Events in Madrid

  • Madrid's summer festival par excellence fills the city with shows and concerts (Various locations. 28 Jun-1 Sept).

    Veranos de la Villa 2019
  • Cartel Veranos dela Villa 2019

July & August highlights

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 22nd edition (Various locations. 5 Jun-1 Sept).

Woody Allen, J.Birkin, L.McKennitt, M.Bolton​, Macy Gray and Keane are just some of the renowned artists who will be performing in what has become one of the top events of the summer (Complutense University Botanical Garden. 20 Jun-31 Jul).

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).

Film season in a special setting, with most movies in their original version (Glass Gallery - Cibeles Palace. 29 Jun-12 Sept).

A broad selection of films for all audiences and an outdoor food court with a wide variety of dining options (Conde Duque. 5 Jul-7 Sept).

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).

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 18 August 2019).

Annual events

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.


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 receive your first 200 welcome Puntos Madrid to enjoy summer evenings 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
  • Take your pick from Madrid's eclectic festivals, spanning from jazz and fado to rock and electronic music.

    2019 Music Festivals
  • DCODE Festival
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around 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. Next edition: 2 October - date to be confirmed).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • 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
  • 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