Fiesta de San Isidro Madrid
A four-day festival honouring Madrid’s patron saint, San Isidro Labrador (Isidore the Farmer), purportedly worked over 100 miracles.
The saint was particularly good at finding freshwater, so the festival focuses on water.
One of the many fascinating festival sights is the chulapas and chulapos dressed in traditional Madrid costumes drinking ‘the saint’s water’ from the spring next to the Shrine of San Isidro.
Tradition and modernity define the festival’s program of culture.
With over 200 concerts and cultural activities, there are free activities for the whole family to enjoy.
It occurs at Pradera de San Isidro and other places across the city, such as Plaza Mayor, Plaza de la Villa, and Las Vistillas.
You’ll have the chance to see many of Madrid’s famous sights as you take in all the festival offers.
Many traditional religious ceremonies are also held in Madrid during the Fiesta de San Isidro.