Like every other city, Madrid throws a celebration for its saint, San Isidro. But this isn’t any small occasion – from concerts to bullfights, the Festival of San Isidro is a week of entertainment loaded with Madrid pride.
Ah, Madrid in spring: the cold starts to wear off, outdoor terrazas begin to crop up, and the city starts to feel like itself again. Join the rest of capital in sunny celebration by ringing in the season with a few of these ideas.
Beyond Madrid’s main attractions like the Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace, there still remains a lot to be discovered, but not necessarily by foot: instead rise above the city in a teleférico cable car to see what lies west of Spain’s capital.
Madrid is a mecca for museums, largely focusing on art. From contemporary to renaissance and everything in between, those who appreciate culture have no shortage of options for taking in all the city has to offer. Perhaps the most well-known art museum in Madrid is the Prado. Packed with works from the 12th through 19th centuries, it boasts some of the most infamous pieces of art, including an entire section dedicated to Goya.