Events in Madrid

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  • The Year of the Dragon will began on 10 February 2024 and, for the ninth consecutive year, Madrid is marking the occasion with a full programme of activities.

    Chinese New Year 2024
  • Gran Pasacalle Año Nuevo Chino del Dragón. 11 febrero 2024. Foto: Ainhoa Ezcurra © Madrid Destino

DON'T MISS

Two routes invite us to delve into food culture and art (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum / San Miguel Market. Until 31 March 2024).

Gastronomic workshops, coinciding with the celebration of the Chinese New Year, in which the wealth and variety of cuisine from the Asian country can be discovered (Various venues. 24 Jan-25 Feb).

The typical Madrid dish features a gastronomic journey through the Community of Madrid (Various establishments. 15 Feb-31 Mar).

The city’s most cosmopolitan street market brings together fashion, art, jewellery and accessories, as well as gastronomy (Calle de Campoamor and Calle Santa Teresa. Next edition: 2 March).

A unique experience that allows you to explore different exhibitions rooms in each edition (Prado Museum. First Saturday of each month. Next edition: 2 March).

Monthly vintage market held in the south of the city (Railway Museum. Second weekend of the month. Next edition: 9 and 10 March).

Annual Events

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 (24 to 31 March 2024).

Every year on and around May 15th, Madrid honours its patron saint, San Isidro.

This annual event is a wonderful way to celebrate and support tolerance and diversity (28 Jun-7 Jul 2024).

August is a fantastic month to experience a Madrid at its most traditional, as it celebrates the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities (2-15 August 2024).

Spain marks its national day with pomp and pageantry (12 October).

As Christmas trees and decorations light up streets and squares, Madrid celebrates everyone’s favourite holiday with a programme packed with cultural and leisure activities.

OFFICIAL PRODUCTS

The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

Visit our online store (in Spanish) of souvenirs made by local artisans!

  • 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 every month (Next Solemn Changing: 6 March).

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

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2024
  • Reforma Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

    Madrid for Kids
  • Con niños... en otoño e invierno
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