Madrid Weekday Guide: May 15th to 18th

May 15th, Monday
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San Isidro 2017: The Most Important Holiday in Madrid

San Isidro is one of our favorite times of the year! Madrilians are celebrating this holiday eating rosquillas and enjoying different concerts. From 12th to 15th of May but, remember, San Isidro Day is on May 15th. Read more

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  • Free Events in Madrid
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6 Art Museums in Madrid Under 6€

      

Madrid is Art. From the oils of Velazquez or the murals of Lavapies. But if you're not careful that beauty can come at a hefty price. This time around Mad4Madrid takes you off the tourist trail for a guided tour of unmissable local art on a shoestring. Read more

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  • Events in ChamberíEvents in MoncloaEvents in the Centro
  • Events in Madrid less than 10 eurosFree Events in Madrid
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Best Bocadillos de Jamón in Madrid

In Madrid you will find many places to shop or to eat ham sandwiches, but it's not always is good ham. We have selected 4 locations where you'll be able to taste nice snacks without trap and an affordable price. Read more

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  • Restaurants in Madrid less than 10 euros
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Pulpo Pasión, the pulpo route is back!

Pulpo Pasión second edition route is back in Madrid. From 28th to May 15th you can try the best “pulpo a feira” in the city. Read more

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Best Rooftop Bars in Madrid

Rooftop bars in Madrid are a way of life. It's all the rage during the Spring and Summer months. Grab a drink, and a spot near the edge and pass the evening laughing, sipping and taking in the views! The view from above is absolutely stunning! Here are our Top 5 Rooftop bars in Madrid. And you, don't worry at all, we made sure to try every single one on the list to make sure that we're only offering the best! Read more

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  • Bars in Madrid Between 10-20 eurosBars in Madrid Between 5-10 eurosBars in Madrid With Free Tapas
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Escher at the Palacio de Gaviria

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1899-1972), master of Dutch Surrealism, is the name that will be drawing hundreds to Madrid this year. With an exhibition of over 200 of his greatest works at the reopening of the Palacio de Gaviria will be opening on Calle Arenal. Read more

Lewis Baltz at the Fundación Mapfre

This Spring see suburbia subverted by one of it’s most influential critics. Lewis Baltz looks at 20th century America’s changing landscape in one of the most powerful series of the past 50 years. Read more

Houdini, The Law of Shadows

Houdini. The Law of Shadows looks at the life of this extraordinary man as both a public figure, and the subject his intriguing biography. A work that has fascinated readers ever since for its mix of philosophy, and the thought of an era that fundamentally changed the West. At Fundación Telefónica till May 28th. Read more

Calle Gourmet- Last Days

Street food is finally here to stay. Coming to the Centro Commercial Ermita this weekend (and every weekend after!) is permanent roadside foodie experience you’ve all been waiting for. Calle Gourmet will be open every Friday to Sunday. Read more

Anchovies, chestnuts, culture and page turners: What’s happening to Cuesta de Moyano?

Roll up, roll up! The Stall of Anchovies and Cultural Chestnuts is now officially open! On the menu, a schmorgasbourg of book readings, workshops, cultural activities and even a dedicated radio station.  Read more

Off to the Races at the Zarzuela Hippodrome

Chomping at the bit, the Zarzuela Hippodrome is the place to be this weekend where we guarantee more bang than just the starting gun: concerts, a market, food trucks, and in gorgeous Comunidad de Madrid countryside. Its the perfect way to spend your Sunday? Read more

Ramón Casas. Dreams of Modernism. at the Caixa Forum

Until the 11th of June, the Caixa Forum opens looks back at the work of the influential painter Ramon Casas, who brought modernism to Catalonia at the turn go the 20th century. Read more

Welcome to the Palace 2017 edition

Visit the palaces of the city that are closed to the public and for free on April and July. This is a great chance to see behind the grand doors that are usually closed to the public. Get your tickets at 12:00h on March 29th. Read more

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” exhibition

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” at Espacio Bernal till May 31st. This exhibition shows her photography work through life. Read more

Pulpo Pasión, the pulpo route is back!

Pulpo Pasión second edition route is back in Madrid. From 28th to May 15th you can try the best “pulpo a feira” in the city. Read more

Rabo de Toro (Oxtail Stew) Month. Fifth Edition!

Are you a fan of Spanish cuisine? If so, that probably means you've come across the infamous rabo de toro at some point in your culinary adventures! Well, May is the month of rabo de toro, and there are over 20 restaurants participating in the festival! Read more

SURGE Madrid 2017

Until next May 28th you can enjoy the best alternative theater thanks to SURGE Madrid festival. Twenty spaces, during two weeks, and varied formats. More than theater! Read more

C.A.L.L.E 2017 Urban Art in Lavapiés

Over 50 locals have decorated their storefronts with murals, art, photos and sculptures adding even more life and color to the already vibrant neighborhood. It is free, there are guided tours and it is until May 28th. Read more

EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 years of Leica photography

This exhibition is made up of more than 400 photographs, along with documentaries, books, catalogues, camera prototypes and more! The exhibit Con los ojos bien abiertos. 100 años de fotografía Leica, will stay at Fundación Telefónica from May 11th to September 10th, and it is free! Read more

San Isidro 2017: The Most Important Holiday in Madrid

San Isidro is one of our favorite times of the year! Madrilians are celebrating this holiday eating rosquillas and enjoying different concerts. From 12th to 15th of May but, remember, San Isidro Day is on May 15th. Read more

May 16th, Tuesday
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All the things that you can do at Madrid Río

Between 2006 and 2011, ten kilometres that run adjacent with the Manzanares River through Madrid were given a major facelift, today being one of the best green spaces in the city. Here's a handy how to guide on making the most of it. Read more

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El Bombón: Latin Street Food and Dance

    

Mad4Madrid takes to a very Carribean corner of the city. El Bombón. Inspired by 70s Latin America, step inside and turn up the flavour with tropical dishes, exotic coctails, and even hotter sounds. A restaurant that pairs the 'pow' of it's menu with the pulse of live music and salsa, bachata, and merengue classes. Read more

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  • Bars in La LatinaRestaurants in La Latina
  • Calle Mancebos, 2
  • Restaurants in Madrid Between 10-20 euros
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Dr. Steam Cafe-Cine in Lavapies

Dr. Steam is a cafe, but also a small screen movie theater for private and semi-private viewings of independent films. Their great prices and even better films make this an excellent plan. We at Mad4Madrid adore going to the movies! It's truly an activity that engages all of your senses at once. We're always looking for new and exciting places to feed our passion for mainstream and independent films alike. Read more

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  • Embajadores
  • Calle Olviar, 17
  • Restaurants in Madrid less than 10 euros
  • International
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SURGE Madrid 2017

Until next May 28th you can enjoy the best alternative theater thanks to SURGE Madrid festival. Twenty spaces, during two weeks, and varied formats. More than theater! Read more

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Escher at the Palacio de Gaviria

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1899-1972), master of Dutch Surrealism, is the name that will be drawing hundreds to Madrid this year. With an exhibition of over 200 of his greatest works at the reopening of the Palacio de Gaviria will be opening on Calle Arenal. Read more

Lewis Baltz at the Fundación Mapfre

This Spring see suburbia subverted by one of it’s most influential critics. Lewis Baltz looks at 20th century America’s changing landscape in one of the most powerful series of the past 50 years. Read more

Houdini, The Law of Shadows

Houdini. The Law of Shadows looks at the life of this extraordinary man as both a public figure, and the subject his intriguing biography. A work that has fascinated readers ever since for its mix of philosophy, and the thought of an era that fundamentally changed the West. At Fundación Telefónica till May 28th. Read more

Calle Gourmet- Last Days

Street food is finally here to stay. Coming to the Centro Commercial Ermita this weekend (and every weekend after!) is permanent roadside foodie experience you’ve all been waiting for. Calle Gourmet will be open every Friday to Sunday. Read more

Anchovies, chestnuts, culture and page turners: What’s happening to Cuesta de Moyano?

Roll up, roll up! The Stall of Anchovies and Cultural Chestnuts is now officially open! On the menu, a schmorgasbourg of book readings, workshops, cultural activities and even a dedicated radio station.  Read more

Off to the Races at the Zarzuela Hippodrome

Chomping at the bit, the Zarzuela Hippodrome is the place to be this weekend where we guarantee more bang than just the starting gun: concerts, a market, food trucks, and in gorgeous Comunidad de Madrid countryside. Its the perfect way to spend your Sunday? Read more

Ramón Casas. Dreams of Modernism. at the Caixa Forum

Until the 11th of June, the Caixa Forum opens looks back at the work of the influential painter Ramon Casas, who brought modernism to Catalonia at the turn go the 20th century. Read more

Welcome to the Palace 2017 edition

Visit the palaces of the city that are closed to the public and for free on April and July. This is a great chance to see behind the grand doors that are usually closed to the public. Get your tickets at 12:00h on March 29th. Read more

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” exhibition

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” at Espacio Bernal till May 31st. This exhibition shows her photography work through life. Read more

Rabo de Toro (Oxtail Stew) Month. Fifth Edition!

Are you a fan of Spanish cuisine? If so, that probably means you've come across the infamous rabo de toro at some point in your culinary adventures! Well, May is the month of rabo de toro, and there are over 20 restaurants participating in the festival! Read more

SURGE Madrid 2017

Until next May 28th you can enjoy the best alternative theater thanks to SURGE Madrid festival. Twenty spaces, during two weeks, and varied formats. More than theater! Read more

C.A.L.L.E 2017 Urban Art in Lavapiés

Over 50 locals have decorated their storefronts with murals, art, photos and sculptures adding even more life and color to the already vibrant neighborhood. It is free, there are guided tours and it is until May 28th. Read more

EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 years of Leica photography

This exhibition is made up of more than 400 photographs, along with documentaries, books, catalogues, camera prototypes and more! The exhibit Con los ojos bien abiertos. 100 años de fotografía Leica, will stay at Fundación Telefónica from May 11th to September 10th, and it is free! Read more

May 17th, Wednesday
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Formentor: For the Family, For the Holidays, For the Sweet Tooth

  

Forget that crowded place in Puerta del Sol, Fomentor is THE Mallorcan bakery to visit here in Madrid. Cabello de Angel, turron, roscones de reyes and the best ensaimada we've found in the city. Book yourself a breakfast off and treat yourself to Barrio de Salamanca's best kept secret. Read more

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  • Hermosilla, 81
  • Restaurants in Madrid less than 10 euros
  • Spanish
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EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 years of Leica photography

This exhibition is made up of more than 400 photographs, along with documentaries, books, catalogues, camera prototypes and more! The exhibit Con los ojos bien abiertos. 100 años de fotografía Leica, will stay at Fundación Telefónica from May 11th to September 10th, and it is free! Read more

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  • Calle Fuencarral, 3
  • Free Events in Madrid
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La Casa Tomada: Premium Fingerfood with Venezuelan Flavor

Do you want to try new and original flavours? Try the Venezuelan fingerfood of La Casa Tomada. Premium sandwiches for everyone who loves food. The prices are for every budget! And the food, for every gusto! Read more

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  • MalasañaRestaurants in Malasaña
  • Calle San Lorenzo, 9, 28004 Madrid
  • Restaurants in Madrid Between 10-20 euros
  • International
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Fox in a Box: Put Your Thinking Cap On

Fox in a Box is an escape game where you and 4 friends are put in a room and left alone for 60 minutes to save the world. Do you have what it takes? Are you observant, and a critical thinker? How well do you communicate? Put these skills to the test, and give Fox in a Box a go! Read more

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  • Chueca
  • Calle Infantas, 25
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Got Cravings? Specialty Restaurants and Shops in Madrid

    

Got the munchies? The Mad4Madrid team has picked their brains and compiled a list of our biggest cravings, and where to find them in Madrid. Gastric satisfaction is just a click away. Read more

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  • Restaurants in Madrid Between 10-20 euros
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Escher at the Palacio de Gaviria

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1899-1972), master of Dutch Surrealism, is the name that will be drawing hundreds to Madrid this year. With an exhibition of over 200 of his greatest works at the reopening of the Palacio de Gaviria will be opening on Calle Arenal. Read more

Lewis Baltz at the Fundación Mapfre

This Spring see suburbia subverted by one of it’s most influential critics. Lewis Baltz looks at 20th century America’s changing landscape in one of the most powerful series of the past 50 years. Read more

Houdini, The Law of Shadows

Houdini. The Law of Shadows looks at the life of this extraordinary man as both a public figure, and the subject his intriguing biography. A work that has fascinated readers ever since for its mix of philosophy, and the thought of an era that fundamentally changed the West. At Fundación Telefónica till May 28th. Read more

Calle Gourmet- Last Days

Street food is finally here to stay. Coming to the Centro Commercial Ermita this weekend (and every weekend after!) is permanent roadside foodie experience you’ve all been waiting for. Calle Gourmet will be open every Friday to Sunday. Read more

Anchovies, chestnuts, culture and page turners: What’s happening to Cuesta de Moyano?

Roll up, roll up! The Stall of Anchovies and Cultural Chestnuts is now officially open! On the menu, a schmorgasbourg of book readings, workshops, cultural activities and even a dedicated radio station.  Read more

Off to the Races at the Zarzuela Hippodrome

Chomping at the bit, the Zarzuela Hippodrome is the place to be this weekend where we guarantee more bang than just the starting gun: concerts, a market, food trucks, and in gorgeous Comunidad de Madrid countryside. Its the perfect way to spend your Sunday? Read more

Ramón Casas. Dreams of Modernism. at the Caixa Forum

Until the 11th of June, the Caixa Forum opens looks back at the work of the influential painter Ramon Casas, who brought modernism to Catalonia at the turn go the 20th century. Read more

Welcome to the Palace 2017 edition

Visit the palaces of the city that are closed to the public and for free on April and July. This is a great chance to see behind the grand doors that are usually closed to the public. Get your tickets at 12:00h on March 29th. Read more

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” exhibition

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” at Espacio Bernal till May 31st. This exhibition shows her photography work through life. Read more

Rabo de Toro (Oxtail Stew) Month. Fifth Edition!

Are you a fan of Spanish cuisine? If so, that probably means you've come across the infamous rabo de toro at some point in your culinary adventures! Well, May is the month of rabo de toro, and there are over 20 restaurants participating in the festival! Read more

SURGE Madrid 2017

Until next May 28th you can enjoy the best alternative theater thanks to SURGE Madrid festival. Twenty spaces, during two weeks, and varied formats. More than theater! Read more

C.A.L.L.E 2017 Urban Art in Lavapiés

Over 50 locals have decorated their storefronts with murals, art, photos and sculptures adding even more life and color to the already vibrant neighborhood. It is free, there are guided tours and it is until May 28th. Read more

EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 years of Leica photography

This exhibition is made up of more than 400 photographs, along with documentaries, books, catalogues, camera prototypes and more! The exhibit Con los ojos bien abiertos. 100 años de fotografía Leica, will stay at Fundación Telefónica from May 11th to September 10th, and it is free! Read more

May 18th, Thursday
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International Museum Day 2017: Enjoy the Best Art of Madrid

On May 18th is the International Museum Day, because of this there are special activities and free tickets for the best museums in Madrid, as El Prado Museum or Thyssen-Bornemisza. Save some money and enjoy the art and history of Spain. Read more

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Chinese Restaurants in Madrid: The 4 You Need to Know

    

We all think we know Chinese food. It's cheap, it's tasty, it's a guilty pleasure. It's so much more than that. Mad4Madrid checks out 4 Chinese restaurants with a difference, from sizzling hot pots, to scrumptious street snacks, to award winning fusion. Put down that prawn cracker, we're just getting started. Read more

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  • CentroChuecaMalasañaRestaurants in ChuecaRestaurants in Malasaña
  • Restaurants in Madrid Between 10-20 eurosRestaurants in Madrid Between 20-30 euros
  • International
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Rabo de Toro (Oxtail Stew) Month. Fifth Edition!

  

Are you a fan of Spanish cuisine? If so, that probably means you've come across the infamous rabo de toro at some point in your culinary adventures! Well, May is the month of rabo de toro, and there are over 20 restaurants participating in the festival! Read more

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Open Mics in Madrid

    

See yourself as a budding singer, poet, comic, or musician? Then listen up. We have handpicked some of our favourite open mic events to open their doors on a Madrid working week. Read more

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  • Bars in Madrid Between 5-10 eurosFree in Madrid
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Escher at the Palacio de Gaviria

Maurits Cornelis Escher (1899-1972), master of Dutch Surrealism, is the name that will be drawing hundreds to Madrid this year. With an exhibition of over 200 of his greatest works at the reopening of the Palacio de Gaviria will be opening on Calle Arenal. Read more

Lewis Baltz at the Fundación Mapfre

This Spring see suburbia subverted by one of it’s most influential critics. Lewis Baltz looks at 20th century America’s changing landscape in one of the most powerful series of the past 50 years. Read more

Houdini, The Law of Shadows

Houdini. The Law of Shadows looks at the life of this extraordinary man as both a public figure, and the subject his intriguing biography. A work that has fascinated readers ever since for its mix of philosophy, and the thought of an era that fundamentally changed the West. At Fundación Telefónica till May 28th. Read more

Calle Gourmet- Last Days

Street food is finally here to stay. Coming to the Centro Commercial Ermita this weekend (and every weekend after!) is permanent roadside foodie experience you’ve all been waiting for. Calle Gourmet will be open every Friday to Sunday. Read more

Anchovies, chestnuts, culture and page turners: What’s happening to Cuesta de Moyano?

Roll up, roll up! The Stall of Anchovies and Cultural Chestnuts is now officially open! On the menu, a schmorgasbourg of book readings, workshops, cultural activities and even a dedicated radio station.  Read more

Off to the Races at the Zarzuela Hippodrome

Chomping at the bit, the Zarzuela Hippodrome is the place to be this weekend where we guarantee more bang than just the starting gun: concerts, a market, food trucks, and in gorgeous Comunidad de Madrid countryside. Its the perfect way to spend your Sunday? Read more

Ramón Casas. Dreams of Modernism. at the Caixa Forum

Until the 11th of June, the Caixa Forum opens looks back at the work of the influential painter Ramon Casas, who brought modernism to Catalonia at the turn go the 20th century. Read more

Welcome to the Palace 2017 edition

Visit the palaces of the city that are closed to the public and for free on April and July. This is a great chance to see behind the grand doors that are usually closed to the public. Get your tickets at 12:00h on March 29th. Read more

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” exhibition

Francesca Woodman “On Being an Angel” at Espacio Bernal till May 31st. This exhibition shows her photography work through life. Read more

Rabo de Toro (Oxtail Stew) Month. Fifth Edition!

Are you a fan of Spanish cuisine? If so, that probably means you've come across the infamous rabo de toro at some point in your culinary adventures! Well, May is the month of rabo de toro, and there are over 20 restaurants participating in the festival! Read more

SURGE Madrid 2017

Until next May 28th you can enjoy the best alternative theater thanks to SURGE Madrid festival. Twenty spaces, during two weeks, and varied formats. More than theater! Read more

C.A.L.L.E 2017 Urban Art in Lavapiés

Over 50 locals have decorated their storefronts with murals, art, photos and sculptures adding even more life and color to the already vibrant neighborhood. It is free, there are guided tours and it is until May 28th. Read more

EYES WIDE OPEN! 100 years of Leica photography

This exhibition is made up of more than 400 photographs, along with documentaries, books, catalogues, camera prototypes and more! The exhibit Con los ojos bien abiertos. 100 años de fotografía Leica, will stay at Fundación Telefónica from May 11th to September 10th, and it is free! Read more

International Museum Day 2017: Enjoy the Best Art of Madrid

On May 18th is the International Museum Day, because of this there are special activities and free tickets for the best museums in Madrid, as El Prado Museum or Thyssen-Bornemisza. Save some money and enjoy the art and history of Spain. Read more