Flamenco in Madrid

Suma Flamenca

A soul-filled flamenco festival that draws some of the biggest names in the genre to Teatros del Canal and some of the better-known tablaos (flamenco venues), such as Casa Patas, Villa Rosa and Corral de la Morería.
Cultural in Madrid

Fiestas de San Isidro Labrador

Around 15 May Madrid's patron saint is honoured with a week of nonstop processions, parties and bullfights. Free concerts are held throughout the city, and this week marks the start of the city's bullfighting season…
Flamenco in Madrid

Festival Flamenco

Five days of fine flamenco music in one of the city's theatres. Big names in recent years have included Enrique Morente, Carmen Linares and Diego El Cigala. Dates are movable.
Food & Drink in Madrid

Gastro Festival Madrid

All the Spanish chefs who have made it big come to Madrid for this gastronomy summit, with workshops and events where masters of the Spanish kitchen show off their latest creations. Over 400 bars and restaurants par…
Music in Madrid


Festimad is the biggest of Spain’s year-round circuit of major music festivals. Bands from all over the country and beyond converge on Móstoles or Leganés (on the MetroSur train network), for two days of indie-music…
Music in Madrid


Held in September at Madrid's Complutense University, this terrific music festival gets better with each passing year. Franz Ferdinand, Liam Gallagher, Amaral and Kings of Convenience have been headline acts on a pr…
Music in Madrid

Jazz Madrid

Madrid's annual jazz festival draws a prestigious cast of performers from across the globe and is an increasingly important stop on the European jazz circuit. Venues vary, from the city's intimate jazz clubs to gran…
LGBT in Madrid

Día del Orgullo de Gays, Lesbianas y Transexuales

The colourful Gay Pride Parade, on the last Saturday in June, sets out from the Puerta de Alcalá in the early evening, and winds its way around the city in an explosion of music and energy, ending up at the Puerta d…
Theatre in Madrid

La Noche de los Teatros

On 'The Night of the Theatres', Madrid's streets become the stage for all manner of performances, with a focus on comedy and children's plays. It usually takes place on the last Saturday of March.
Art in Madrid

Arte Madrid – Apertura

In mid- to late-September, more than 50 private art galleries inaugurate their exhibitions at the same time, with day and night events to accompany this explosion of artistic creativity.