Turismo Madrid

Fiesta Corral Cervantes

The street is the perfect setting to recover tradition and above all as a meeting point between leisure and culture. All this is achieved with the celebration of the third edition of this theatre festival, in honour of our most universal artist of letters, Don Miguel de Cervantes. The place couldn't be better, on the famous Cuesta de Moyano, surrounded by terraces where you can have a drink, children's areas and very interesting craft stalls.

The program of this third edition, guarantees entertainment for the whole family that includes theatre, dance, music and verses, where the classic texts are adapted in a fresh and close way. The audience moves to a baroque 'corral de comedias' (theatrical courtyard), as a meeting point for locals and foreigners, where you can also enjoy a good gastronomic proposal, at the same time that we see the shows.

More than 120 performances, with 17 shows, all set in the Golden Age, and this year has an extension of the '42 Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico de Almagro' (International Classical Theatre Festival). The location is on the emblematic slope of the booksellers; an incomparable setting that hosts this cultural and recreational festival.

'El Buscón' of Quevedo, the 'Perro del Hortelano' of Lope de Vega, the 'Amor Médico' of Tirso de Molina, the 'Dama Boba' of Lope de Vega, the 'Lazarillo de Tormes', accompanied by flamenco guitar and The Learned Ladies of Molière, are some of the most recognized titles that will be seen.

From midnight, music and dance in different styles, takes over the space, the protagonists are the Flamenco, the Bolero School or popular folklore. Also in the mornings there is an opportunity to see representations and proposals, by the hand of different formations that work in the Retiro neighbourhood.

The festival of theatre and leisure is served, for the enjoyment of all those lovers of the spectacle and who also want to enjoy wide spaces of restoration, set in that golden age, to turn this proposal that is consolidated year after year, in a classic of the summers of Madrid.

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