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Easter plans 2021 in Madrid

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.

March 25, 2021

Veranos de la Villa

One of the great surprises of Madrid is how green it is. It’s parks colour the city in great swathes of green – meadows and frothy forests, sinewy rivers bordered by willows, deep, cool urban pools - that provide a cooling balm to the heat of high summer. Knitted together they create a verdant playground for the annual Veranos de la Villa (Summer in the City) cultural agenda that spans two months over July and August. 

June 23, 2020

Balenciaga and the Spanish masters

In the world of high fashion, art has always played a pivotal role.  In this new exhibition at the El Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, haute couture designs by Spanish couturier, Balenciaga, are exhibited alongside the great masters of Spanish art from the 16th to the 20th century, showing how he harnessed their spirit to create his body of work.

June 23, 2020

Madrid en Danza

This year, 2018, one of the most established dance festivals in Spain, Madrid en Danza (Madrid in Dance) is celebrating its 33rd edition. 

June 23, 2020

Giacometti in the Museo del Prado

Alberto Giacometti, the sculptor popularly known today for his exaggerated human figures that seem to occupy the territory between abstract and figurative, is currently being commemorated by Madrid’s most iconic museum, the Museo del Prado.

June 23, 2020

Capriccio by Richard Strauss at the Teatro Real

To really appreciate one of Madrid’s most iconic buildings there is no better way than to visit it in the manner in which it was designed to be experienced. The Teatro Real’s staging of the Richard Strauss opera Capriccio provides such an opportunity, taking place between the end of May and the beginning of June. The majestic setting, the world class acoustics, the romantic music of Richard Strauss, what better way to discover one of Madrid’s premier cultural attractions with all the pomp and ceremony that goes with the opera.

June 23, 2020

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid

Spain’s capital city is also its cultural heart and fashion is an artistic expression that Madrid locals follow assiduously, the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Madrid (formerly known as the Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week) takes place twice yearly and places Madrid on the map of the premier fashion capitals of the world.

June 23, 2020

Cibeles Cine

The Spanish love cinema, as well as their own thriving industry film goers are equally appreciative of European, Hollywood and World cinema. The sector has undergone somewhat of a renaissance over the last decade with a significant increase in the number of Spanish titles being released internationally. A new wave of Spanish directors like Isabel Coixet (The Bookshop), Juan Antonio Bayona (A Monster Calls) and Alejandro Amenábar (The Others) are renowned internationally, taking over from avant-garde figures such as Pedro Almodóvar and Bigas Luna. Spanish movie stars like Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas are as at home in Hollywood as they are in home grown independent films.

June 23, 2020

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