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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: 28 March 2021 - 03 April 2021
Venue: Throughout the city.
Website: http://www.spain.info
Cost:

Free.


Fiesta de San Isidro

The commemoration of Madrid's patron saint is celebrated annually with open-air dance performances, theatre productions, pop and rock concerts and sports competitions.

Date: 15 May 2021 - 15 May 2021
Venue: Paseo de la Ermita del Santo and various other venues.
Cost:

Free.


Festival Suma Flamenca

One of the nation’s best Flamenco dancing competitions, drawing competitors from all over the world. It is usually accompanied by classical guitar concerts. Taking place at some of Madrid's top venues, such as Teatro Canal, Paco Rabal Cultural Centre and La Cabrera, Suma Flamenca brings you the best in flamenco excitement and beauty.

Date: 01 June 2021 - 30 June 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.madrid.org/sumaflamenca

Madrid Pride

The festival is arguably one of the best in the world and culminates in a parade hosted in the Chueca district. The celebration usually begins with an announcement at Chueca Square.

Date: 25 June 2021 - 04 July 2021
Venue: Chueca district.
Website: http://www.madridorgullo.com
Cost:

Free.


Madrid Marathon

The annual Madrid Marathon is raced on an urban course which usually includes Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Palacio Real - all good viewing points from where to watch the day's event. The event attracts approximately 10,000 foreign runners each year from about 110 different countries

Date: 26 September 2021 - 26 September 2021
Venue: Streets of Madrid.
Website: http://www.runrocknroll.com/madrid
Cost:

Free to spectate.


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. There are lots of decorated floats and the riders traditionally throw sweets at the children.

Date: 05 January 2022 - 05 January 2022
Venue: City centre.
Cost:

Free.


Madrid Carnival

The week before Lent sees the Madrid version of the traditional Mardi Gras Carnival, featuring parades, extravagant costume parties and flamboyant masks. The highlight is a tradition called 'The Burial of the Sardine', in which participants, dressed in black cloaks and hats, proceed through the streets with a coffin containing an effigy of a dead sardine.

Date: 01 February 2022 - 28 February 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Various streets in central Madrid.
Website: http://www.esmadrid.com/agenda/carnaval-madrid
Cost:

Free.


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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.

Petit Palace Ducal Chueca

Located close to the Gran Via, this Madrid hotel can truly boast 'all mod cons'. Part of the state-of-the-art High Tech hotel chain, its 58 boutique rooms are full of electronic knobs and whistles, including a flat screen TV and a hydro-massage shower. That doesn't impinge on comfort levels, though, and the red and black décor gives it a classy feel.

Vincci Soma

The location is one of the main attractions of this 170-room boutique hotel in Madrid, opposite Goya Metro station in the upmarket Salamanca district, 1km (0.6 miles) from Retiro Park and the chic shops of Calle Serrano. There are a few forays into the realm of luxury service, with a pillow menu and a book delivery service. The restaurant serves creative Mediterranean dishes.

Hotel Trafalgar

Less than 10 minutes from the centre of town by metro (Iglesia or Bilbao), the Trafalgar is a modern hotel that is popular with both tourists and businesspeople. It lies in a residential neighbourhood, well provided with shops, restaurants and other amenities. The 48 en-suite rooms, while unexceptional, are air-conditioned and have direct-dial telephones and TV. There is also a laundry service and currency exchange. The English-speaking staff are friendly and helpful.

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.