November in Madrid

If you are visiting Madrid in November you will be pleased to hear that there is a range of cultural celebrations and events. In the month of November, the weather has completely cooled off with the temperature averaging 14°C. Be sure to pack your long-sleeved garments to accommodate such weather and don’t forget a raincoat as it is forecasted to rain nine days in the month. Below I have listed some of the best events that you must be apart of:

Alcalá de Henares film festival (8th November – 15th November)
Located just outside of the center of Madrid, Alcalá de Henares is presenting the 2019 edition of its short film festival. The festival originated from 1983 and has had a hand in the launch of some of the most famous Spanish directors such as Alejandro Amenábar and Isabel Coixet. 

Alcalá de Henares Film Festival Picture courtesy of lalunadealcala November in Madrid
Alcalá de Henares Film Festival | Picture courtesy of lalunadealcala

Watch a game at the Bernabéu
The Bernabéu is the grand cathedral at which Real Madrid play. In the month of November Real Madrid host 4 teams, 2 in La Liga and 2 in the Champions League. The biggest game of the season so far at the Bernabéu is against Paris Saint Germain on the 26th of November. With the rocky way Real Madrid has started their campaign, this could line up to be a must-win game with drama guaranteed making it a must-see game

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Jazz Madrid 2019 (28th October – 30th November)
The annual Madrid Jazz event takes place throughout the month of November and does a good job of livening up autumn. The event will showcase some of the world’s best jazz music and musicians on some marvelous stages, including CentroCentro, Conde Duque, and Teatro Fenán.

Antonio Sánchez Picture courtesy of Codalario e1570010523534 November in Madrid
Antonio Sánchez | Picture courtesy of Codalario

Christmas lights (29th of November)
On the last Friday of November, the Mayor of Madrid turns on the 7 million LED lamps to mark the start of the Christmas season. The lights, fir trees, cherry blossoms, and bows make the city very beautiful and picturesque with the help of some of Madrid’s best architects and artists. Some of the most magical and must-see sites are Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza Mayor.

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Christmas lights | Picture courtesy of


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