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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.
Noches del Botánico - El Real Jardín Botánico de Alfonso XIII
Among the popular attractions offered by Spain during the summer months is an extraordinary number of music festivals hosted throughout its geography, from the urban electronic of Barcelona’s Sónar, to the raver’s favourite FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) in Valencia to the Azenka Rock festival of Vitoria-Gasteiz (capital city of the Basque Country). But of all the locations perhaps the most varied and high-profile is Madrid which includes Mad Cool Festival (early July), A Summer Story (late June) and Noches del Botánico which this year celebrates its third edition. An eclectic festival of live musical performance that has an intimate feel thanks to its privileged surroundings and excellent programme of music and more. A rare hybrid of outdoor venue with a comfortable ambience that includes everything from folk to flamenco, samba to rock, electronic to jazz.