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Fiestas de San Isidro in Madrid

The history, tradition and vibrant culture of Madrid becomes more alive than ever during the Fiestas de San Isidro.

Every spring, the city's most emblematic festivities fills the streets with joy and colour to celebrate San Isidro Labrador. This festival, which honours the patron saint of the city, is an event that unites locals and visitors alike in an atmosphere of devotion and festivity.


The tradition behind Fiestas de San Isidro Labrador

San Isidro Labrador es una figura venerada en Madrid, reconocido como el patrón de la ciudad desde el siglo XVII.

San Isidro Labrador is a revered figure in Madrid who was named patron saint of the city in the 17th century.

Isidro was born in Madrid at the end of the 11th century and spent most of his life as a farmer working in the fields. He was known for many miracles and acts of charity that earned him the title of saint. Today, he is venerated for his saintliness as well as his connection to the land and agricultural workers.


What are the Fiestas de San Isidro?

The Fiestas de San Isidro in Madrid are an annual celebration in honour of San Isidro Labrador with a variety of cultural and religious events.

From religious processions and pilgrimages to concerts, children's events and gastronomic events, these fiestas fill the streets of Madrid with all kinds of activities. It is an opportunity for Madrilenians to celebrate the city's identity, tradition and history, creating a festive and welcoming atmosphere.

In addition, the streets are filled with food and drink stalls, offering gastronomic delights such as the famous San Isidro rosquillas and cocido madrileño.


When are the Fiestas de San Isidro?

The Fiestas de San Isidro take place every year around the 15th of May, coinciding with the saint's day, although the celebrations extend throughout the week, flooding the city with contagious energy. During this time, Madrid becomes a stage for cultural, religious and entertainment activities for all tastes and ages.

The Fiestas de San Isidro 2024 will be held from 3 May to 15 May, according to the official dates approved by the Madrid City Council.


Where are the Fiestas de San Isidro held?

Madrid's Fiestas de San Isidro are held on Pradera de San Isidro, where the main concerts and celebrations take place. The fairgrounds extend through the Parque de San Isidro and other nearby streets such as Paseo Quince de Mayo.


Programme for the Fiestas de San Isidro

The programme of the Fiestas de San Isidro in Madrid is varied with various religious events, open-air concerts and family activities. Some of the most important are:

  • Pregón Anunciador. The event that marks the beginning of the Fiestas de San Isidro. It is made publicly from the balcony of the Plaza de la Villa.
  • Parade of Gigantes y Cabezudos. An event for all ages where the most emblematic characters of the city come out to greet the people of Madrid.
  • Dances by traditional Madrilenian groups. Traditional dance performances throughout the city.
  • Pilgrimage to the Hermitage of San Isidro. One of the highlights of the San Isidro festivities, where the faithful come to pay homage to the saint and seek his protection for crops and harvests.
  • Fireworks display. At midnight on 15 May, fireworks light up the sky over Madrid to bid farewell to the festivities.
  • Children's workshops. Throughout the week of the San Isidro Festivities, various special workshops for children and families are held in the San Isidro Park.
  • Open-air concerts. Live music can be enjoyed on various stages around the city.


Accommodation for the Fiestas de San Isidro in Madrid

For those who want to experience the Fiestas de San Isidro in Madrid in style and comfort, our chic&basic hotels offer comfortable accommodation in the heart of the capital.

Our boutique hotel in central Madrid, the chic&basic Dot, has a strategic location to enjoy the Fiestas de San Isidro. With a cosy and relaxed atmosphere, breakfast service and 24h reception, our hotel allows you to disconnect with all the comforts.

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