Summer is here and with it the best August festivals in Madrid. During the month of August the capital comes alive for everyone thanks to its street parties and popular festivals.
We love breaking with routine and it is for this very reason that we invite you to come and get to know the city and to discover that Madrid really is the best destination this August. Are you ready?
THE BEST AUGUST FESTIVALS IN MADRID
Visiting Madrid in August is a unique experience. The streets in the city centre are filled with colours and delight, with decorations hanging from the rooftops, live music, gastronomic tasting sessions and a variety of shows. Everything adds up to create a real festive spirit that inspires everyone to enjoy the best of the city.
The festivals of San Cayetano and San Lorenzo take place in Embajadores and Lavapiés, followed later in the month by the festivities of La Paloma, one of the most popular summer festivals of Madrid which is held in honour of the Virgin of la Paloma.
RAISING THE CURTAIN WITH SAN CAYETANO
The festival of San Cayetano in the neighbourhood of Embajadores is tasked with the job of kicking off the festivities.
From the 2 to 5 of August you can enjoy open-air concerts, charity events, typical Madrid dances known as “chotis”, historical street processions, championships for all ages and all-night DJ sessions. In addition to all this, the bars open up onto the streets to join in with the festive atmosphere.
All this is possible thanks to the collaboration of the residents of this neighbourhood who help to make the festivities a memorable occasion.
LET THE FESTIVITIES CONTINUE IN SAN LORENZO
After San Cayetano we move on to San Lorenzo! The festivities in the neighbourhood of Lavapiés are held from 9 to 12 of August in Madrid.
There is so much going on that you will find it difficult to choose what to do. From various championships and music concerts for all tastes to festivals and dance shows with artists from all over the world. What’s more, you can go on a tapas tour visiting all the bars in the area, while also contributing towards different charity campaigns.
LA PALOMA, THE ULTIMATE FESTIVAL
To conclude these August festivals in Madrid, we also have the festivities of La Paloma from 11 to 15 August in the neighbourhood of La Latina.
The festivities in honour of the Virgin of la Paloma are the most popular of the capital and have turned into the high point of the festivals, both in terms of attendance as well as in size. You can find a multitude of activities such as dances, DJ sessions, workshops for all ages, competitions and exhibitions. The festivities also enjoy a touch of flavour with different gastronomic tasting sessions.
DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS AUGUST
After enjoying the long celebrations and outings in Madrid, what is the best way to relax and survive the high temperatures?
We are in no doubt at all: a dip in the swimming pool accompanied by one of the best cocktails in the city. And this is what you can find at the top of the Hotel Urban 5*GL. A refreshing and relaxing oasis at the very heart of Madrid and within your reach. Or you can also head for the Hotel Villa Real 5*, from where you can enjoy wonderful views as well as having access to the Hotel Urban swimming pool.
Two unique and exclusive places to enjoy a perfect and idyllic stay in the capital.
Don’t hesitate a moment longer! Come and enjoy the best August festivals in Madrid!