What’s On in Madrid

  • The flamenco dancer, María Pagés, directs her version of the great tragedy by Sophocles (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. Tuesday to Sunday. 22 Aug-8 Sept).

    Antigone - Víctor Ullate Ballet
  • Antígona - Víctor Ullate Ballet

Summer highlights

Madrid's summer festival par excellence fills the city with shows and concerts (Various locations. 28 Jun-1 Sept).

A retrospective of the renowned Chinese photographer and performance artist who uses chameleon-like methods to immerse himself in different environments (Gaviria Palace. Until 15 September).

An exhibition showing the connections between the fashion designer’s creations and the tradition of the Spanish painting (Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. 18 Jun-22 Sept).

72 works by the most admired Dutch and Spanish painters of the late 16th and early 17th invite us to reflect on their numerous shared traits (Prado Museum. Till 29 September)

Film season in a special setting, with most movies in their original version (Glass Gallery - Cibeles Palace. 29 Jun-12 Sept).

An authentic flamenco show featuring mesmerizing dance, singing and guitar playing (Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil).

Ballet Flamenco de Madrid presents a show that combines choreographies inspired in Spanish dances brought to you by the first-class dancers (Teatro Muñoz Seca. Tuesdays to Sundays. 28 May-1 September).

A multi-sensory journey through 50 years of history of the acclaimed British rock group (IFEMA – Feria de Madrid. 10 May-15 Sept).

An exhibition on works of this great Italian 15th century painter (Prado Museum. 28 May-15 Sept).

It’s the third year of the festival, and it comes with activities from the Spanish Golden Age, including a ‘corral de comedias’ theatrical experience (Cuesta de Moyano. 25 July-22 Sept).

An exhibition that centres around the relationship between Pablo Picasso and his first wife Olga Khokhlova (CaixaForum Madrid. 19 Jun-22 Sept).

To celebrate its 200th birthday, the museum has organized an exciting program full of temporary exhibitions (Prado Museum. Throughout 2019).

Don't miss

The Vallehermoso Stadium is reopening with an IAAF World Challenge Meeting, bringing elite athletes together ((Estadio Vallehermoso. 25 August). Don’t miss out on your ticket!

The new post-millennial pop teen on her way to superstardom presents her first album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? (WiZink Center. 3 September).

Say farewell to the summer with 18 hours of music in this fun-filled festival with Two Door Cinema Club, Amaral and The Cardigans as headliners (Campus de la Universidad Complutense. 7 September).

A new tour by the British pianist, whose new repertoire includes pieces by Bach, Chopin and Beethoven (National Music Auditorium - Sala Sinfónica. 13 September).

The Spanish cycling race will once again hold its final leg through the streets of Madrid (15 September).

A festival that brings together tons of activities and great names of electronic music like Adam Beyer, Amelie Lens and Ann Clue (Enrique Tierno Galván Park. Sundays. 15 Sept-20 Oct).


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 receive your first 200 welcome Puntos Madrid to enjoy summer evenings with these and many more plans.

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

    2019 Events Calendar
  • Cirque du Soleil – Kooza
Especially for kids
  • A playful and didactic journey through the great milestones of universal history through plasticene figures (Gaviria Palace. Until 10 October).

    Plastihistory of Humanity
  • In the Espacio Fundación Telefónica you can find this unique collection that traces the history of telecommunications.

    The History of Telecommunications
  • The puppet theatre offers fantastic shows for children almost every Saturday and Sunday.

    Puppet Theatre in El Retiro Park
  • The largest musical production ever seen in Spain. Over 95 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • Plastihistoria de la humanidad
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • Teatro de Títeres de El Retiro
  • El Rey León
  • Madrid's excellent transport system allows you to get around the city quickly and safely by bus, metro, train or taxi.

    Getting around Madrid
  • Don’t miss the weekly Changing of the Guard (held every Weds and Sat) and the Solemn Change, which takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. Next edition: 2 October - date to be confirmed).

    Changing the Guard at the Royal Palace
  • Relevo solemne de la Guardia Real
  • Ed Sheeran, Little Mix, Muse, Metallica, Elton John, Jon Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Alice Cooper, Ennio Morricone,  Vance Joy, Michael Bublé...

    Unmissable concerts in 2019
  • Little Mix
  • Escape the summer heat with a refreshing splash in one of Madrid’s public or private pools.

    Madrid’s Outdoor Pools
  • Piscinas de verano en Madrid