Summer is here and with it the best popular festivals in Madrid in different neighborhoods of the capital. During August, the city holds several street parties and traditional festivals, known as verbenas.
We love breaking the routine! That is why we invite you to come, get to know the city and discover that Madrid is the best destination for this August. Are you ready?
The best August Festivals in Madrid
Madrid during August is fortunate to host three of the most traditional celebrations. During these dates, the streets are full of partying and joy, and it is full of decorations and people dancing.
This is also a good time to taste the typical verbena gastronomy. Such as snails or the famous “bocata de calamares”, all accompanied by some refreshing vermouth!
The festival that inaugurates Madrid’s August is San Cayetano, followed by San Lorenzo, each one taking place in the neighborhoods of Embajadores and Lavapiés. Finally, the neighborhood of La Latina celebrates La Paloma one of the most popular festivals in honor of the Virgin of La Paloma.
San Cayetano in El Rastro
Although San Cayetano officially takes place on August 7th, the party starts on the 6th in Calle Embajadores and several streets of Lavapiés. You will find decorations hanging from the rooftops, charity events, and open-air concerts throughout the night.
It is also when they dance the “chotis” and make the traditional distribution of lemonade to all present. Locals also set up food stalls in the street, and the bars serve outdoors to join the festive atmosphere.
All this is possible thanks to the collaboration ofcontinuesghborhood residents, who make the festivities a memorable occasion.
The Festivals in Madrid continue with San Lorenzo
After San Cayetano, we move on to San Lorenzo! Madrid holds these festivities in the neighborhood of Lavapiés on August 10 and 11 in honor of San Lorenzo.
The atmosphere is very similar to San Cayetano. Locals decorate the streets and hold various championships, concerts, and shows for children. The religious procession with the Saint leads to several open-air parties, traditional “chulapos” dances, and traditional costume contests.
La Paloma, the most popular festival of the summer
The most famous and extensive celebration completes the August festivities. The festivity of La Paloma takes place on August 14 and 15 in the neighborhood of La Latina.
The celebrations in honor of the Virgin of La Paloma are the biggest in the capital. During the day, you can witness the religious procession through the streets of La Latina. And at night, begin other activities such as dances, DJ sessions, workshops, competitions, and exhibitions.
An August to relax and unwind
After a long day enjoying the celebrations and outings in Madrid, what is the best way to relax and survive the high temperatures?
There is 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 will 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.
The Hotel Villa Real 5* also offers an idyllic stay in Madrid, with wonderful views from their rooms, and access to the Hotel Urban swimming pool.
Two unique and deluxe places to enjoy a perfect stay in the capital.