Things to do in summer in Madrid (2024)


  • Veranos de la Villa Festival 2024

    Veranos de la Villa is an annual summer festival held inMadrid that offers numerous cultural and leisure offerings (Various venues throughout July andAugust).

    Veranos de la Villa Festival 2024

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  • Swimming pools in summer

  • The Madrid Edition pool

  • VP Plaza España Design pool

  • Hotel NH Collection Madrid Colón pool

  • Hotel Santo Domingo pool

Madrid has a large number of public swimming pools managed by the City and Regional councils. As the warmer weather arrives, swimming pools kick off the summer season as they open up in the middle of May.


Autocine Madrid

Enjoy the latest releases and classic films at the largest drive-in cinemain Europe.

Bike Rental in Madrid

Explore the city in a healthy, sustainable way. Through the Madrid 360 initiative, the city reaffirms its commitment to sustainability and improving environmental protection.

Parks and Gardens

Madrid boasts an array of public parks and gardens fromCasa de Campo, Spain's largest green space, to El Retiro Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Retiro Park Lake

The lake is one of the symbols of the Retiro; visitors can hire boats or simply relax on the steps.


Mirador de la Cornisa observation deck

Between the Royal Palace and La Almudena Cathedral, this observation deck offers wonderful vistas of Casa de Campo Park andCampo del Moro Gardens.

Temple of Debod

A second-century Egyptian temple donated to Spain during the construction of the great Aswan Dam.

Mirador Madrid

Great observation deck at Cibeles Palace, from which you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city.

Azotea del Círculo

A rooftop terrace on which you can enjoy a wide range of co*cktails as you take in the wonderful views.

Faro de Moncloa

Enjoy wonderful vistas of the city from this observation deck. Open Tues-Sun (except for special dates). Don't miss the souvenir store!

Casa de Campo Lake

The lake is a recreational area where people of all ages can spend their leisure time and a spot with exceptional views of Madrid.


Artisan ice-cream parlours

Try fabulous flavours in Madrid’s great ice-cream parlours.

Fans for the summer

With over 2,800 hours of sunlight per year, our city is one of the sunniest capitals in Europe. In these two shops, one classic and the other modern, you’ll find the perfect summer accessory.


  • Universal Music Festival

    New edition of this major music festival that features an array of national and international artists (UMusic Hotel Teatro Albéniz. 13-27 June).

    Universal Music Festival

  • Mad Cool Festival

    Dua Lipa, Avril Lavigne, Pearl Jam, Måneskin, The Killers, Sum 41, Tom Odell, Janelle Monáe, Arlo Parks and The Smashing Pumpkins, have confirmed their participation in the 2024 edition (Iberdrola Music. 10-13 July 2024).

    Mad Cool Festival

  • Noches del Botánico

    PJ Harvey,Status Quo,Queens of the Stone Age,Simple Minds,Take That orJames Blunt head the line-up of the eighth edition of this festival(Complutense University Botanical Garden. 7 June-27 July).

    Noches del Botánico

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  • Madrid Pride

    This annual event is a wonderful way to celebrate and support tolerance and diversity(28 Jun-7 Jul 2024).

    Madrid Pride

  • August Fiestas

    August is a fantastic month to experience a Madrid at its most traditional, as it celebrates the San Cayetano, San Lorenzo and Virgen de la Paloma festivities (2-15 August 2024).

    August Fiestas

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As soon as the heat starts to kick in, Madrid opens up its terraces, on pavements or the rooftops of hotels and emblematic buildings.

Terraza RT60 (Hard Rock Hotel Madrid)
360º Roof Top Bar (Hotel Riu Plaza de España)
Terraza de Sabatini
Terraza Florida Park


The Lion KingNo summer holiday for this acclaimed musical, which keeps running through these months.

Emotions: Flamenco Show

An authentic flamenco show featuring mesmerizing dancing, singing and guitar playing(Madrid Flamenco Theatre at Teatro Alfil. Monday to Sunday. Till 30 December).

IV Danza en la Villa

A dance festival gathering the best choreographers and dancers, with a programme full of activities(Fernán Gómez Centro Cultural de la Villa. 18-30 June).

Vogue Fashion Night Out (VFNO)

New edition of this urban fashion and Vogue event that marks the start of the season(Ortega y Gasset. 19 September - to be confirmed -).

  • Madrid through the seasons

    No matter what time of year you visit, in Madrid you will enjoy our light and an inexhaustible array of culture, food and entertainment.

    Madrid through the seasons

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