Fiestas de Agosto Madrid
August Festivities Madrid
If you would like to know more about Madrid's history and tradition, see its famous "Verbenas", "Fiestas de Agosto" or open-air Madrid's August festivities, 3 of which are being held in neighbouring districts until August 18. The Festivities start with the San Cayetano festival in the Rastro/Embajadores area, followed by San Lorenzo in Lavapiés, and ends with the biggest and most important of all, La Paloma in La Latina. If you are visiting Madrid, get the most unique experience with BE Apartment in the best luxury apartments in Madrid and other famous cities, for your security, pleasure and comfort.
Chulapos (traditional Madrid dandies), chotis dancing, lemonade, streets decorated with lanterns are a big part of Madrid's August festivities or Fiestas de Agosto. See the city's oldest streets filled with traditional flavours and sounds, especially at dusk, when the air is cooler and people emerge to have a cold drink and a tapa or two in the many open-air bars set up especially for the festivals. These celebrations have a strong community spirit and are an inseparable part of the real Madrid, one that holds dear its traditional image as a party-loving, sociable city with one simple aim - to have a good time. And of course, it extends a very warm welcome to anyone wanting to join in. The programme of events typically includes children's games and competitions, card tournaments, performances by bands and pop groups, tapas routes and the procession honouring the saint or virgin in whose name the festival is being held.
Madrid's August festivities or Fiestas de Agosto are taking place in 3 very traditional neighbouring districts with many 19th century buildings with courtyards. The San Cayetano festivities is held in the area around the church dedicated to the saint, Calle Embajadores, Plaza de Cascorro, and streets in the Lavapiés area, such as Calle Argumosa and Calle Casino. The San Lorenzo festivities take place in Lavapiés, around the church dedicated to this saint, Calle Dr. Piga and Calle Argumosa. Finally, the Virgen de la Paloma festivities, one of Madrid's most famous, takes over Plaza de la Paja and the surrounding streets, the whole of Calle Toledo up to Plaza de las Vistillas, plus the streets running round the parish church of Virgen de la Paloma in the square named after her. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy and discover Madrid with BE Apartment. If you´re visitng the city, take a look at our luxury apartments that we have throughout the city.