What’s On in Madrid

  • Anastacia, Devendra Banhart, and Jamie Cullum are just some of the top-notch musicians headlining the second edition of the festival (Complutense University Botanical Garden. 22 Jun-29 Jul).

    Nights at the Botanical
  • Noches del Botánico 2016

JULY & AUGUST HIGHLIGHTS

Mario Gas narrates Puccini’s poignant drama from three perspectives (Teatro Real. 27 Jun-21 Jul).

Don't miss

A wide cultural offering to be enjoyed in the 21 neighbourhoods in Madrid’s summer cultural agenda (30 June - 3 September. All over the city).

A series of films shown in their original version to suit all tastes, in a unique setting (Glass Gallery - Cibeles Palace. 7 Jul-7 Sept).

Joint exhibition with major works by Renaissance painters (Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 20 Jun-24 Sept).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding its 20th edition (31 May-27 August).

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 24 September).

A romantic journey to the Seville of 1830 with a choreographic performance of Bizet's opera (Teatro Nuevo Apolo. 6 Jul-31 Ago).

A series of dance numbers to pay homage to Ruiz Soler, on the 20th anniversary of his death (Teatros del Canal - Sala Roja. 21-30 July).

The most beautiful horse racing prizes flood the summer evenings (La Zarzuela Racecourse. 29 June-27 July).

August is a fantastic month to experience Madrid at its most authentic, with the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities.

The two big teams face each other for the first title of the season (Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. 16 August).

The guardians of Bob Marley's legacy are still notching up hits wherever they go (Sala Arena. 29 August).

What's on for kids
  • 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 85 million people around the world (Teatro Lope de Vega. Tuesdays to Sundays).

    The Lion King (El Rey León)
  • Don't miss

    A spectacular musical tribute to the King of Pop on the ninth anniversary of his death (Teatro Calderón. Tue-Sun. 14 Jul-6 Aug).

    I WANT U BACK
  • A museum in the Malasaña district showing the largest collection of robots in Europe.

    The Robot Museum
  • 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 24 September).

    Escher
  • Historia de las telecomunicaciones
  • El Rey León
  • I Want U Back / Michael Jackson
  • museum robot 1
  • All M.C. Escher works (c) 2017 The M.C. Escher Company - All rights reserved.
  • Don't miss

    Enjoy the full programme of activities that has been prepared to celebrate the 4th centenary of the famous square (Plaza Mayor. Throughout 2017).

    400th Anniversary of Madrid's Plaza Mayor
  • Logo Cuarto Centenario Plaza Mayor
  • This year the Spanish capital is hosting a number of festivals you won't want to miss!

    2017 Music Festivals

Water parks

Enjoy Europe's biggest water park, with 12 attractions in a beautiful setting near the Navacerrada mountain range.

Water slides, swimming pools and wave pools for spending a refreshing day in this water park on the north-eastern side of Madrid

Outdoor summer pools

Tourist trains

A period train running between Madrid and Aranjuez 

A unique way to discover the birthplace of the great Spanish writer

Travel to this Medieval city accompanied by troubadours and knights

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

    esMADRIDmagazine July/August 2017
  • esMADRIDmagazine julio/agosto 2017