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Semana Santa (Holy Week)

Solemn religious processions and services to mark Holy Week, the week leading up to Easter Sunday.

Date: 10 April 2022 - 17 April 2022
Venue: Throughout the city.
Cost:

Free.


Fiesta de San Isidro

The commemoration of Madrid's patron saint is celebrated annually with wine, food and concerts.

Date: 13 May 2022 - 13 May 2022
Venue: Paseo de la Ermita del Santo and various other venues.
Cost:

Free.


Madrid Pride

This event aims to promote equality, moving towards a world where LGBTQ+ people are free to live and love without prejudice.

Date: 01 July 2022 - 10 July 2022
Venue: Chueca district.
Website: http://www.madridorgullo.com
Cost:

Free.


Festival Suma Flamenca

Madrid shares the art of flamenco with its people and visitors during this festival. Apart from showcasing leading flamenco artists, this festival also features upcoming guitarists, singers and dancers.

Date: 17 October 2022 - 06 November 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.madrid.org/sumaflamenca

Cabalgata de Reyes Madrid (Three Kings Parade)

The annual procession of the Three Kings in their elaborate costumes, watched by thousands of children, begins at Nuevos Ministerios and ends at Plaza de Cibeles.

Date: 05 January 2023 - 05 January 2023
Venue: City centre.
Cost:

Free.


Madrid Carnival

Madrid is marked by merriment during the carnival season. Highlights include a masked and costumed parade, a 'tossing the puppet' (Manteo del Pelele) event, and the 'burial of the sardine' ceremony.

Date: 17 February 2023 - 22 February 2023
Venue: Various.
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Hotel Paris

One of the popular cheap options in Madrid’s Puerta de Alcalá area, Hotel Paris' 120 rooms are surprisingly spacious, decorated in classic style – this was one of the first luxury hotels in Madrid at the start of the 20th century. It was only when the Ritz was established in 1910 that it was relegated to a more modest category. Its main attraction is its location, right on the Puerta del Sol, with the main cultural stops right on its doorstep.

Hotel Unico

Despite the name, this five-star property in the heart of Madrid's most affluent neighbourhood, Salamanca, is not exactly unique – at least in terms of interior design. But based in a 19th-century palace, it is smart and elegant, with numerous luxurious touches such as the coffee machine in the rooms, the ground-floor garden that manages to block out the noise of the city and the staff who deliver complimentary chocolates and water to your room in the afternoon. Breakfast in the aforementioned garden is an extravagant affair, with fresh-baked pastries, Iberico ham, fine cheese and eggs to order.

The Principal

Concealed behind a palatial facade, The Principal is situated on the corner of one of Madrid's most important streets, Gran Vía. The entrance, reception and dining area are handsomely decorated, with portraits of aristocrats and fine wooden furnishings conjuring 19th century grandeur. Rooms are stylish without being ostentatious; expect carpeted floors and elegant but simple furniture. Ask for a room overlooking Gran Vía for terrific views over the city, or you can always pop up to the roof terrace for a drink.

Hesperia Madrid

Looming over the grandest boulevard in Madrid, Hesperia is a haven from the rush and frenzy of the capital city sprawling beyond its doors. The lobby and dining area are enormous, which means finding a quiet corner of your own is easy. The rooms are large too, many of them with separate lounge and sleeping areas, and all furnished with warm tones and classic woodwork. Book a room with a view of Paseo de la Castellana, the noise of which is inaudible thanks to triple-glazed windows.

Hotel AC Santo Mauro

This small luxury Madrid hotel, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, is situated in a leafy corner of the historic Chamberí neighbourhood and is housed in a 19th-century palace that once served as an embassy. It has been reconstructed in a tasteful combination of neoclassical and avant-garde styles. The lounges, ornamented with stucco mouldings, mirrors and fluted pilasters, evoke the refinement of a bygone age and are the perfect setting for entertaining clients. Other facilities include business services, six conference rooms (occupying the former ballrooms), interpreting services, multilingual staff, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

Casual Madrid de Teatro

It’s not just the location that makes this a great value hotel, although being a stone’s throw from Plaza Santa Ana and Plaza del Angel doesn’t hurt. The building is a lovely 1920s throwback, and the rooms are bright and airy, with high ceilings. Many hotels are charging much more for way less. One of the best cheap hotels in Madrid.