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Photo Espana

Last updated: 10 February, 2024

During June and July, the focus is on photography in Madrid with events and exhibitions popping up at museums, galleries and bookshops all over the city. Grab your camera and join in with one of the biggest cultural events in Spain, which attracts professionals and enthusiasts from across the globe.

The programme includes exhibitions, competitions, workshops and talks by internationally renowned photographers. Events spill out onto the streets, particularly along Paseo de la Castellana and Calle Huertas.


Price: Free
Minimum age: 0
Age suitable: 13+
Frequency: annually
When: June-July
Duration: 8 weeks

Getting there & doing it

Events are held at more than 70 venues across the city. The complete catalogue of events – with exhibition details and a festival map – is downloadable via the festival website. Most of the city’s major art museums and venues will have dedicated exhibitions, so wander freely at your will. Tickets are available from individual venues, but aren’t required for most of the events.

When to do it

The festival takes place over eight weeks from early June to late July.