Are you thinking of coming to Madrid this holiday season? Are you looking for a recommended hotel in San Isidro at the best price? Well, we encourage you to get to know our Casual Madrid del Teatro, and to help you make the decision, we give you some clues about the most recommended activities. And there is nothing better than coming to Madrid during the Fiestas de San Isidro, the best way to get to know the most traditional Madrid, yes, that of the chulapos and chulapas. In 2016 they are celebrated from May 12 to 16 , although the main day is May 15, the day on which the people of Madrid go to the Pradera de San Isidro , next to the Manzanares, to the Ermita del Santo, dedicated to San Isidro Labrador, where the tradition of drinking the water from the well is maintained. This place is very accessible from anywhere in Madrid, although if you book your hotel in San Isidro in the center of the city you can always take a walk around other important monuments. In our case we are next to Gran Vía and next to Puerta del Sol.
The most recommended in San Isidro
It is typical to spend the day in the Pradera and eat what you bring from home, although you can never miss a good potato omelette. You will also find many street stalls selling typical Madrid food, such as blood sausage, chops, chorizo and entresijos and gallinejas , which give the place that characteristic smell. And, to have something sweet, look for the stalls with the typical sweets of San Isidro, the ready rosquillas (covering made with a mixture of sugar, lemon and egg), the silly ones (without covering), the Santa Clara rosquillas (covered with a kind of meringue), and French donuts (with chopped almonds). Don't forget to sit down at your hotel in San Isidro, you'll have to gather your strength. In the Fiestas de San Isidro there is always a very good atmosphere, with music and chulapos dancing the chotis, parades, giants and big heads, the verbena, regional dance festivals, concerts and performances. This year we can enjoy the music of Santiago Auserón, Nacho Vegas, NajwaJean, Rachid Taha, El Langui, Obús, Cycle, Abraham Mateo, Furious Monkey House or Fangoria, among many others. You can't miss out on visiting the Pottery Fair in the Plaza de la Comendadoras, a classic of these festivities, or watch the fireworks over the Retiro pond, the dances in the Plaza del Museo Reina Sofía and enjoy classical music for the sunset in the Temple of Debod and the Plaza de Oriente. Undoubtedly the best in the city to discover it if you come for the first time or to fall in love with it again if you repeat.