Events in Madrid

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    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

April & May Highlights

Over the past few years, Madrid’s calendar has got filled with street markets and pop-up events gathering buyers, sellers and producers.


Join this celebration of reading, to mark World Book Day (Various venues. 20 April).

International and Spanish companies put on shows that encompass all the performing arts (Various locations. 6-29 April).

Have a meal in one of the best restaurants in Madrid at affordable prices (Multiple restaurants. Till 6 May).

An event that brings Madrid’s haute cuisine to all (Various establishments. 13-22 April).

A week dedicated to the art of drawing and print (Various locations. 16-22 Apil).

Sport and music at one of the most important sporting events of the many that are held in Spain. Consult the new route! (22 April).

13th edition of the Madrid International Documentary Film Festival (Cineteca Matadero. 3-13 May).

Annual events

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 (19 Jun-8 July).

A wide cultural offering to be enjoyed in the 21 neighbourhoods in Madrid’s summer cultural agenda (All over the city. June to September).

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.


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.

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  • 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.

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Take your pick from Madrid's eclectic festivals, featuring everything from jazz to rock.

    2018 Music Festivals
  • Mad Cool Festival
  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place this year and start planning your next visit!

    2018 Events Calendar
  • Clotilde sentada en un sofá, 1910. Óleo sobre lienzo. Museo Sorolla, Madrid © Ministerio de Cultura
  • Max Beckmann. Quappi con suéter rosa. 1932 - 1934. ©VEGAP, Madrid
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