This month sees one of Madrid’s biggest anual events – the San Isidro festival.
This is no doubt one of the best times to get to know Spain’s capital and see it come alive with music, dance and celebrations.
San Isidro is the patron saint of Madrid and this year the celebrations will be between the 12th and 16th of May – although the parties seem to last all month!!
There are events going on throughout the city so it doesn’t matter where you are based, you’ll be able to see something near to you.
On May 15th Madrileños in traditional costumes (chulapos), head to Plaza Mayor for traditional dancing and concerts.
There are also concerts and other events held in the Casa de Campo which is a huge park in the south of the city.
Around the streets of the Capital you can see vendors selling ‘Barquillos’.
These are traditional sweet treats, kind of like a wafer tube, and can be with chocolate, cream, cinnamon or marmalade.
They are cooked in amazing portable ovens with ornate decorations.
You should also probably try the ‘Rosquillas’ which are like a cross between a biscuit and a donut, and can be covered in sugar, or merengue.
There are lots of excuses to put on a few kilos during the month of May in Madrid!!
If you are interested in seeing a bullfight then this is a time when some of the country’s best matadors will be in Madrid.
There are activities for adults and children alike so you’ll definitely find something to do.
If you are interested in studying in Madrid this month or anytime during the year and would like more information then please contact us!