The Crystal Palace in El Retiro Park

Easter is finally here... and with Crazy About Metro you won't be bored.

Easter is the perfect time to spend a few days in Madrid, a city that's full of possibilities and attractions for all tastes. From traditional processions to outdoor activities, and our rich gastronomy, you won't get bored in Madrid. At Crazy About Metro we have found some suggestions for you to enjoy your holidays and discover the city a little better; travelling by Metro, of course.

Let's start with the most classic, the processions. Whether you are religious or not, there are a few in Madrid that offer a great atmosphere and are highly recommended. Here is a small selection.



  • Holy Wednesday, 27 March. Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Salud y María Santísima de las Angustias (Los Gitanos)

Parish of Nuestra Señora del Carmen y San Luis Obispo

Metro Stations: Sol and Callao

Start time: 8.30 pm

Estimated time of passage at Puerta del Sol: 9.30 pm

  • Maundy Thursday, 28 March. Nuestro Padre Jesús del Gran Poder y María Santísima de la Esperanza Macarena

Collegiate Church of Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo y San Isidro

Metro Stations: La Latina and Tirso de Molina

Start time: 6 pm

Estimated time of passage at Puerta del Sol: 7.45 pm

Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno ‘El Pobre’ y María Santísima del Dulce Nombre en su Soledad

Church of San Pedro el Viejo

Metro Station: La Latina

Start time: 6.15 pm

Estimated time of passage at Puerta del Sol: 9.30 pm

  • Good Friday, 29 March. El Divino Cautivo

Parish Church of San Sebastián

Metro Stations: Tirso de Molina and Sol

Start time: 6.45 pm

Estimated time of passage at Puerta del Sol: 9.45 pm

Jesús Nazareno de Medinaceli

Basilica of Jesús de Medinaceli

Metro Stations: Antón Martín and Sevilla

Start time: 7 pm

Estimated time of passage at Puerta del Sol: 9 pm

Santo Entierro

Parish of Santa Cruz

Metro Stations: Tirso de Molina and Sol

Start time: 8 pm

Estimated time of passage at Puerta del Sol: 10.30 pm

If you need more information about the Easter Week processions, we recommend you visit the Madrid City Council website, where you will find the official programme with all the details.



These days are an excellent opportunity to savour the typical dishes and desserts of Easter Week in Madrid. These are some of the classic recipes for the holidays in Madrid.

  • Soldaditos de Pavía. They are a typical appetizer from Madrid made of crispy battered cod pieces. They can be enjoyed in some of the oldest taverns in the city centre.
  • Madrid-style chickpea stew. This is a chickpea stew with spinach, cod, potatoes and hard-boiled egg. It is a variant of the classic vigil stew, which has traditionally been served on Fridays during Lent. This traditional dish is prepared in many restaurants throughout the Community of Madrid.
  • Cod croquettes. Another typical Easter appetizer based on cod, this time with a bechamel batter and fried in olive oil.



  • Torrijas. It is a sweet dish made with bread dipped in cinnamon milk, fried and sprinkled with sugar. Madrid has a famous Torrijas Route, ideal for those with a sweet tooth.


  • As well as torrijas, Easter is the perfect time to discover other sweets such as bartolillos madrileños, a less popular but very traditional product, and buñuelos de viento, dough balls made with wheat flour, lard and eggs, then fried in oil, and which can be filled with custard, chocolate or cream. There are many traditional bakeries and pastry shops that offer these products on these days.



And if it's fresh air you need, Easter is the perfect time to make outdoor plans and enjoy Madrid's many parks and gardens. Here are some suggestions:

  • Let's start with a safe, central and well-known value: El Retiro. It is always a good time to discover its groves, sit on one of its benches and watch the boats on the lake. The classic among Madrid's green classics.

Metro Stations: Retiro, Ibiza, Príncipe de Vergara and Estación del Arte.

  • If you prefer something different, the L8 takes you to Juan Carlos I Park, with its interesting sculptures. A modern, very large park with very interesting spaces.

    Metro Station: Feria de Madrid.

  • And it's also not a bad plan to visit the Dehesa de la Villa at Easter, with its beautiful pine forests and trails for a nice walk.

    Metro Stations: Francos Rodríguez and Valdezarza.


  • For history lovers, on the site of the firing squad executions on 2 May, Parque del Oeste is home to Madrid's oldest monument. From the 2nd century BC!

    Metro Stations: Moncloa, Plaza de España and Príncipe Pío.

  • The Manzanares is another possibility to take into account these days. A tour of Madrid Río is always a great plan.

    Metro Stations:  Almendrales, Legazpi, Marqués de Vadillo, Pirámides, Príncipe Pío, Puerta del Ángel and Usera.



  • And to finish with the plans in Madrid's parks, we leave you with two more recommendations: Quinta de los Molinos and, of course, the always impressive Casa de Campo.

    Metro Stations:  Suanzes. Casa de Campo, Batán and Lago.


As you know, there are plenty of things to do in Madrid this Easter. And if you need to get around the city... we'll take you there.