San Isidro Fiesta

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San Isidro Fiesta May 12, 2011
San Isidro is the Patron Saint of Madrid. The festival day is May 15, however a range of varied events take place from the Friday before 15th when the Mayor's speech begins proceedings and continue until the following Sunday when there is the cooking of an enormous Cocido MadrileƱo (Madrid's most traditional dish).

San Isidro also marks the start of Madrids bullfighting season. If you're planning on a visit you should try to get tickets well in advance as every night of at the Las Ventas bullring sells out.

On the day of May 15th many MadrileƱos dressed in traditional gear head for Plaza Mayor where there is traditional dancing and open air concerts. Casa de Campo, the large park to the south west of the centre hosts rock concerts during the fiestas and there are varied events throughout the city.

If you happen to be in Madrid this weekend I hope you get the chance to enjoy the local fiesta fever.
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