What’s On in Madrid

  • El Rey León
  • A large format immersive production based on KLIMT's work (MAD - Madrid Digital Arts. Immersive Experience Centre. Till 4 Sept).

    KLIMT: The Immersive Experience
  • KLIMT: La experiencia immersiva

The Veranos de la Villa festival will once again fill the summer months in Madrid with a whole host of cultural events (Various venues. 5 Jul-28 Aug).

A selection of 31 original works and 91 photographs by one of the most famous Mexican artists in the world (Fundación Casa de México en España. 7 May-30 Nov).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts celebrates its 25th anniversary by hosting 120 exhibitions of pieces by 442 photographers and visual artists (Various locations. 1 Jun-28 Aug).

Retrospective on the North American painter, one of the key figures in the history of 20th century American art (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 11 Jun-11 Sept).

The film festival is back this summer, screening great classics, cult movies, the latest box office hits, and family films (Glass Gallery - Cibeles Palace. 29 Jun- 8 Sept). 

August is a fantastic month to experience a Madrid at its most traditional, as it celebrates the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities (4 to 15 August 2022).

A night-time classical music experience with a programme focusing on The Four Seasons by Antonio Vivaldi (Royal Botanic Gardens. 19 May-25 Sept).

A collection from the British Museum that explores the idea of mummification in Ancient Egypt (CaixaForum Madrid. 14 Jul-26 Oct).

The Antonio Gades company presents a show that combines the best of flamenco with the dance style of one of the most admired dancers and choreographers of the 20th century (Teatro Magno. Thursday to Sunday. From 17 February).

The first permanent corral de comedias (theatrical courtyard) in Madrid, located in Madrid Río, alongside Matadero.

Don’t miss the weekly Changing of the Guard held every Wednesday and Saturday, and the Solemn Changing of the Guard on the first Wednesday of every month (Next Solemn Changing: 5 October).

Enjoy a thrilling horse racing experience at La Zarzuela Racecourse all year round (check calendar).

A looka at six decades of the Venezuelan photographer’s career, presented to the audience as if it were a journey (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 1 Jun-28 Aug).

Classical music fills the summer evenings in a natural setting found in the heart of the city (Olivar de Castillejo. Tuesday to Saturday. 17 Jun-17 Sept).


An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

Visit our online store (in Spanish) of souvenirs made by local artisans!

Hop on board the city's official sightseeing bus!

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

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2022
  • Luzia - Cirque du Soleil © Matt Beard
  • Escape the summer heat with a refreshing splash in one of Madrid’s public or private pools. Open from 14th May till 11 September.

    Madrid’s Outdoor Pools
  • Piscina de la Universidad Complutense


  • Estanque del Retiro
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

    Madrid for Kids