Spring in Madrid


- the grand capital of Spain, vibrant and imposing, immortalized in Almodovar’s genial and eclectic movies. Easter is one of the best times of the year to discover Madrid. Sunshine, religious and gastronomic traditions and shops full of new items for the new summer/spring season.

Religious traditions

The calendar of processions in Madrid is extensive. It begins on Palm Sunday (March 24th) with the procession of the Christ of Faith and Forgiveness (Basilica Pontificia de San Miguel) and ends on Holy Saturday (March 30th) with the procession of Solitude (Royal Church of San Ginés ). Also in churches as representative as the Basilica of Our Lady of Atocha, the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Basilica or Our Father Jesus of Medinaceli wll host classical music cycles typical of this time of the year.

Hyperrealism exhibition

The exhibition “1967-2012 Hyperrealism” at the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum is the star of this Easter. It makes a journey from the creation of this movement in the U.S. in the 60s, its consecration at Documenta in Kassel 1972 and its extension in Europe today, collecting works by three generations of artists. From March 22th to June 9th. Acquires tickets in to avoid queues.

Real Mozart

Mozart is the most important composer of the new season of the Teatro Real. Gerard Mortier has scheduled three operas of the genius of Salzburg, ‘The Magic Flute, “Don Giovanni” and “Cosi fan tutti’. Deep and complex Haneke is in charge of the scenography and Annett Fiordiligi will be performing Fiordiligi. The 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15 and 17 March at the Royal Theatre.

Hotel Unico Madrid

This Unico Hotel is indeed a unique boutique hotel offers accommodation in 44 luxury rooms which are housed in a 19th-century palace in Madrid’s most cosmopolitan district, Salamanca. Every guest will feel comfortable in Hotel Unico’s spacious rooms with warm, neutral colors which boast high ceilings and large windows. Hotel Unico Madrid has also several salons with a view over its relaxing garden or Calle Claudio Coello.

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