If you are one of those who are in Madrid during the month of August, you will be pleased to know that the city offers numerous leisure and cultural plans which for sure will make evenings and summer nights more bearable.

From Ivory Escapes we have made a compilation with the best plans for you to enjoy yourself during the month of August in Madrid.

Fescinal Summer Cinema

The outdoor film festival Fescinal , this year celebrates its 34th edition. It is one of the most famous summer cinemas in Madrid. For several decades it has brightened the summer nights in the capital.

Located at the Parque de la Bombilla, on the riverside of the Manzanares, it has two screens. This allows the spectators to choose, each night, the option which suits best their interests from among the 3 or 4 titles programmed daily.


Fescinal Summer cinema. Photo from www.fescinal.es

Its complete program  has more than 100 titles screened during the summer nights until September 9th. Without a doubt, the Fescinal is the perfect plan to enjoy a good movie under the stars.

Olive Grove of Castillejo

Nobody would guess that right at the heart of Madrid, this haven of peace could be hidden. We speak of the Olive Grove of Castillejo , a farm whose secret garden is surrounded by centuries-old olive trees, rockrose, almond and thick vegetation. Although it may seem impossible, it is located just a few meters away from Paseo de la Castellana.


Olive Grove of Castillejo. Photo from elolivardecastillejo.com

In such an idyllic setting with maximum capacity of 300 people, concerts of classical music are held outdoors during the summer evenings.

Check the Nights of the Olive Grove here.

Those who wish to do so, can later dine at one of the tables located at this charming garden. The restaurant is only open at night and is designed for frugal dinners during the summer season. An evening at the Olive Grove is a very attractive and original plan to enjoy Madrid’s summer nights.

Summers of the Villa

One more year, Madrid is committed to bringing culture to all citizens, and the festival of Veranos de la Villa  reaches the 21 districts of the city. The program has a complete and varied repertoire that includes music, theater, dance, cinema, circus, children’s activities and alternative shows. Its wide cultural offer adapts to all publics. The people of Madrid will be able to enjoy this activities during the evenings and nights of the summer season until the 2nd September.


Veranos de la Villa. Photo from Enrique Escorzo

You can check the schedule here.

Terrace of the Galileo Theater

This summer, the Galileo Theater in Madrid will once again move its stalls to the outdoor terrace of the venue.

With this initiative what is intended is to offer the public the possibility of tasting an outdoor dinner or a few drinks, while attending a theater performance. This summer, the work represented is ‘Ding Dong’, by Georges Feydeau. A classic comedy amply endorsed by the public, the critics and the history throughout the last century. With any doubt,it will entertain the summery nights of all the assistants to the terrace of the Galileo.


Terrace of the Galileo Theater

The Magnetic Terrace

The roof of Casa Encendida becomes once again the Magnetic Terrace, one of the places chosen by locals to enjoy afternoons and summer nights.

As in previous years, on Saturday nights this modern rooftop becomes a summer cinema. Instead, during Sunday afternoons are filled with music thanks to concerts and very diverse audio-visual proposals, ranging from electronic music to more avant-garde and fusion music.


Magnetic Terrace. Photo from revistaplacet.es

The Magnetic Terrace is a magnificent option that will allow you to enter an alternative atmosphere. Certainly, you will enjoy the afternoons and evenings of the Madrid summer.

If this month of August you have to be in Madrid, choose your plan and enjoy the wide cultural offer of this amazing city.

… escape with us!

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