Events in Madrid

  • 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
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March & April Highlights

Thirteenth edition of one of the most important female festivals in Spain (Conde Duque. 1 Mar-7 Apr).

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.

International meeting to promote peaceful coexistence in cities (La Nave. 19-21 April).

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

Annual events

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

Booksellers, authors and readers gather at one of the most traditional cultural events in the capital (El Retiro Park. 26 May-11 June).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 20th edition (31 May-27 August).

In 2017, Madrid is the international capital of diversity with the celebration of the great world LGTB Pride festival (23 June-2 July 2017).

The festival of urban trends is holding a new edition with activities and concerts by major names on the electronic music scene (Feria de Madrid. 23-25 June).

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

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

The longest shopping evening of the year brings glamour, promotions and gifts to the Salamanca district (September).

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!

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

  • The Farmers' Market offers fresh produce from local farmers in Madrid (Matadero Madrid. Last weekend of the month: 22-23 April).

    Madrid Productores
  • Madrid’s first street food market (AZCA Complex​. Third weekend of the month: 21-23 April).

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

    2017 Events Calendar
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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.

Discover 24 masterpieces hanging in Madrid's top museums.

  • Check out online or download our monthly bilingual magazine, packed with events, useful information and a map of Madrid and its metro.

    esMADRIDmagazine March 2017
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  • From one of the largest Royal Palace in Europe to Real Madrid's stadium, discover the city's most popular sights and attractions.

    Madrid Top 10