Events in Madrid

  • The city travels to the Golden Age and is filled with colour through a street museum made up of over 80 Maids of Honour (From 13 April to July).

    Meninas Madrid Gallery
  • Meninas Madrid Gallery

June Highlights

Take your pick from Madrid's eclectic festivals, featuring everything from jazz to rock.

Two weeks of the most sublime flamenco singing and dancing (Various venues. 5-24 June).

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The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 21st edition (6 Jun-26 Aug).

A street event full of activities and a cultural program for all ages (Cuesta de Moyano. 20 Jun-26 Aug).

Women are in the spotlight at the seventh edition of this multidisciplinary festival: tattoos, cars, music, art and urban dance... (Feria de Madrid. 22-24 June).

Each year, around two million people take part in one of the most famous LGBTI festivals worldwide (28 Jun-8 July).

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A wide cultural offering to be enjoyed in the 21 neighbourhoods in Madrid’s summer cultural agenda (All over the city. 29 Jun-2 Sept).

In 2018, the Plaza Mayor will continue to host cultural events, as a legacy of its 4th Centenary.

Annual events

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).

An event to discover the world of architecture and urban development through tours, exhibitions and talks (October 2018).

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 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.


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.

Whatever the time of day, this programme offers you more than 150 plans with incredible discounts and benefits to enjoy morning, noon and night! ¡Vuelve a Madrid!

  • 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 (Next event: 4 July).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

    2018 Events Calendar
  • Tamara de Lempicka
  • Max Beckmann. Quappi con suéter rosa. 1932 - 1934. ©VEGAP, Madrid
  • 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