Events in Madrid

  • This new charitable edition is all about signature cocktails and miniature culinary masterpieces  (Various establishments. 3-31 October).

    Hotel Tapa Tour Madrid
  • Hotel Tapa Tour Madrid

October highlights

Enjoy gastronomy and contribute to the fight against child malnutrition (Various locations. September-November 2018).

An event that brings Madrid’s haute cuisine to all (Various establishments. 15-31 October).

The huge trade show for videogames, electronics and entertainment will be bringing together the latest industry news and launches (Feria de Madrid. 18-21 October).

Don't miss

Architecture continues to be the queen of October in Madrid with the city’s cultural heritage festival (19-21 October).

Professionals and the public will enjoy a program related with the cocktail industry (Various locations. 22-28 October).

Sixth edition of this festival of fantasy, horror, and science fiction film (Cinesa Proyecciones. 23-27 October).

A new edition of the Madrid International Lesbian, Gay and Transsexual Film Festival (25 Oct-11 November 2018).

A reference space for design lovers with Designation of Origin in Spain (Glass Gallery - Cibeles Palace. Next edition: 27-28 October).

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!

The most important gastronomy-cultural event of the year reaches its tenth edition (23 Jan-10 Feb).

2019 sees the start of the Year of the Pig, and Madrid is celebrating this event with countless activities to discover all  the traditions of the Chinese community (From 5 February 2019)

Enjoy the emotion, the passion and the gastronomy of a fully Spanish tradition.

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

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 (27 Jun-7 July 2019 - dates to be confirmed).

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).


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.

More plans, more points... Join this autumn and enjoy new plans, offers, and advantages with Vuelve a 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 date: 7 November).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Max Beckmann. Quappi con suéter rosa. 1932 - 1934. ©VEGAP, Madrid
  • Metallica, Jason Derulo, Bob Dylan, Harry Styles, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, Thirty Second to Mars, Bruno Mars, Iron Maiden, KISS, U2...

    Unmissable concerts in 2018
  • Jason Derulo
  • 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