What’s On in Madrid

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    The festival that brings together the best of national and international dance year after year (Various locations. 13 May-11 Jun).

    Madrid en Danza Festival 2023
  • Festival Madrid En Danza 2023

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

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The choreographer, Sharon Fridman, and the director, Luis Luque, create a dance show on the crossroads of civilizations (Naves del Español en Matadero - Sala Max Aub, Nave 10. Martes a domingos. 24 May-11 Jun).

A musical and sensory experience through the musical seasons, with two repertoires and pieces from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries (Royal Botanic Gardens. Fridays and Saturdays. 5 May-23 Sept).

This exhibition offers a complete review of the contribution by this great Bolognese master to the art of his time (Prado Museum. 28 Mar-9 Jul).

The International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts is holding a new edition with 96 exhibitions by 303 photographers and visual artists (Various locations. 31 May-3 Sept).

One of the most legendary hard rock bands is back on a world tour with a revamped show (Cívitas Metropolitano Stadium. 9 June).

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Booksellers, authors and readers gather at one of the most traditional cultural events in the capital (El Retiro Park. 26 May-11 June).

Immersive exhibition to mark the centenary of the painter’s death, which brings together 24 original works, some of which are from private collections (Royal Palace. Till 30 June).

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Temporary interactive inflatable art space that has already proved to be a huge success in Milan, Paris and Rome (Escenario Puerta del Ángel. 18 Mar-23 Jul).

Concert series that includes various vocal and guitar concerts performed by artists of the genre, such as Josemi Carmona, Rafael Riqueni and Antonio Reyes (Teatro Alfil. 23 Feb, 9 and 30 Mar, 13 and 27 Apr, 11 and 25 May, 8 and 22 Jun).

The Belgian musician, René Jacobs, conducts an adaptation of the opera based on the classical Greek myth (Teatro Real. 13 June).

Hop on board one the region's tourist trains and discover some magical places.

Madrid is one of the best LGBTQ+ destinations in the world, and its annual Pride celebrations are always attended by thousands of people (23 June - 2 July 2023).

Third edition of a grass roots football tournament that aims to educate children (Centro Deportivo Cívitas Alcalá de Henares. 23-28 June).


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck offering wonderful vistas of the city.

Visit our online store (in Spanish) of souvenirs made by local artisans!

  • 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
  • Escape the summer heat with a refreshing splash in one of Madrid’s public or private pools. Open from 13 May till 10 September 2023.

    Madrid’s Outdoor Pools
  • 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
  • No matter what time of year you visit, in Madrid you will enjoy our light and an inexhaustible array of culture, food and entertainment.

    Madrid through the seasons
  • 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
  • Con niños... en otoño e invierno