Events in Madrid

  • A night-time cultural event that invites you to enjoy an evening full of cultural and artistic proposals (Site of the Retiro / Prado. 21 October).

    October Moon
  • Luna de Octubre

October Highlights

An event that brings Madrid’s haute cuisine to all (Various establishments. 19-29 October).

Enjoy gastronomy and contribute to the fight against child malnutrition (15 September-15 November).

The Portuguese culture comes to Madrid with a varied cultural programme full of activities (Various locations. Until 30 January).

Fifth edition of this festival of fantasy, horror, and science fiction film (Cinesa Proyecciones. 25-29 October).

All kinds of tapas created from a fusion of cuisines from around the world and traditional Spanish fare. (District of Lavapiés. 19-29 October).

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.

Elegance and exclusivity at the most chic pop up market in Madrid (Next edition: The Westin Palace: 2-5 November).

Visit one of the most popular vintage markets in the Spanish capital (Railway Museum. Second weekend of every month. Next edition: 11-12 November).

For yet another year, the city hosts this festival on participation technologies (MediaLab Prado. 6-18 November).

The fast-paced wrestling show is back with the big stars of American WWE (WiZink Center. 5 November).

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 Yuletide treats!

Madrid is good enough to eat! Get ready for a fortnight of gastronomic delights (20 January-4 February 2018).

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

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.

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).

  • Don't miss

    Enjoy the full programme of activities that has been prepared to celebrate the 4th centenary of the famous square (Plaza Mayor. Throughout 2017).

    400th Anniversary of Madrid's Plaza Mayor
  • Logo Cuarto Centenario Plaza Mayor
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

    2017 Events Calendar
  • Totem. Cirque du Soleil


Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

Come back to Madrid and enjoy many exclusive offers.

  • Find out why Spaniards tend to eat later than the rest of the continent, when it's traditional to munch on a "saint's bones" and where you take in a flamenco show with a drink or a meal

    Eating in Madrid (PDF)
  • Eating in Madrid
  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
  • Art in Madrid Guide