Events in Madrid

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  • Don't miss

    The first edition of the Madrid International Festival of Light takes us on a journey to 20 installations created by renowned national and international artists (Various sites. 29-31 October).

    LuzMadrid. International Festival of Light
  • ALFOMBRAS MÁGICAS. Michel Chevalier. Matadero Madrid. Festival Internacional de la Luz


The most traditional and emblematic fair with the best antiques, vintage items, old coins, collectors’ items, gastronomy and entertainment (Plaza del General Vara del Rey. Saturdays. Every two weeks Next Edition: 6 November).

The festival that aims to raise awareness of the work of women in the film industry focuses its fourth edition on the most innovative Chinese film (Diverse venues / Mixed format: in-person and on-line. 27 Oct-7 Nov).

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).

All Saints’ Day, Halloween, Day of the Dead... Madrid merges the tradition of these three cultures and celebrates this day in style.  

Enjoy great food and join the fight against child malnutrition with this charitable initiative (Various restaurants. Till 15 November).

The neighbourhood’s establishments offer their goods, with unique differently-themed spaces (Calle de Campoamor and Calle Santa Teresa. 6 November).

Coming soon

A new edition of the Madrid International Lesbian, Gay and Transsexual Film Festival (Various locations. 3-14 November).

Velázquez’s Meninas have once again wandered off onto the streets of Madrid (Various locations. From 1 November).

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

    Getting around Madrid
  • El fin de siglo. Sala 61 A del Museo Nacional del Prado ©Museo Nacional del Prado (660 x 335)
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2021-2022
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