What’s On in Madrid

  • El baile nupcial, Pieter Brueghel el Joven, 1556

October highlights

A festival that brings together tons of activities and great names of electronic music like Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens and Ann Clue (Enrique Tierno Galván Park. Sundays. 15 Sept-20 Oct).

An exhibition on the legacy of the great Italian portraitist (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 19 Sept-12 Jan).

An authentic flamenco show featuring mesmerizing dance, singing and guitar playing (Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil).

The city is filled with colour with more than 50 decorated Maids of Honour and a very special one which pays tribute to the 25th anniversary of Friends. Find them on the map and take a photo with them all! (Until 30 November).

A multi-sensory journey through 50 years of history of the acclaimed British rock group (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. Till 27 October).

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

The premier autumn event for Spain’s art market, a key gathering for Spain's art galleries and collectors (Feria de Madrid. 17-20 October).

The French actress and singer will be presenting her new album Les Sources (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 21 October).

Atlético de Madrid will play against the German side in a really important match for the aspirations of the Spanish team (Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. 22 October).

This exhibition brings together the most important paintings by two of the most outstanding women in the history of western art (Prado Museum. 22 Oct to 2 Feb 2020).

One of the most influential alternative rock bands is back with a new album Past is Prologue (La Riviera. 24 October).

The acclaimed company rediscovers its origins going back to the most essential and intimate and human side of circus (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. Tuesday to Sunday. 25 Oct-24 Nov).

An exhibition with 11 works donated by the German businessman living in Spain (Prado Museum. Until 12 January 2020).

The biggest exhibition on the series ever held in Spain, which brings together authentic props, costumes and sets (Espacio 5.1 at IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. From 26 October).

The Farmers' Market offers fresh produce from local farmers in Madrid (Matadero Madrid. Next edition: 26 and 27 October).

The Rojiblancos face a special game against the Basque team (Wanda Metropolitano Stadium. 26 October).

A traditional festival gathering the best jazz musicians, this year opened by Herbie Hancock (Main venues: Fernán Gómez and CentroCentro. 28 Oct-30 Nov).

The successful reggaeton singer and songwriter brings his Íntimo Tour 2019 to Madrid (WiZink Center. 31 October).


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.

And get your first 200 welcome Puntos Madrid for you to continue enjoying the warm weather with these and many more plans.

  • 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
  • Cirque du Soleil – Kooza
Especially for kids
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    A playful and didactic journey through the great milestones of universal history through plasticene figures (Gaviria Palace. Until 1 October).

    Plastihistory of Humanity
  • In the Espacio Fundación Telefónica you can find this unique collection that traces the history of telecommunications.

    The History of Telecommunications
  • The puppet theatre offers fantastic shows for children almost every Saturday and Sunday.

    Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park
  • The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 95 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • Plastihistoria de la humanidad
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • Teatro de Títeres de El Retiro
  • El Rey León
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around 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 edition: 6 November - date to be confirmed).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Muse, Metallica, Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Alice Cooper, Ennio Morricone,  Vance Joy, Michael Bublé...

    Unmissable concerts in 2019
  • Mika
  • 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