Fiesta de San Isidro Madrid
A four-day festival in honour of 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.
Just 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 takes place 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 has to offer.
There are also many traditional religious ceremonies held in Madrid during the Fiesta de San Isidro.