Events in Madrid

  • Recreación del Champions League Festival en la Plaza de Oriente

May & June highlights

To celebrate its 200th birthday, the museum has organized an exciting program full of temporary exhibitions (Prado Museum. Throughout 2019).

Metro Madrid celebrates its 100 anniversary with different cultural activities (1 Jan-31 Dec).

New edition of this gastronomic festival taking place in the most emblematic spaces of different hotels around Madrid (Various venues. 1-31 May).

A reference space for design lovers with Designation of Origin in Spain (Matadero Madrid. 18-19 May / 1-2 June).

Madrid's most chic pop-up market oozes elegance and exclusivity (Next edition: The Westin Palace. 23-26 May).

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The Farmers' Market offers fresh produce from local farmers in Madrid (Matadero Madrid. Next edition: 25 and 26 May).

This popular Spanish dish becomes the star of the menu in numerous restaurants in Madrid (Different venues 1-31 May).

Each year, around two million people take part in one of the most famous LGBTI festivals worldwide (28 Jun-7 July).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 22nd edition (Various locations. 5 Jun-1 Sept).

Monthly vintage market held in the south of the city (Railway Museum. Second weekend of the month. Next edition: 8-9 June).

Annual events

Take your pick from Madrid's eclectic festivals, spanning from jazz and fado to rock and electronic music.

Each year, around two million people take part in one of the most famous LGBTI festivals worldwide (28 Jun-7 July).

August is a fantastic month to experience Madrid at its most authentic, with the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities (6 to 18 August 2019).

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 Christmas treats!

The most important cultural-culinary event of the year celebrates its eleventh edition (January-February 2020 - Dates to be confirmed).

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

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 (5-12 Apr).

Festivals, sweets, chotis dance and bullfights in the feast honouring Madrid’s patron saint.

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  • Final UEFA Champions League: Tottenham - Liverpool
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

    2019 Events Calendar
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  • Discover the city's most popular sights and attractions, from one of Europe's largest royal palaces to the magnificent Prado Museum and Real Madrid's stadium. 

    Madrid Top 10
  • Palacio de Cristal
  • Take your pick from Madrid's eclectic festivals, spanning from jazz and fado to rock and electronic music.

    2019 Music Festivals
  • DCODE Festival
  • 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 edition: 5 June).

    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
  • Make the most of the city's discount cards to save time and money on Madrid's transport network and top museums.

    Tourist Passes