What to do during the long weekend of May in Madrid?

What to do during the long weekend of May in Madrid?

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Madrid offers you endless plans, there is always something interesting to see or visit, so a trip to the capital will never deceive you. 

The long weekend of May is a fabulous opportunity for you to enjoy some of these plans. Besides, this long weekend coincides with the celebration of the 2nd of May, the Festivity of the Community of Madrid, in which different parties and activities are held around the city. 

In this article we include different plans for those who will be staying in Madrid during the long weekend of May 2014.

  • Guided tour around Madrid.- Walking around the streets of the capital to discover its most emblematic buildings and monuments is the best option for you to learn more about Madrid’s history. With this aim in mind, Madrid’s council has organised the programme Official guided tours, which includes more than 40 weekly visits by professional guides. The programme also includes routes for discovering must-visit places, bike and family tours around Madrid’s neighbourhoods, etc.
  • A musical on Gran Via.- Madrid stages some of the best musicals of the national panorama, so this might be a great opportunity for you to see some of the shows in theatres. The two best musicals you will be able to see during the long weekend of May are ‘The Lion King’, in Lope de Vega Theatre, and ‘Hoy no me puedo levantar’ in Arteria Colliseum Theatre
  • Visiting an exhibition.- The most important museums of the capital stage really interesting permanent exhibitions. Besides, during the long weekend of May some really recommendable temporary exhibitions will be open to the public. One of them is the Terracota Army, X’ian’s warriors’, in the Fernan Gomez Cultural Centre, where we find the greatest archeological discovery of the XXth century. Another of the proposals for these dates is the exhibition ‘Cézanne’ in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the first monographic exhibition about this great figure of the second half of the XIXth century organised in Spain. Finally, we suggest you to visit the ‘Picasso en el taller(Picasso in the studio), located in the Recoletos of the Mapfre Foundation, with more than 200 works based on the studio of the Malaga-born painter. 
  • A walk around the ‘rastro’.- Every Sunday morning Madrid’s ‘rastro’ (second hand market) becomes the centre of attention of the capital. You can find all type of items and antiques in the hundreds of stands scattered around the centre of the city.
  • Mutua Madrid Open.- This important sports event which brings together the best international tennis players will be celebrated in Madrid from the 2nd to the 11th of May. Those who visit the city during the long weekend of May will have the opportunity to attend the opening and the first matches of the tournament. 

Enjoy Madrid this long weekend of May! And the best way for you to do it is to stay in the oldest hotel in Spain, the Petit Palace Posada del Peine. 

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