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What to do this fall in Madrid

Written by Miguel

As the summer waves goodbye to Madrid and a new season takes its place, fresh opportunities arise for those staying in the city – new events, new activities, a whole other side of the city that you’re yet to see if you’ve never spent and autumn in the capital of Spain.

To make sure you’re not turned off by the lower temperatures, we made a list of upcoming events to assure you that living in Madrid will be just as fun in the fall as it was during the summer.

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Villamanuela Festival

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Photo by Diariopop ( via Visualhunt

Happening this October 7 and 8 in the Madrid areas of Conde-Duque and Malasaña, Villamanuela is a cultural, gastronomic and artistic festival. In addition to concerts by Andy Stott, King Khan & The Shrines, Craig Leon, Mecánica Popular, NAKED and many others, it will also feature lectures, a rich and varied food area, shopping routes and plenty of other fun activities.

Address: Calle Barceló, 11.

Madrid Horse Week 2016

For fans of equestrian sports, November will be a great month, with the famous Madrid Horse Week taking place from 24 to 27 at Feria de Madrid. This 4-day event will include the prestigious Longines World Cup, with the presence of 8 of the world’s top 10 riders, including the current Olympic gold medalist.

Address: Calle Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I.

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Expocómic 2016

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Photo by libertygrace0 via Visualhunt

Also at Feria de Madrid, but happening in the first weekend of December, will be the 19th edition of Madrid’s International Comic Fair. Featuring various publishers and authors from all over the world, this yearly exhibition attracts thousands of passionate comic book fans to Madrid every year. Its 2016 edition will include autograph sessions, talks, conferences, workshops and its always popular cosplay and karaoke competitions.

Address: Calle Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I.

Various concerts

From the most underground artists to the ones you can catch on the radio every 30 minutes, there won’t be a lack of music concerts in Madrid this fall. Just look at this partial list we’ve compiled for you:

October: Jay Brannan, Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Chemical Brothers.

November: King Crimson, Dub Inc, Andrew Bird, Norah Jones, The Cure, Justin Bieber.

December: Crystal Fighters, Peaches.

And these are just some of the highlights! Make sure to check this full concert schedule for more information and make sure you don’t miss your favorites when they come to town this autumn.

As you can see, there are always plenty of interesting things happening in Madrid, and it’s no different during the fall season. These are just some of the upcoming events in the city, so make sure to subscribe to our blog in order to stay informed on everything happening in the coming months. As always, feel free to speak your mind using the comment box below. Enjoy your stay in Madrid!

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About the author


Miguel is a freelance writer and copywriter who believes that words can really take you places - so hop on his words and dare to discover the wonders of Madrid with him.

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