What’s On in Madrid

  • The museum has reopened to the public with a unique exhibition which sees its most iconic artworks displayed together for the first time (Prado Museum - Central Gallery. Till 13 September).

  • Reencuentro

Don’t miss the weekly Changing of the Guard held every Wednesday and Saturday, from 10am to 12 noon.

For the first time in Spain, an exhibition on the 17th-century Dutch painter's work as a portraitist (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 6 Jun-30 Aug).

Classic music and nature come together on summer nights when the Bankia Symphonic Orchestra performs pieces by Bach or Saint-Saëns, among others (Royal Botanic Gardens. Fridays. 3 Jul-25 Sept).

Experience the thrill of live horse racing and don't miss the evening races which are held on Thursdays till 28 August!

A review of the careers of the French and Swiss sculptors, leading to an interesting dialogue between both artists (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 2 Jun-23 Aug).

Essential cult films screened on a 14-metre stage in original subtitled version (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. 19 Jun-29 Aug).

The 23rd edition of PHotoESPAÑA features exhibitions and digital projects in museums and art centres (Various locations. 25 Jun-31 Oct).

A circus cabaret that has already been seen by over half a million people (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. Tuesdays to Sundays. From 10 July to 6 September).

The fourth edition of this festival of Golden Age activities moves to Madrid Río (Paseo de la Chopera in front of the Arganzuela Crystal Palace. 29 July-20 Sept).

Madrid's summer festival par excellence fills the city with shows and concerts (Conde Duque. 29 Jul-30 Aug).


The great contemporary art party in which galleries and museums kick off the new season (Various locations. 10-13 September).

The Maids of Honour by Velázquez return to the streets of Madrid (October-November 2020).

Booksellers, authors and readers gather at one of the most traditional cultural events in the capital (El Retiro Park. 2-18 October).

A dramatic opera by Giuseppe Verdi which is inspired by the assassination of Abraham Lincoln (Teatro Real. 18, 20, 23, 25, 27 and 29 September / 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 10, 11, 13 and 14 October).

The Portuguese pianist will give a recital that includes Beethoven’s last sonata (Teatro Real. 12 October).

An exhibition that addresses the role of women in the Spanish art system in the 19th and 20th centuries (Prado Museum. 14 Oct-14 Mar 2021).

The prestigious German company is back for the second time to open the theatre’s ballet season (Teatro Real. 22-24 October).

A historic festival that brings together the greatest artists from the genre (Oct-Nov).

Selection of works by the Dutch artist, founder of Neoplasticism, abstract art with a multi-disciplinary approach (Reina Sofia Museum - Edificio Sabatini. 11 Nov-1 Mar 2021).

Sport and music at one of the most important sporting events of the many that are held in Spain (2020 edition cancelled). 


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 exchange your 200 Welcome Puntos Madrid for fantastic spring plans.


On Sunday 21 June, the three-month state of emergency declared in response to the coronavirus pandemic came to an end. The borders have now been reopened to visitors arriving from Schengen countries, the UK and twelve other third countries. People are allowed to travel freely around the country, face masks continue to be mandatory in public places and social distancing rules must be followed.


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

    Madrid Events Calendar
  • René Magritte. La Clef des champs, 1936. Óleo sobre lienzo. 80 x 60 cm © VEGAP, Madrid
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

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

    Alternative Top 10
  • Templo de Debod