Events in Madrid

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  • Velázquez’s Meninas have once again wandered off onto the streets of Madrid (Various locations. 1 Nov-15 Dec).

    Meninas Madrid Gallery 2022
  • Meninas Madrid Gallery


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: 7 December TBC).

The country’s best performing arts festival celebrates its 40th anniversary with a special programme that focuses on internation talent (Different venues. 10-27 November).

The light experience reopens its doors with a new installation that brings you on a journey to the heart of nature and the origin of living beings (Royal Botanic Gardens. 14 Nov-15 Jan). Tickets now on sale

Don’t miss the most important equestrian event that seeks to bring the general public closer to the world of horses and which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year (IFEMA MADRID - Pavilions 12 and 14. 25-27 November).


A must visit for stocking up on Christmas paraphernalia including toys and figurines for the traditional nativity scenes (Plaza Mayor. 25 Nov-31 Dec).

The Spanish capital is now home to the world’s most sensational music and culinary event (IFEMA MADRID. Thursday to Sundays. Buy tickets).

Latest edition of the most important fair promoting regional arts and crafts (Paseo de Recoletos. 1-30 December 2022).

The leader of U2, Bono, is offering a unique show to mark the release of his book, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story (Teatro Coliseum. 28 November).

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

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

    Madrid Events Calendar: 2022-2023
  • Luzia - Cirque du Soleil © Matt Beard

Feeling festive?

  • Find the best Christmas events and festive activities taking place around the city.

    What's on this Christmas
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