5 Special Places to Visit in Madrid this September

By Megan Millisky

Soak in Madrid this September - the sun, sand, and sangria are calling your name! Start with a festival, then head to a museum to discover Madrid’s fascinating history. You’ll find fun events throughout the month to make this your best Spain trip ever!


1. Dcode Festival

Enjoy an open-air music festival from September 11-12! The popular Dcode Festival provides 18 hours of music from popular and upcoming bands. Past genres include indie rock, English-Spanish rock, and pop-punk.

Address: Av. SĂ©neca, 2, 28040 Madrid, Spain

2. GuaguanCo Festival

September 10-13, the GuaguanCo Festival comes to Madrid for the first time ever! Attend dance workshops for every skill level, where you’ll meet new people and learn from experienced teachers. Dance to live Cuban and Afro-Cuban music!

Address: Carretera M-600, Km 3,5, 28280 El Escorial, Madrid, Spain

3. “The Other Treasure Exhibit” at Museo Nacional del Prado

Spend a relaxing day strolling the visit the incredible Museo Nacional del Prado! The museum displays 16th to 18th century Spanish artwork. Through September 13, browse “The Other Treasure Exhibit,” a collection of rare leatherwork.
Address: Calle de Ruiz de AlarcĂłn, 23, 28014 Madrid, Spain

4. Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum

Through September, visit the Alex Katz retrospective! The Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum will highlight this 20th-century pop artist with thirty oil paintings. The museum is conveniently located near the main boulevard of the city, close to the Museo Nacional del Prado and Reina Sofia galleries.

Address: Paseo del Prado, 8, 28014 Madrid, Spain

5. Plaza Mayor

September weather is usually perfect for strolling the shops at Plaza Mayor! This legendary plaza is home to dozens of shops and restaurants. Snap pictures of the towering buildings, then head to other nearby plazas!

Address: Plaza Mayor 28012 Madrid Spain

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