Madrid is known due to its stable cultural offering, capable of satisfying the most demanding tourist expectations and able to adapt to the necessities of beginners in the world of culture and arts. More than 100 museums, almost 200 theatres and countless galleries and showrooms, besides cultural centres, cinemas and various events of national importance shape this high-level cultural program.
Large, medium-size and small scenic spaces of the capital offer throughout the year the best theatrical, musical and dance scene, with shows that takes the spectator to magical worlds, imagined by great directors and choreographers. A good example of this would be the “Teatros del Canal”, the “Teatro Real” (Royal Theatre) and the “Zarzuela”.
Madrid is home of important festivals, like the Spring Festival that annually brings together the best representatives of the Spanish arts scene; Madrid International Dance Festival, one of the most desired destination of artists and renowned dance companies; the Performing Arts Festival for Children, Teatralia for the youngest children; Animadrid, with the most relevant national and international animated films; Mulafest or “Suma flamenco”, just to name some. Madrid has a diverse offering from classic theatre to the most transgressor one, classic and contemporary ballet, and all imaginable music genres. Which one is your favourite?
And what about Madrid’s Broadway, in the centuries-old Gran Vía, which witnesses how many spectators gather at the sidewalks in order to enjoy the most recent musicals; or Madrid’s ability to hold great musical events like “Madrid Río” or mega concerts.