What’s On in Madrid

  • El Rey León
  • Immersive exhibition dedicated to the artist’s centenary featuring original paintings, some of which are from private collections that are rarely on display (Royal Palace. Till 30 June).

    Sorolla Through Light
  • Paseo a orillas del mar, 1909 - Joaquín Sorolla Bastida - Óleo sobre lienzo - Fundación Museo Sorolla, n.º inv. 834

Another edition of the festival with a multidisciplinary programme that brings together female talents from disciplines, such as music, theatre and dance (Various locations. 2-30 March).

Don't miss

This latest edition of the festival features shows that combine theatre, music, puppetry, magic, circus, projections, and contemporary dance (Various venues. 3-26 March). 

Last chance

Première in the Madrid theatre of this cult opera produced by the Australian, Barrie Kosky (Teatro Real. 13, 15, 17, 19, 27, 29 and 30 March).

Two routes invite us to delve into food culture and art (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum / San Miguel Market. Until December 2023).

This year, the Festival offers numerous musical performances, including 26 premieres and 10 pieces commissioned exclusively for the event, combining styles as well as renowned with emerging artists (Various venues. 21 Feb-30 Mar). 


Innovative exhibition that celebrates the work of the non-conformist and legendary British photographer Brian Duffy with the artist David Bowie (Espacio COAM. 15 Mar-25 Jun).

First retrospective in Western Europe that follows the career of this eclectic artist, from her first drawings to her later works (Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall. 11 Feb-7 May).

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

Don't miss

An exhibition that invites you to discover the great mysteries of Ancient Egypt (Matadero Madrid - MAD. Madrid Artes Digitales. Till 16 April).

Last chance

The city hosts the world première of this immersive experience that takes visitors through the creative universe of the director’s films (Espacio Ibercaja Delicias. Thursday to Sunday. Till 9 April).

Don't miss the exhibitions organised as part of this innovative contemporary festival that turns Madrid into the capital of design (Various venues. 7 Feb-9 Apr).

The typical Madrid dish features a gastronomic journey through the Community of Madrid (Various establishments. 15 Feb-31 Mar).

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: 5th April).

European farewell tour, Roger Waters This Is Not A Drill, in which the British musician performs on a 360º stage for the first time ever (WiZink Center. 23 and 24 March).

The Ibérica de Danza Company celebrates its 30th anniversary with a vibrant double show full of feelings (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 22 and 23 March).

The ballet company founded by the choreographer, George Balanchine, and Lincoln Kirstein performs three choreographies full of symbolism (Teatro Real. 23-26 March).


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: 2023
  • Reforma Estadio Santiago Bernabéu
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • The arrival of winter brings a whole host of events and activities for you to enjoy this magical time in the city with friends and family and put your New Year’s resolutions into practice.

    Things to do in winter in Madrid
  • Cosas que hacer en invierno en Madrid
  • Madrid en todas las estaciones del año
  • Madrid has lots of activities for children. Check out our suggestions to make the most of your great family holiday.

    Madrid for Kids