Events in Madrid

  • Don't miss

    It's the start of the Year of the Dog, and Madrid is celebrating this event with countless activities to discover the traditions of the Chinese community (Till 28 February).

    Chinese New Year
  • Año Nuevo Chino

February & March Highlights

A stunning installation by Janet Echelman (9-19 Feb) will bring to an end the anniversary's official programme. Throughout 2018 the time-honoured square will host numerous cultural events in honour of the 4th Centenary.

Contemporary and innovative festival that turns Madrid into the capital of design (Various venues. February).

The Farmers' Market offers fresh produce from local farmers in Madrid (Matadero Madrid. Next date: 17 & 18 February).

The neighbourhood’s establishments offer their goods, with over 40 unique differently-themed spaces (Barrio Salesas. Next edition: 3 March).

Don’t miss the weekly changing of the guard (on Weds and Sat) and the special Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month.

Visit one of the most popular vintage markets in the Spanish capital (Railway Museum. Second weekend of every month. Next edition: 10-11 March).

Annual events

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.

Each year, around two million people take part in one of the most famous LGBTI festivals worldwide (19 Jun-8 July).

A wide cultural offering to be enjoyed in the 21 neighbourhoods in Madrid’s summer cultural agenda (All over the city. June to September).

August is a fantastic month to experience Madrid at its most authentic, with the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities (2 to 15 August).

An event to discover the world of architecture and urban development through tours, exhibitions and talks (October 2018).

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 Yuletide treats!

A not to be missed professional culinary event in which there is also a place for consumers (Municipal Conference Centre. 28-30 January 2019).

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

    2018 Events Calendar
  • Clotilde sentada en un sofá, 1910. Óleo sobre lienzo. Museo Sorolla, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura


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    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
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  • From one of the largest Royal Palaces in Europe to Real Madrid's stadium, discover the city's most popular sights and attractions.

    Madrid Top 10
  • A guide featuring the year's top events, from the 200th anniversaries of the Prado Museum and the Teatro Real to fabulous exhibitions, shows and music festivals.

    Madrid Save The Date 2018 (PDF)
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