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Pride Month is just one of many things to enjoy in Madrid this Summer. Photo: Getty Images.
Pride Month is just one of many things to enjoy in Madrid this Summer. Photo: Getty Images.

Visit Madrid in the Summer

If you are thinking of visiting Madrid this Summer, we have a list of things you can add to your itinerary.

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Unlike other Spanish cities that are very crowded by tourists, such as Barcelona, ​​Valencia, San Sebastian and Malaga, Madrid does not have beaches. 

However, the capital city of Spain has endless natural and cultural attractions to offer every tourist that arrives from anywhere in the world.

Summer, although usually very hot, is still a good time to visit Madrid because of the countless activities organized. 

If you plan to visit Madrid in July or August, here are some things to add to your itinerary.

Pride Month

Pride month focuses its activities in the Madrid neighborhood of Chueca. The festivities will begin on Friday, July 1 and will continue throughout the weekend. On Sunday, July 3, “Plumas y Patitas” is being prepared, a rally against animal abuse.

Starting on Wednesday, July 6, the public will be able to enjoy various musical shows, including Jamala, Dana International, Conchita Wurst, Soraya, Javiera Mena, WRS, Lerica, among others.

On Thursday, July 7, the Race with Heels is held, and on Friday, July 8, a new edition of Mr. Gay Pride Spain is taking place. The main parade of Pride month happens on Saturday, July 9 and goes from Atocha to the Plaza de Colón.

Please don't stop the music

Summer is synonymous with festivals, and after two years of a pandemic, music lovers are once again enjoying concerts and festivals with enthusiasm.

One of them is Noches del Botánico, in an open and welcoming space, this music event is essential on the calendars of Madrid residents in June and July. Not only national but also international artists like Juanes, Carlos Vives, Jessie J, Crowded House, and LP, among others, will take the stage. 

On July 15 and 16, the Madrid Puro Reggaeton Festival will be held, which will Daddy Yankee, Bad Gyal, Omar Montes, Juan Magán and Gente de Zona perform.

Summer cinemas

For those who don't leave Madrid in the months of July and August, the Summer cinema is a cheap and fun alternative activity to share with family and friends.

The Parque de la Bombilla, Matadero and CinePlaza show films for all tastes at different times. There are also open-air cinemas in the different districts of the city.

The Veranos de la Villa program also has a packed agenda with plays, concerts, and art exhibitions.

Terraces and rooftops

Anyone wanting lunch or dinner in Spring or Summer, says "terracita." It's a typical phrase in Spain that any foreigner can quickly adapt to.

Rooftops have also been added to the terraces to meet friends, enjoy an after work drink and watch the sunset.

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