What’s On in Madrid

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  • Retrospective of the surrealist painter, René Magritte, which brings together around 70 works, including paintings, photographs and films (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 14 Sept 2021-30 Jan 2022).

    The Magritte Machine
  • René Magritte. El gran siglo, 1954. Kunstmuseum Gelsenkirchen. © René Magritte, VEGAP, Madrid, 2021

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS

The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 100 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Wednesday to Sunday. Till 9 January).

An exhibition for the whole family that explores the world of dinosaurs (Espacio 5.1 - IFEMA MADRID. Friday to Sunday. Till 9 January).

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The Spanish capital is now home to the world’s most sensational music and culinary event (IFEMA MADRID. From 8 October 2021).

The international contemporary art fair is the autumn meeting point for Spain’s most important art, galleries and collectors (IFEMA MADRID - Pavilion 3. 21-24 October).

A festival that is committed to the flamenco art in all of its forms (Main venue: Teatros del Canal. 19 Oct-7 Nov).

The Circo de los Horrores presents its latest show in which theatre, circus, dance and music lead to a night of pure frenzy (IFEMA MADRID. Thursdays to Sundays. Till 12 December).

For 16 years, Madrid has held this massive charity run, in which 36,000 runners participated in 2019 and filled the streets with pink (24 October 2021).

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The world’s biggest box office illusionist from Europe reopens the Apolo with a new show that includes illusions that have never been seen before (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Thursday to Sunday. 7 Oct-28 Nov).

The annual event brings together the world’s leading product developers, experts, stakeholders, and air navigation service providers (IFEMA MADRID. 26-28 October).

Don't miss

The first edition of the Madrid International Festival of Light takes us on a journey to 20 installations created by renowned national and international artists (Various sites. 29-31 October).

The innovative singer from Tunisia who combines rock, trip-hop and other sounds with music from the Middle East, will perform her album, The Tunis Diaries, live (Conde Duque. 29 October).

The foundation’s first exhibition presents a selection of 117 works from its extensive and varied collections (Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson. Till 31 July 2022).

OFFICIAL PRODUCTS

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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
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  • El fin de siglo. Sala 61 A del Museo Nacional del Prado ©Museo Nacional del Prado (660 x 335)
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  • 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
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  • Madrid boasts an array of public parks and gardens from the Casa de Campo, Spain's largest green space, to El Retiro Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    Parks and Gardens
  • Lago de la Casa de Campo
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