Three cultural plans to maximize your stay in Madrid
Three cultural plans to maximize your stay in Madrid

Madrid in August, despite the heat, comes alive with a myriad of cultural activities that make the city a unique destination for those visiting during this month. In addition to the street festivals, markets, summer festivals, and outdoor cinemas, the Spanish capital offers a diverse cultural offering that you shouldn't miss. Here are three cultural plans to make the most of your stay in Madrid.

1. Veranos de la Villa: A Festival of Gastronomy, Music, and Art

Between July and August, Madrid transforms into a vibrant stage with the Veranos de la Villa festival. This event, already a tradition among the locals, offers a varied and exciting program that includes musical performances, circus arts, art exhibitions, crafts, and, of course, a rich gastronomic selection.

The best part of this festival is its diversity and locations. Veranos de la Villa spreads throughout the city, using at least 10 out of the 21 Madrid districts as venues for its presentations. This allows you to discover different corners of the capital while enjoying the multiple cultural activities it offers.

2. Corral de Cervantes: Golden Age Theatre in Madrid

If you're a theater enthusiast, you can't miss the chance to attend performances at Corral de Cervantes. From late July to late September, this emblematic venue brings together the best of Spanish Golden Age theatre, with around 200 performances throughout summer.

In addition to the theatre plays, Corral de Cervantes also hosts concerts and other cultural events that will enrich your theatrical experience. To reach this charming area in Madrid, you can take the Metro and get off at the Pirámides station, just a few minutes' walk from the Corral.

3. Exploring Madrid's Museums and Palaces

August is the perfect time to delve into the artistic and historical treasures that Madrid holds in its museums and palaces. The best part is that many museums offer free admission to their permanent exhibitions during the summer, allowing you to discover history and art without any cost.

In addition to the well-known National Prado Museum, Reina Sofía Museum, and the Royal Palace of Madrid, there are other interesting options to consider. For example, the National Archaeological Museum, located at 68 Alfonso XII Street, near the Atocha Metro station, is a must-visit for history enthusiasts. You can also explore the Sorolla Museum, situated at 37 Paseo del General Martínez Campos, near the Iglesia Metro station, and the Romanticism Museum, located at 13 San Mateo Street, close to the Tribunal-Alonso Martínez Metro station.

To make your visit to Madrid even more special, we invite you to book your accommodation at Hotel Cortezo. Our cosy hotel offers a privileged location in the heart of the city, allowing you easy access to all the cultural plans we've mentioned. Plus, you'll enjoy comfortable rooms, friendly service, and personalized attention to make your stay unforgettable. Don't wait any longer – book now!