 2019).

The competition is part of the IAAF World Challenge Meetings (21 June).

The Spanish cycling tour will once again conclude with a circuit around the streets of Madrid (15 September 2019).

Fairs and other events

The most important gastronomy-cultural event of the year reaches its tenth edition (23 Jan-10 Feb).

Brotherhoods parade in procession to the sound of drums and trumpets and Madrid is filled with sacred music (25 Mar-1 Apr).

Madrid will hold festivities in honour of its patron saint, with music, shows and an endless range of activities for all (10-15 May, to be confirmed).

An authentic interior design and decoration party which fills the Barrio de Las Letras (Literary Quarter) with art, design and culture (June 2019).

Each year, around two million people take part in one of the most famous LGBTI festivals worldwide (27 Jun-7 July 2019 - dates to be confirmed).

A host of activities in Madrid's 21 districts turn the city into one big festival (Various locations. June-September).

  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

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  • A tour that gives us a glimpse of the history of the famous museum celebrating its 200th anniversary (Prado Museum. 19 Nov-10 Mar). 

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  • 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 (Next date: 7 November).

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