What’s On in Madrid

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February highlights

Two hundred works by the Dutch visionary whose drawings have inspired scientists and designers are showcased in what is undoubtedly one of the exhibitions of the year (Gaviria Palace. Till 25 June).

The latest offerings from the international modern art market all under one roof (Feria de Madrid. 22-26 February).

An exhibition comprising drawings, pastel drawings and collages given by the Irish artist to the owner of the collection, Cristiano Lovatelli Ravarino, between 1977 and 1992. (Círculo de Bellas Artes - Sala Goya. Till 21 May).


After taking all five continents by storm, the flamenco legend returns to the Spanish capital with her latest show (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 23 Feb-30 Apr).


A carefully-selected group of over 60 works from the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest that includes paintings by Dürer and Raphael (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Till 28 May).

The Turkish squad are coming to Madrid to face the local team in leg 2 (WiZink Center. 24 February).

An intense dramatic opera in two acts by Benjamin Britten that is being performed for the first time in Spain (Teatro Real. 22, 25, 28 February).

Combining the purest flamenco roots with touches of contemporary dance (Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío. 23 February).

Two major teams in Spanish football are coming face to face in search of victory (Vicente Calderón Stadium. 26 February).

Eighth edition of the International Classic Car Show (Glass Pavilion -  Casa de Campo Park. 24-26 February).


Visit one of the most popular vintage markets in the Spanish capital (Railway Museum. Second weekend of every month. Next edition: 11-12 March).

The Rojiblancos are meeting the men coached by Roger Schmidt in the round of 16 of the European tournament (Vicente Calderón Stadium. 15 March).

The successful British choreographer Matthew Bourne stars in this new show by New Adventures (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 15-18 March).

Concert by the American group as part of its two-date Spanish tour to present The Serenity of Suffering (WiZink Center. 17 March).

One of the world’s greatest mezzosoprano returns to Madrid’s opera house. (Teatro Real. 19 March).

A chamber opera based on Albert Camus’s ‘The Misunderstanding’ (Teatros del Canal - Sala Negra. 20, 22, 23 March).

The English pop rock band are back after a ten-year hiatus. New album, new influences and a European tour (But. 21 March).

The American dance company are presenting a parody of Russian classics (Teatros del Canal – Sala Roja. 29 Mar-9 Apr).

April highlights

Grab the chance to listen to one of today’s most powerful voices as the American musician embarks on his international concert tour 24K Magic (WiZink Center. 3 April).

The violence and horror of war in the work of the genius from Málaga (Reina Sofia Museum. 5 Apr-4 Sept).

The popular British singer and songwriter, one of the artists of the moment, releases his latest album, Divide (WiZink Center. 8 April).

A powerful show that brings circus and Hollywood film noir together (Teatro Circo Price. 19-23 April).

The Rojiblancos are meeting the men coached by Roger Schmidt in the round of 16 of the European tournament (Vicente Calderón Stadium. 15 March).

Enjoy the emotion, the passion and the gastronomy of a fully Spanish tradition.

Sport and music at one of the most important sporting events of the many that take place across Spain (23 April).

This classic league match will bring planet football to a standstill at one of the sporting events of the year (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 23 April).

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

    2017 Events Calendar
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  • In the Espacio Fundación Telefónica you can find this unique collection that traces the history of telecommunications.

    The History of Telecommunications
  • The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 80 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • Seven magicians from different countries in shows for children and grown-ups alike, where illusion dominates the stage (Teatro Circo Price. 15 Feb-12 Mar).

    7th International Magic Festival – International Gala
  • A spectacular ice skating show based on the hit Disney film (WiZink Center. 1-5 March).

    Disney on ice. Frozen
  • International and Spanish companies put on shows that encompass all the performing arts (Various locations. 3-26 March).

    Teatralia 2017
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  • Festival Internacional de Magia
  • Disney on ice. Frozen
  • Teatralia
  • Photography, painting, sculpture... The arts have found their niche in Madrid's leading museums and exhibition halls (January - April 2017).

    Madrid is Culture (PDF)
  • Folleto Madrid es Cultura. Agenda Exposiciones. Enero-abril 2017


Make your way up to the observation deck for stunning views of the city.

Climb on board and discover the city in a panoramic format.

Discover 24 masterpieces hanging in Madrid's top museums.

  • Check out online or download our monthly bilingual magazine, packed with events, useful information and a map of Madrid and its metro.

    esMADRIDmagazine February 2017
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