February in Madrid might still be off-season, yet it can be fully considered the month of culture due to various festivals, celebrations, and fairs taking place here. Compared to other European cities, the winter in Madrid is quite mild, and if you layer a bit more, you will be able to enjoy Madrid to the fullest. If you do get cold though, there is a great traditional way to warm up. Read on and find out what it is!
Chinese New Year
When: From February 5th
Where: Various locations in the city
Thousands of year old tradition in China is quite a young festival here in Madrid – this year will celebrate its’ fourth edition and welcome the year 4717 – the Year of Pig.
The Chinese New Year also marks the end of winter and welcomes the new season.
This year’s festival will again showcase parades filled with dancing, music, and colourful decorations, fairs with handmade crafts, Chinese produce, gastronomic routes and much more. If you are up for dragons, colours, festivities, and fun – join in!
When: January 23rd – February 10th
Where: More than 450 venues and institutions
Is there a better way to familiarize with a foreign culture than through its’ food? Most likely not, right? You will surely get to know Spanish culture if you visit Madrid this February then.
Gastrofestival 2019 celebrates its’ tenth edition this year and will invite you to a longer than usual programme of more than 450 venues and institutions.
Dive in this annual gastronomic experience, featuring special menus, culinary tours, cooking classes, workshops, and more, where culinary art and traditional art forms connect to strengthen each other and wow you!
9th Madrid Stew Route
When: February 14th – March 31st
Where: Route of 41 restaurants in the Madrid Autonomous Region
February in Madrid is still wintery and chilly, and you will surely want something to warm you up. The best cure for that is the traditional stew – The Cocido Madrileño, consisting of soup, chickpea, vegetables, and meats. The 9th Madrid Stew Route consists of more than 40 restaurants in Madrid, which will serve you the warm and homey Cocido Madrileño helping you fight off the cold and introducing you to some true Spanish culture!
ARCOMadrid – International Contemporary Art Fair
When: February 27th – March 3rd
Where: Various galleries in Madrid
This contemporary art fair attracts artists and lovers of such from all around the world. Don’t miss the event if you want to discover new artists and their contemporary art masterpieces and enjoy a vast high-quality multicultural exhibition, lasting almost a week and engaging art galleries all over the city.
When: February 14th-16th
Where: Various venues all over the city
The festival takes place annually and turns the capital of Spain into a stage for international design. The goal of the festival is to elevate Madrid’s design identity up to international recognition.
Various workshops, exhibitions, and shows will showcase and connect architecture, graphic design, communications, interior design, and various other forms of design.
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