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MADRID, SPAIN. Where would you like to go today — without having to leave the city? MADbudget has prepared a weekly guide of activities for you to enjoy. Many of them are free, or for a small fee, so get ready to have fun in the city and be sure to check This Week in Madrid regularly for weekly updates!


Get lost in the book fair stands

Madrid´s Book Fair (Feria del Libro de Madrid) starts up again in the center of Retiro Park. The festival celebrates all types of literature as booksellers from around the capital come together to set up their showcases. It is a great chance to buy discounted books or get your books signed by your favorite authors! It is recommended that you arrive early in order to have enough time to relax and peruse the shelfs of books.

Where: Retiro Park (Metro: Príncipe de Vergara, Retiro or Ibiza)

When: From Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 2:00pm and again from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and holidats from 11:00 am to 3:00pm and from 5:00pm to 9:30pm. Goes until June 14th.

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History of Animation in “Watch Me Move”

The Incredibles | via Fundación Canal

The Incredibles | via Fundación Canal

If you are one who thinks that animated movies are not only for kids, check out the exhibition going on now in Foundation Canal Isabel II to witness the journey of 150 years of animation. There you can see the evolution of the genre and its influence on other cultural aspects such as film or contemporary art. From film pioneers- Meliés and the Lumineer brothers to new famous studio productions such as Pixar or Disney.

Where: Foundation Canal Isabel II (Calle de Mateo Inurria 2) (Metro: Plaza de Castilla)

When: Monday to Sunday from 11:00am to 8:00pm (except Wednesdays, which go from 11:00am to 3:00pm). Goes until August 23rd.

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Ponder photo-journalism in Fotopress La Caixa

 | vía CaixaForum

Fotopress La Caixa | via CaixaForum

It´s now the 19th edition of this exhibition but for the first time being displayed in the CaixaForum in Madrid. The exhibition contains a series of unedited photographs that reflect the current world of photo-journalism: the transformations that suffer and their limits. The photos demonstrate various diverse social realities taking place all around the world.

Where: CaixaForum (Paseo del Prado 36) (Metro: Atocha)

When: Monday – Sunday from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Until June 7th.

More information here


“De Madrid al cielo”: From Madrid to the Sky

Sunset in Cerro del Tío Pío | vía  Flickr

Sunset in Cerro del Tío Pío | via Flickr

One of Madrid´s  greatest marvels is in its architecture – with buildings from many different eras and architectural styles – which shapes the structure of the city. Observing Madrid from different heights and distances can be a very unique experience. We propse 6 places where you can enjoy the best views of the capital.


Overcome all of the obstacles in the Spartan Race

The Spartan Race is the running race with the most obstacles in the world and finally it is coming to Madrid. You´ll have to jump over hurdles, run with boulders and avoid barbed wire in order to win! The Spartan Race is held in many different parts of the world and receives runners of all levels- those looking to test their personal strength and grit, of course!

Where: Miguel Ríos Auditorium (Paseo Alicia Alonso in Rivas-Vaciamadrid) (Metro: Rivas Futura).

When: May 30th and 31st.

More information here.