Easter is an excellent time to enjoy the good weather in Madrid when it's not too cold or too hot, whether you are a tourist or a local. Whatever your case, here you will find everything: what days Easter is celebrated in Madrid, traditions and other leisure activities typical of the season.
When is Easter Week in 2021?
From Sunday, March 28 to Sunday, April 4, 2021.
When is Holy Thursday and Good Friday in 2021?
This year 2021 April 1 is Maundy Thursday and April 2 is Good Friday.
What to do? Processions and traditions of Madrid's Holy Week
Palm Sunday: Procession of the Students and Procession of the Borriquita.
Holy Wednesday: Procession of Jesús del Gran Poder y la Esperanza.
Maundy Thursday: Procession of Jesús Nazareno and Virgen de la Soledad.
Good Friday: The three pasos of Jesús de Medinaceli, María Santísima de los Siete Dolores and the Holy Burial.
Holy Saturday: Procession of the Soledad and La Virgen Dolorosa.
Enjoy music and concerts
Delight yourself with sacred music, on this date the most important churches of the city host almost 40 concerts, with free tickets until full capacity is reached.
Traditionally, on Maundy Thursday there are also concerts of flamenco saetas in the streets of central Madrid.
Take advantage of the agenda of festivals in the towns of the Madrid Region
Not everything is Madrid Center, the Community has eight Easter celebrations declared Festivals of Tourist Interest at Regional level and one at National level. The Passion of Chinchón, Festival of National Tourist Interest, is characterized by its spectacular staging in the streets on Holy Saturday.
Throughout Holy Week there are also dozens of events in Aranjuez, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Villarejo de Salvanés, Torrejón de Ardoz, Móstoles, Daganzo de Arriba, Morata de Tajuña and Carabaña.
Taste the typical food of Madrid during Easter Week
The most famous Easter dessert, without a doubt, is the torrija, but also common at this time are buñuelos, Easter eggs, pestiños and florones dulces and leche frita.
There are also other dishes that are tradition in the towns of the community of Madrid such as the chickpea stew, the soldaditos de pavía, the cod croquettes, the 'pasioncitos' and 'tentaciones' of morata, the hornazo and the cocido madrileño.
Sightseeing in Madrid
If you want to come to visit Madrid this Easter for sightseeing, we have summarized for you the guide What to see and what to do in Madrid where you will find all the essential places to visit.
Easter getaway without leaving Madrid
If you live in the community of Madrid and you are looking for an exclusive and unique plan for Easter without having to travel, you can discover the Restaurant of Chef Ramón Freixa, recognized with 2 Michelin stars.
You can also combine it with a staycation at the Hotel Único Madrid. Disconnect without leaving Madrid by organizing a relaxing getaway with spa and breakfast included to regain balance and wellness in an oasis in the heart of Madrid.
Unconventional plans for Easter in Madrid
Take advantage of these days off and escape to the most romantic corners of the Retiro, with its gardens full of flowers, fountains and walks where you will find ventriloquists and street artists that will brighten your day.
The best hotel for Easter in Madrid City
In any case, your best choice of accommodation in Madrid for Easter is the Hotel Único Madrid. Recognized as one of the best hotels in the city for those who want to enjoy the local festivities, as well as those who want to sightsee. Come and discover it yourself. Book your stay here.