WHERE: Madrid, Spain
WHEN: from 11 to 15 May 2023
As usual, this spring Madrid also dresses up to celebrate its Patron Saint. And it does it in the best way.
In May, for 5 days, there will be throughout the city, the celebrations for Isidore The Farmer, the patron saint, to whom miraculous events were attributed. Many, related to water.
San Isidro Festival, in Madrid, is an event of great appeal, thanks to an extremely varied and vast program. Over 200 concerts, and FREE cultural activities for the most diverse audiences.
Masked parades with giants, dances, classical music concerts, rock marathons, yoga activities, ceramics fairs and, much more, await you at the San Isidro Festival. Location, as always, will be Pradera de San Isidro, Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa and Las Vistillas.
Moreover, for the 2023 edition there will be various initiatives for the whole city: Puerta del Ángel, the Temple de Debod, El Retiro, the Rosaleda of the Parque del Oeste…
That’s not enough, the Feria dedicated to the Saint offers a month of bullfights in the Monumental Arena of Las Ventas, one of the most important in the world, as well as the place where every bullfighter dreams of being able to triumph!
Photo ©, PromoMadrid
The plane is the best solution to reach the Spanish capital. The international airport of Madrid-Barajas it is well connected, with direct flights, to the main European and extra-European cities and destinations.
The center can easily be reached by public transport, taxi and car. Info, and tickets from our Madrid official page. All the activities of the San Isidro Festival take place in central areas and are easily accessible by public transport.
There are over 200 events scheduled during the 5 celebration days. Below are some of the events of the Festa di San Isidro not to be missed
One of the most beautiful and spectacular events of the Festa di San Isidro. At the beautiful El Retiro Park, lights, music and sounds will be at one with the surrounding environment.
May 14th and 15th, starting from 20:30, a fantastic piece of music in which lights and sounds will mingle with the music. At 22:30, fireworks show. Really magical!
Photo ©, Bernard Blanc
Extraordinary and colorful event, loved by adults and above all by children. An incredible parade, among sparkling costumes and bright colors. Protagonists will be the giants and figures of huge heads. Insured show.
The parade takes place along Santo Domingo Plaza, Plaza de Callao, Calle Preciados, Puerta del Sol, Calle Mayor and Plaza de la Villa.
Comienza el día 11 a las 18:00. Al día siguiente, cita a las 12:00.
Known simply as San Isidro, it is one of the most important bullfighting fairs in Spain. From 10 May to 04 June 2023, the world’s best bullfighting stars gather in the Las Ventas bullring, ready to offer extraordinary performances.
WHERE TO SLEEP MADRID
The accommodation offer in Madrid is really excellent. You will be spoiled for choice. Our advice is to find a structure well served by efficient public transport. In this way, you can easily move between the different locations of the Festa di San Isidro. Room007 Ventura e Way Hostel Madrid, they are among the best hostels in the city. Located in the center, they are ideal for those who appreciate this type of structure. Among the apartments JQC It is an excellent solution for quality-price.
The program, timetable and all information contained herein are for information purposes only and are not to be considered OFFICIAL. Due to the situation linked to the pandemic, whose evolution is impossible to know in advance, it is necessary to inquire about the rules applied in Spain before leaving. Especially inquire about the mandatory vaccination and/or negative swab. The event is subject to change or cancellation following the evolution of the Pandemic.
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