The mayor presents the eighth edition of this gastronomic festival, which will kick off on Saturday 21 January and will feature the participation of some 450 establishments

Gastrofestival Madrid returns to fill the capital with culinary offerings

TOURISM 16 January 2017


Once again, this year Gastrofestival Madrid will return to surprise foodies with its activities and experiences. From 21 January to 5 February the capital will play host to this gastronomic festival, now in its eighth edition, with a comprehensive programme that was presented today by Madrid’s mayor, Manuela Carmena, along with the president of Asisa Madrid Fusión, José Carlos Capel, in an event that featured the participation of, among others, chefs Rodrigo de la Calle, Diego Guerrero, Javier Aranda and Juan Antonio Medina, who have recently earned a new Michelin star for their Madrid-based restaurants.

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For one month, the promotional poster for the event is also on display on a hundred marquees on the streets of New York

The City Council launches the promotional video for World Pride Madrid 2017

TOURISM 23 November 2016

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Madrid is ready to welcome World Pride, the largest international event for the LGBTI community, in 2017 and invites all of us to take part. Madrid City Council, through the Tourism Department of Madrid Destino, is launching a promotional video for World Pride Madrid 2017 and for Madrid as a LGBTI destination, which it will use in its marketing campaigns and on its social media sites to promote visits to Madrid during this event and reinforce the image of Madrid as a tolerant, diverse, fun and welcoming city.

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Working in collaboration with the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofía museums, a campaign has been developed to encourage visits to all three art galleries

The City Council gets behind promoting Madrid’s Paseo del Arte

CULTURE 14 November 2016


Madrid City Council is putting the spotlight on one of its major tourist attractions, the Paseo del Arte (Art Walk). This morning, the mayor of Madrid Manuela Carmena, and representatives of the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía (MNCARS) museums, presented a series of initiatives implemented by the Madrid Destino Tourism Department to encourage people to visit all three art galleries.

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The City Council has worked with the Tourism Department of municipal company Madrid Destino to publish a guide promoting gastronomy in the capital

Eating in Madrid

TOURISM 14 October 2016

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Gastronomy is one of the main distinguishing features of Madrid and one of the most popular tourist attractions for visitors to the capital. This has prompted the Tourism Department at Madrid Destino to publish Eating in Madrid. The publication highlights the best of Madrid and Spanish cuisine with the common thread of the capital's distinctive lifestyle and its gastronomic customs.

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Record number of visitors came to the city of Madrid this summer

TOURISM 29 September 2016


This summer, the city of Madrid was one of the most in-demand tourist destinations. According to the Hotel Occupancy Survey carried out by the National Statistics Institute (INE), the capital received 2,264,687 visitors in June, July and August. This represents the most tourists ever recorded in Madrid during the summer and a figure that definitively consolidates the growth of the sector, the driving force behind economic, social and cultural development.

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