St Patricks Day in Madrid

17th March 2018 | Madrid, Spain


About St. Patrick’s Day in Madrid 

St Patrick’s Day, which takes place on the anniversary of the death of Ireland’s patron saint, has been celebrated with parades and festivities since the 17th century. These days, it ranks as the most widely celebrated national festival of them all. Madrid has more Irish pubs than most cities and as such it’s a great place to celebrate Paddy’s Day. Last year, the city lit up key monuments like the Plaza de Cibeles Fountain and Puerta Alcala in bright green to celebrate Ireland’s big day. 

Helpful information about St. Patrick’s Day in Madrid 

Events will be taking place around the city to mark St Patrick’s Day on March 17th. The third family-friendly Ireland Day is due to take place at the Parque Deportivo de Hierro from 1pm to 6pm for an afternoon of Irish dance, music and sport.  The Spanish-Irish Business Network charity ball is certainly worth getting dressed up for - find out more information here. If you’re travelling to Madrid for St. Patrick’s Day, the best airport to head to is Madrid-Barajas which welcomes flights from all over the globe. From there, you can jump on the metro straight into the city centre.

Making the most of St. Patrick’s Day in Madrid 

If you’re heading to Madrid for Paddy’s Day, take advantage of the breadth of Irish pubs in Madrid. You’re sure to find plenty to satisfy your evening’s entertainment needs. Whether you’re looking for a traditional cèilidh, more modern Irish music or mixture of both, you’ll find all of this and plenty of Guinness to wash it down with in Madrid. Try the James Joyce, The Irish Rover or La Ardosa.

Where to stay St. Patrick’s Day in Madrid 

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day to the full by making sure you have a great place to stay. At Eventful Stays, you can choose to stay in city centre townhouses, bed and breakfasts, studios, apartments, rooms, houses or boats…all within easy reach of all the city centre festivities. Check out our accommodation in Madrid.

Things to do near the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Madrid 

If you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Madrid, make sure you leave some time to explore some of the many sights that this beautiful capital city has to offer: if you’re a football fan, don’t miss out on a unique tour of the Bernabeu; visit the gorgeous Royal Palace in the city centre and nip next door for a stroll around the relaxing city park, El Parque del Retiro. For mouth-watering tapas, you’re sure to find a great bar near Chueca tube station.

More information about St. Patrick’s Day in Madrid 

To find out more information about the best Irish pubs in Madrid together with all of the St. Patrick’s Day activities happening in Madrid in 2017, please head to the informative Irish Embassy website.

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