Choosing Madrid to start your “September” holidays today could not be a better decision. This is because it is the beginning of the Madrid Gallery Weekend, one of the most original cultural events to take place in the city and a real lure that art lovers don’t pass up in any case.
From this September the 14th until the 16th, those who visit the country’s capital will be in luck thanks to the Madrid Gallery Weekend. We are taking about an initiative promoted by the art galleries and museums of Madrid that consists of them opening their doors to the public, making them free entry and increasing their opening hours so that you can enjoy the exhibitions from first thing in the morning until well into the night.
An initiative that attracts thousands of expert collectors and art lovers and in its 2016 staging (the seventh, actually) closed after a huge success and with more than 35,000 visitors in total.
Where should you go so you don’t miss anything?
If you have chosen one of our hotels located in the centre of Madrid (such as the Petit Palace Alcalá, Petit Palace Art Gallery or Petit Palace Lealtad Plaza) you will be less than a 20 minutes walk away from the main places of interest in this eighth staging of the Madrid Gallery Weekend.
And although there are numerous art galleries that put on their shows during these three days, you certainly mustn’t miss the exhibitions in three of Madrid’s most important art venues: the Reina Sofía Museum, the Thyssen Museum and the Dos de Mayo Centre.
If you are a lover of contemporary art you shouldn’t miss a visit to ARCOMadrid since, if you take advantage of these dates, you can count on guided and almost private tours of our country’s main Contemporary Art fair.
The best of the best
Although there are still some names to be confirmed, the list of invited artists at the Madrid Gallery Weekend are impressive as we are talking about prominent international artists such as Neil Rumming, Luis González Palma, Massimo Bartolini, Óscar Seco and Luís Coquenão and many others others.
With the idea of not saturating the visitor and offering them something alongside the exhibitions (fixed or temporary) the Madrid event includes brunch in the galleries themselves, parties that start at nightfall or meetings with international art curators.