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Summer In The City

A fantastic cultural accompaniment to a summer holiday in Madrid, the Veranos de la Villa Festival (Summer in the City Festival) offers daily shows encompassing theatre, puppetry, film, dance, opera, music and art, taking place at various indoor and outdoor venues across the city with some performances costing very little or nothing. Check out some flamenco and jazz, watch live music in Retiro Park on Sundays, or attend traditional bullfights at Plaza de Ventas. During the day most performances take place in concert halls and galleries but in the coolness of the evening entertainment moves to the streets, squares and parks of this magical city. The Casa de Campo park and the Sabatini Gardens both host a wide range of open-air cultural activities and performances, but there are many venues to investigate. The programme aims to cater to all tastes and covers all the major artistic genres. The emphasis is on Spanish talent but every year international stars are featured. Summer, between June and August, is the peak tourism season in Spain, and this festival is a perfectly timed showcase of all the country has to offer in terms of the performing arts.

Venue: Various

Date: June to August 2014