What’s On in Madrid

  • El Rey León
  • In 2021, with all the required safety measures in place, the Veranos de la Villa festival will once again fill Madrid’s summer with a whole host of cultural and entertainment proposals. Check out the full programme! (1 Jul-29 Aug).

    Veranos de la Villa Festival
  • Veranos de la Villa 2021

A romantic journey to 1830s Seville with a flamenco version of Bizet's famous opera (Capitol Gran Vía. Tuesdays to Sundays. 24 Jun-19 Sept).

Summer cinema with the outdoor screening of a wide selection of independent films in their original language (Plaza Matadero. Thurs - Sun. 15 July - 15 Aug).

First retrospective in Spain devoted to one of the foremost representatives of 20th century North American art (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 20 Apr-8 Aug).

Fifth anniversary of this festival that brings together leading national and international artists in an open natural space (Complutense University Botanical Garden. 11 Jun-31 Jul).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding a new edition with a programme that addresses current social issues (Various locations. 2 Jun-30 Sept).

Classic music and nature come together on summer nights when the Bankia Symphonic Orchestra performs pieces by Bach, Mozart or Händel, among others (Royal Botanic Gardens. Fridays. 14 May-17 Sept).

A prestigious cast of dancers performs Tchaikovsky’s fairy tale under the orders of Andrey Batalov (Teatro EDP Gran Vía. Tuesday to Sunday. 29 Jun-8 Aug).

Starting at medieval Madrid, this tour heads to the Royal Palace before finishing at the Puerta de Sol (Spanish and English. Tues-Sun. 1 July to 15 Sept).

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One of the most emblematic traditional markets of Madrid converted into a gourmet paradise, close to the Plaza Mayor. REOPENED ON 2 JULY!

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After a short Christmas break, the races are back and will run through to 28 November.

An exhibition for the whole family that explores the world of dinosaurs (Espacio 5.1 - IFEMA MADRID. Till 26 September).

Fifth edition of the festival of Golden Age activities where the experience of open-air theatres will be relived (Madrid Río - Paseo de la Chopera. 22 Jul-19 Sept).


An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

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

Explore Madrid with our selection of tours (in Spanish).

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

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2021-2022
  • René Magritte. La Clef des champs, 1936. Óleo sobre lienzo. 80 x 60 cm © VEGAP, Madrid
  • Find official coronavirus guidance and resources for visiting Madrid safely and for protecting yourself and those around you.
    Last updated: 17/07/2021

    Coronavirus: Latest information and advice
  • Campaña Madrid en manos de todos. Frenar el contagio y mantener la situación bajo control depende, en gran medida, de nuestra responsabilidad individual. Proteger a nuestros mayores, vecinos y amigos está en manos de todos.
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • Discover 10 places off the beaten track that your trip to Madrid wouldn't be complete with visiting. 

    Alternative Top 10
  • Templo de Debod
  • All public parks and gardens in the city are once again fully open to the public.

    Parks and Gardens
  • Lago de la Casa de Campo