30 June, 2022

What to do in Madrid this summer?

Summers in Madrid are no longer like they used to be, when the city was completely empty and there were few Madrilenians who swarmed the streets. Nowadays, there are many leisure alternatives for all the locals who stay in the city and for the tourists who come to visit.

To make your summer in the city more enjoyable, we have selected the best plans that the capital has to offer for the next months.


LGBTIQA+ Pride 2022

After the break due to the pandemic, the #MadridOrgullo2022 will once again fill the streets of Madrid with diversity. The celebrations will kick off on July 6 at Plaza Pedro Zerolo, filling with music and colour the squares of Callao, Plaza de España and Plaza del Rey (renamed Plaza de las Reinas for the occasion). The central act will be the LGBTQ Pride Demonstration on Saturday, July 9.




Mad Cool Festival

From the 6 to the 10 of July, the Valdebebas Mad Cool Space will host the fifth edition of the Mad Cool Festival, a cultural event that combines music with different artistic expressions under a common link: responsibility and sustainability. More than 100 artists will delight the attendees; Metallica, Imagine Dragons, The Killers, Florence + The Machine, Placebo, Nathy Peluso or Kings of Leon among others.


programa de mad cool festival 2022


The Magnetic Terrace

During the weekends of July and August, the rooftop of La Casa Encendidabecomes a magnetic space that will host concerts at sunset and an open-air cinema. This year, the theme will revolve around vulnerability, since this event will coincide with the Vulnerable Creatures exhibition.


La Terraza Magnética 2022


August Festivities

The most quintessential Madrid is seen during its traditional verbenas in August. Take notes because there are three main events in Madrid during that month: San Cayetano celebrated on August 6 and 7, in the area surrounding the namesake church (Calle Embajadores), San Lorenzo celebrated on August 10 and 11 in Lavapiés, and La Paloma that will fill our city with parties, chotis and gallinejas on August 14 and 15.


tradicionales verbenas de las fiestas de agosto


The Nights of the Botanic Gardens

Until July 31st, the Royal Botanical Garden of Alfonso XIII of the Complutense University celebrates the sixth edition of this music festival in which, every summer, renowned artists from the national and international scene perform. Juanes, Crowded House, Estrella Morente, Carlinhos Brown, Jessie J, Carlos Vives or Diana Krall, are some of the artists who will take to the stage in the month of July.


programa de mad cool festival 2022


And of course, you must not forget the traditional plans that Madrid offers on a regular basis, such as its acclaimed museums, its summer swimming pools or the beautiful excursions to the surroundings of the capital. Happy summer!

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