Events in Madrid

  • A must for chocolate and cocoa lovers with all sorts of creative activities (Glass Gallery - Cibeles Palace. 20-22 September).

    Chocomad - International Chocolate Show
  • Salón Internacional del Chocolate

September highlights

A festival that brings together tons of activities and great names of electronic music like Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens and Ann Clue (Enrique Tierno Galván Park. Sundays. 15 Sept-20 Oct).

Last chance

It’s the third year of the festival, and it comes with activities from the Spanish Golden Age, including a ‘corral de comedias’ theatrical experience (Cuesta de Moyano. 25 July-22 Sept).

Family fun to foster respect for diversity (Amusement Park. 21 September).

The not to be missed event for fans of manga, animation and the Japanese digital culture celebrates its tenth anniversary (IFEMA - Feria de Madrid - Halls 2, 4 and 6. 21-22 September).

A two-day festival which involves the opening of more than one hundred buildings and spaces (27-28 September).

An event to discover the world of architecture and urban development through tours, exhibitions and talks (30 Sept-7 Oct).

To celebrate its 200th birthday, the museum has organized an exciting program full of temporary exhibitions (Prado Museum. Throughout 2019).

Metro Madrid celebrates its 100 anniversary with different cultural activities (1 Jan-31 Dec).

Annual events

Take your pick from Madrid's eclectic festivals, spanning from jazz and fado to rock and electronic music.

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 most important cultural-culinary event of the year celebrates its eleventh edition (January-February 2020 - Dates to be confirmed).

Enjoy the opening ceremony, the parade, the burial of the sardine and an endless range of activities for children and adults.

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 (5-12 Apr).

Kiki Bertens (HOL) and Novak Djokovic (SER) are the 2019 winners! We look forward to seeing you in 2020 (Madrid Caja Mágica. 1-10 May).

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).


Make your way up to the observation deck of the former transmissions tower and enjoy a stunning view of the city.

Take in the city's top sights on board our hop on hop off bus, equipped with audio guides in 14 languages.

And get your first 200 welcome Puntos Madrid for you to continue enjoying the  summer with these and many more plans.

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

    2019 Events Calendar
  • Cirque du Soleil – Kooza
  • 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 edition: 2 October - date to be confirmed).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • We will show you 10 tips so as not to miss the most authentic corners of the big open-air market in Madrid, where you can find everything.

    A morning at the Rastro
  • Una mañana en El Rastro
  • If you like a challenge, then get ready to battle your way out of one of Madrid's locked rooms in less than an hour!  

    Escape Rooms
  • Fox in a Box (Cuesta de Santo Domingo)
  • Escape the summer heat with a refreshing splash in one of Madrid’s public or private pools.

    Madrid’s Outdoor Pools
  • Piscinas de verano en Madrid