2019 calendar of cultural and leisure activities in Madrid


Prado Museum on the Prado Promenade in Madrid

Madrid It is a very dynamic city with a large number of cultural and leisure activities which are celebrated throughout the year, which makes it very attractive for visitors, as well as for the residents themselves in the capital.

Below you have a calendar with some of the most outstanding cultural activities that take place in Madrid during the year.

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Cultural activities in Madrid 2019

Exhibitions in Madrid

In Madrid throughout the year you have an extensive program of Temporary exhibitions, much of them concentrated in museums and cultural institutions that are located from the Plaza de Cibeles to the Glorieta de Atocha.

- What exhibitions to see in Madrid

Guided itineraries through gardens and green areas

Throughout the year in Madrid you can enjoy an extensive program of guided itineraries through parks, gardens and green areas of the capital and surroundings

- Program of itineraries guided by gardens and green areas of Madrid

Welcome to the palace

The Madrid's community Throughout the year, it develops a cultural program that allows you to visit some of the most outstanding palaces in Madrid for free, which are currently the headquarters of various institutions and public bodies

- Visit program Welcome to the palace


Gastronomy has a special role in Madrid to late January with the celebration of Gastrofestival, In collaboration with Madrid Fusion, with an extensive program of gastronomic activities and experiences in which more than 400 cultural establishments and institutions participate

- Gastrofestival Program in Madrid

International Magic Festival

It is already a tradition that every year during the months of February and March the International Magic Festival at Circus theater Price, with close magic sessions and a great gala with the best international artists

- Magic Festival in Circus Price Theater

Theater Night

Coinciding with the celebration of World Theater Day, every year on March 27th takes place in Madrid the Theater Night, with more than 200 activities in theaters, halls and cultural institutions, as well as street theater

- Night of the Theaters Program in Madrid, March 27

Old and Used Book Spring Fair in Recoletos

It is already a tradition that in spring you can visit the Old book faire and meantime which takes place on the Paseo de Recoletos, also known as Spring Fair.

-Old book faire and meantime

Day and Night of the Museums

At Month of May Madrid is one of the European cities that participate in the initiative promoted by the Council of Europe which concentrates in successive days the European Museum Night and the International Museum Day, with free opening to the public and numerous activities.

- Museum Day and Night Activities

Retirement Book Fair

One of the most popular cultural traditions of end of may in Madrid is the book Fair which is celebrated in the Retiro Park, with 74 editions and in which more than 500 exhibitors participate. An essential in cultural Madrid.

- Madrid Book Fair in Retiro Park

Researchers Night

European event born in 2005, currently in the Researchers Night, which is celebrated at the end of the month of September, more than 30 cities participate, among which is Madrid.

- Researchers Night Program in Madrid

Architecture Week

In recent years, the Architecture Week It has established itself as a popular cultural event that takes place after the return of vacations, specifically, to end of September; During the same, unique buildings of Madrid are visited and tours of architectural interest are made, in addition to other activities.

- Architecture Week Program in Madrid

Old and Old Book Autumn Fair

In the first half of October, the so-called Recoletos promenade is held every year Old and Old Book Autumn Fair organized by the association Libris, with the participation of about 40 booksellers.

- Old and Old Book Fall Fair in Recoletos

Guided tours Madrid Another Look

In the second half of October the cultural program takes place every year Madrid Another Look which allows an approach to historical, artistic and architectural heritage through free guided visits to buildings and monuments of the capital during a weekend.

- Madrid Another Look Program

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Science Week

The month of November is marked with the celebration of the Science Week, a cultural event promoted by the Madrid's community during which more than 900 free activities are carried out by organizations and institutions dedicated to science and technology.

- Science Week Programming in Madrid