What to do in Madrid in February

Traditionally, February is  the coldest winter month in Madrid. Nevertheless, the locals do not leave their lively lifestyle and go every day to take their usual tapas or a beer. Each month, the city of Madrid has much to offer, especially in its cultural agenda.

Madrid Museums

Nothing better for a cold afternoon than enjoying an exhibition in one of the 100 museums in the capital of Spain. Here a plural and different assortment of exhibitions in Madrid:

Tiziano: Dánae, Venus y Adonis. November 19th, 2014 – March 1st, 2015. Museo del Prado.

• Daniel G. Andújar: Sistema operativo. January 21st – May 4th. Reina Sofía National Museum.

Raoul Dufy: obras. February 17th – May 17th. Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza.

El Arte del Perfume 1889 – 2014 / The Art of Perfume 1889 – 2014. Novembre 21st, 2014 – February 4th, 2015. Círculo de Bellas Artes.

EXPORT: Arquitectura española en el extranjero / EXPORT: Spanish architecture abroad. February 18th – May 17th. Museo Colecciones ICO.

Big Bang Data. February 25th – May 24th. Espacio Fundación Telefónica.

Flamenco

In the month of February, Madrid is full of flamenco. The National Music Auditorium resumes the cycle “Flamenco Andalusia” with the concert of Manuel Moreno Maya “El Pele”, on February 20th.

Inside ARCOMadrid

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Feria Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo ARCOmadrid

IFEMA provide us with great ideas to enjoy Madrid’s indoor. The 34th International Contemporary Art Fair ARCO will tale place from February 25th to March 1st. About 150,000 visitors will be able to admire, shop and socialize with artists, gallery owners, curators and collectors from around the world.

Art Madrid’15

Art Madrid is a show dedicated to contemporary art enthusiasts. The Galería de Cristal in the Palacio de Cibeles, from February 25th to March 1st, will host about 50 galleries from around the world devoted to contemporary painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and video art.

Carnival in Madrid

Eventhough the most famous Spanish carnival takes place in Tenerife, that does not prevent locals to celebrated this pagan festival profusely. In 2015, the carnival starts on February 14th, coinciding with San Valentine’s Day. As every year, the beginning will be marked by the proclamation that takes place in the Plaza de la Villa. Besides this venue, the costume contest in the Círculo de Bellas Artes is the best place to be in town during carnival. The carnival ends with the legendary “burial of the sardine” on February 18th. More information.

ClassicAuto Madrid

The Glass Pavilion of the Casa de Campo Park hosts the 6th edition of ClassicAuto Madrid, the International Classic Vehicle Fair. This year with the participation of 300 exhibitors from 10 different countries.