EVENTS & ATTRACTIONS
Veranos de la Villa
Friday, July 1 - Wednesday, August 31
In July and August, the Veranos de la Villa Festival brings more than 300 installations and public programmes to the city—like operettas, flamenco shows and immersive cinematic experiences.
During the 20th century, the Matadero Municipal of Legazpi was a set of dedicated buildings serving as an industrial slaughterhouse and livestock market in Madrid. Nowadays, it is a recognized art center and cultural space for various events.
Triangle of Art
The thoughtfully laid out "Golden Triangle"—as it is also sometimes known—makes it easy to see all three of the leading Spanish-art museums together: the Prado, the Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Casa de Campo Park
With more than 1,700 hectares, it is the largest park in the city of Madrid and within its boundaries houses an amusement park, a zoo, fairgrounds, restaurants, a cable car and the Venta del Batán livestock complex. One of the most popular areas are the surroundings of the lake, which are especially pleasant to enjoy nature walking, having a drink in one of the bars, or renting a boat.
The UNESCO World Heritage-protected Aranjuez Cultural Landscape began as Spain's answer to Versailles. It possesses an opulent royal palace, showcasing Renaissance, Rococo, Moorish, and Chinese design, landscaped gardens, and a Baroque Old Quarter.
Cardamomo Tablao Flamenco
A flamenco tablao in Madrid where you can enjoy the best live flamenco in the capital. Each day, 10 artists take to the tablao to offer the best of themselves in an unforgettable flamenco show.
The workshop house of illustrious impressionist painter, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida is a compelling journey through his extraordinary work, including portraits and his ability to capture light. The museum contains permanent exhibitions and various collections that art-lovers won’t want to miss.
Barrio de las Letras
The Literary Quarter is best known for the many writers who used to live in this neighbourhood, such as Cervantes and Lope de Vega. However, it is also a fantastic art, theatre, and cinema destination, with venues such as the CaixaForum cultural centre.
Museo Centro de Artes de Vanguardia
Housed in a former railway workshop, reflecting the industrial architectural style of the early 19th century, the Museo Centro de Artes de Vanguardia serves as a cultural space for artistic experimentation as well as new trends and creative forms of expression.
Conde Duque Cultural Center
This centre of contemporary culture provides an innovative program and space dedicated to theatre, dance, cinema, music, language and critical thinking, creativity, and artistic innovation—offering something for all tastes and talents.
Chocolatería San Ginés
Stop by Chocolatería San Ginés for transcendent churros and chocolate a la taza: rich, thick Spanish hot chocolate perfected over 125-plus years since the legendary café opened its doors.
Royal Botanic Gardens
With more than 5,000 species of plants distributed over four levels of terraces, the Royal Botanic Gardens of Madrid is a beautiful green space located next to the Prado Museum.
Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum
Visit one of Madrid’s most iconic neoclassical palaces, Villahermosa, located at the corner of the Paseo del Prado and the Carrera de San Jerónimo. One of the inscribed properties of the UNESCO World Heritage List, this well-preserved museum is home to nearly 1,000 paintings dating back to the 13th century, from artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Degas, among others.
Museo Reina Sofía
Located near the Parque del Retiro in Madrid’s city center, the Museo Reina Sofía showcases a range of collections and exhibits that offer narratives and experiences speaking to the present through a critical study of the past. From experimental avant-garde pieces to the eclecticism, institutionalism and disobedience of the 1980s, the museum has something for every visitor.
Espacio Telefónica Foundation
The Espacio Telefónica hosts a range of exhibitions on science, art, and digital-culture topics—from colour psychology to molecular gastronomy. It also doubles as a concert and workshop venue and boasts an eclectic shop.
Toledo lives up to its popularity among day-tripping Madrilenians with the Alcázar, the rebuilt former palace of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, a museum of El Greco's artwork, and stunning Roman Catholic, Islamic, and Jewish religious architecture.
Co-founded by Nino Redruello—the acclaimed chef and El Bulli alum who also manages our dining programme—Fismuler has attained a dedicated following for its Madrilenian dishes and cheesecake.
El Retiro Park
Wander among the wide paths, landscaped gardens, and historic pavilions of 350-acre El Retiro Park—formerly a retreat for the Spanish royal family. It’s even home to one of the few "crystal palaces" that remain in Europe.
"The City of Hanging Houses" is home to not just the namesake cliffside, 14th-century residences (casas colgadas), which dangle precariously over river gorges—but a thriving modern-art scene and palaeontology museum.
Home to a towering ancient aqueduct and UNESCO World Heritage-protected Old Town and lined by recently restored city walls, Segovia is also beloved for its hillside miradores—charming, picnic-friendly lookouts.