Madrid Weekend Guide: May 19th to 21st

May 19th, Friday
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Brunch in the Zitty

    

From one big city to the other, Brunch is very much the 'in-meal' of the 21st century. Fitting then that another late start to your Sunday morning has set itself up on Calle Velazquez 128. Brunch in the Zitty serves up a local take on one of Madrid's most recent food trends in an undeniably Manhattan setting. Read more

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  • Restaurants in Salamanca
  • Restaurants in Madrid Between 30-40 euros
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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

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  • Events in the Centro
  • Events in Madrid less than 10 euros
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Escape games: Only for the Brave at Heart

Madrid is full of escape games. A team experience where you are the protagonist, saving the world from zombies or solving a murder. Here we present a list with the best. Pure adrenaline! Keep reading to find all about the tremendous fun at Fox in a Box, Parapark and Exit Game! Read more

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  • Centro
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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

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  • Events in Madrid between 10 - 20 euros
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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

Arepa Route Madrid 2017

Madrid holds the Arepa Route from May 9th to June 11th and we are wishing to taste this recognized icon of Venezuelan and Colombian gastronomy. Simply delicious! Read more

May 20th, Saturday
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Madrid Productores Market - May 20th and 21st

Mercado de Productores comes back May 20th and 21st from 11h to 17h head on over to the Matadero on Paseo de la Chopera. Entry is free and you can enjoy with music, food, activities... Read more

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  • Events in Arganzuela
  • Paseo de la Chopera
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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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  • Events in the Centro
  • Calle Fuencarral, 3
  • Free Events in Madrid
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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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  • Events in Madrid between 20 - 30 euros
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Creamies: Sweet Crazy Ice Cream Sandwiches

    

We already know that this will be in our Top 3 places to eat ice cream this summer. Serving ice cream between cookies and donuts, just like a sandwich! High quality ice cream. Crisp cookies. And all for a great price. Come down to Creamies! Read more

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  • Corredera Alta de San Pablo, 30
  • Bars in Madrid Between 5-10 euros
  • International
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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 the Centro
  • Bars in Madrid Between 10-20 eurosBars in Madrid Between 5-10 eurosBars in Madrid With Free Tapas
  • InternationalSpanish
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Jazz in Madrid

After a stressful day, Madrid comes back to the calm. Back to silence. Metro and cars turn off their engines. The ‘Daytime Madrid’ goes to sleep, while the ‘Nighttime Madrid’ sounds to the rhythm of the piano, the saxophone, the trombone and bass. Awaken a different Madrid. It’s November. It’s time of Jazz…. Read more

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  • CentroConde Duque
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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

Arepa Route Madrid 2017

Madrid holds the Arepa Route from May 9th to June 11th and we are wishing to taste this recognized icon of Venezuelan and Colombian gastronomy. Simply delicious! Read more

Madrid Productores Market - May 20th and 21st

Mercado de Productores comes back May 20th and 21st from 11h to 17h head on over to the Matadero on Paseo de la Chopera. Entry is free and you can enjoy with music, food, activities... Read more

May 21st, Sunday
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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

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  • Events in Lavapiés
  • Free Events in Madrid
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Harlem Globetrotters live in Madrid!

The Harlem Globetrotters return to Spain with the biggest sporting spectacle that combines basketball, acrobatics and humor. The players' ball control is awesome and their game is more exciting and entertaining than conventional basketball. Read more

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Best Pizza in Madrid: Pizzas for every Budget and Taste

Pizza is more than just a food, it's a food group, and for some, even a way of life. We take our pizza very seriously at Mad4Madrid, and make a concerted effort to find the city's cheesiest, tastiest, most unique, and the absolute best pizza in Madrid! Why wander through the city in search of pizza when you can check this article where we've done all the work for you! Read more

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  • Restaurants in Las LetrasRestaurants in MalasañaRestaurants in the Centro
  • Restaurants in Madrid Between 10-20 eurosRestaurants in Madrid less than 10 euros
  • International
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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

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  • Events in Madrid less than 10 euros
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MAD for Sports: Sports Bars in Madrid

Sports are a way of life in Spain! From futbol to basketball, don't miss a game with the sports bars. Discover sports bars in Madrid. No need to watch the action from home! Get out, and enjoy the match with other super fans. Read more

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  • Bars in Madrid Between 5-10 euros
  • International
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Tierra del Queiles: A Taste of Navarre

  

As we journeyed off the main drag of Goya, we happened across a surprising restaurant nestled on a side street by the name of Tierra del Queiles. We noticed immediately that it was brimming with locals and could smell delicious aromas wafting out from the kitchen inside. Read more

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  • Restaurants in Salamanca
  • Calle de Hermosilla, 7
  • Restaurants in Madrid Between 20-30 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

Arepa Route Madrid 2017

Madrid holds the Arepa Route from May 9th to June 11th and we are wishing to taste this recognized icon of Venezuelan and Colombian gastronomy. Simply delicious! Read more

Madrid Productores Market - May 20th and 21st

Mercado de Productores comes back May 20th and 21st from 11h to 17h head on over to the Matadero on Paseo de la Chopera. Entry is free and you can enjoy with music, food, activities... Read more

Harlem Globetrotters live in Madrid!

The Harlem Globetrotters return to Spain with the biggest sporting spectacle that combines basketball, acrobatics and humor. The players' ball control is awesome and their game is more exciting and entertaining than conventional basketball. Read more