While it’s certainly no secret that Madrid is a major culture capital whose cache extends beyond Spain, sometimes there’s so many great options going on that every traveler can find the perfect activity. This fall season is one of those times.
In addition to world-class museum offerings, Madrid will welcome 35 major concerts, including appearances from international stars such as Diana Krall and the Jonas Brothers. The 26th Annual Jazz Festival starts at the end of October and there are plenty of theatre, dance, and family entertainment options going on as well.
Here’s the full scoop from the Tourist Office of Spain:
Kicking off September 29 at the Thyssen Bornemisza is a major exhibition of 70 paintings by Henri Fantin-Latour. The Museo del Prado is presenting a show about Maíno, one of the most original and least known 17th century Spanish painters on October 20. One of the most important figures in Croatia’s contemporary art scene, David Maljkovic, will be the subject of a show running through January 18 at the Reina Sofía. The focus is on architecture at the CaixaForum Madrid with a review of Richard Rogers obra running through October 18 and Palladio the Architect, the first exhibition in Spain devoted to this 16th century Italian architect which kicks off October 7.
On October 13, Diana Krall will perform at the Palacio de Congresos. The Jonas Brothers are set to appear at the Sports Palace on November 11 and Depeche Mode will be there on the 16.
Kicking off November 4, the city’s Autumn Festival celebrates its 26th year with 35 concerts, theatre, dance and circus performances. Thirty-five companies from 19 countries including: Spain, the U.S., Argentina, Australia, France, Italy, Portugal and Morocco, among many others, will perform at 11 theatres in Madrid and in ten municipalities. On the program are:
- Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (11/, 4, 5, 7, 8)
- Compañía Israel Galván (11/5-8) (flamenco)
- Norwegian singer and guitarist Hanne Hukkelberg (11/5)
- Whale Watching Tour, musicians from the U.S., Australia and Iceland (11/6)
- Japanese pianist Ryuichi Sakamoto (11/11)
- Les ballets C de la B (11/12-14)
- The San Quentin Drama Workshop with Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape (11/21)
- Spanish soprano Marina Bollaín singing The Three Penny Opera by Brecht and Weill (11/27-29)
The 26th International Jazz Festival will kick off around the end of October and while the schedule has not yet been announced, there are usually 15 concerts and world-renowned musicians perform at some 20 jazz clubs.
Photo credit: New York Tourist Office of Spain
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