Don’t miss the San Isidro Fair in Madrid
Don’t miss the San Isidro Fair in Madrid
San Isidro Fair, the ideal opportunity to visit Madrid and see live the chulapos and chulapas

San Isidro Fair is one of the most important festivals in Madrid, especially for lovers of live shows, such as the chulapos and chulapas, which characterize this Madrid fair so much. It is celebrated on May 15th in the capital, and you will also have the opportunity to experience first-hand all kinds of activities to commemorate the emblematic San Isidro Fair.

There will be different types of activities that you cannot miss, starting with the parade of giants and the proclamation reading in Plaza de la Villa, which kicks off the fair. Throughout the holidays, there will be musical shows in many parts of the city, especially in the centre, but if there is something that particularly characterizes San Isidro Fair, it is, without a doubt, the chulapos and chulapas. It is a tradition that is celebrated in San Isidro’s meadows, located in the emblematic Madrid neighbourhood of La Latina.

The chulapos and chulapas, originally, were residents of Malasaña neighbourhood, who were distinguished by their elegant way of dressing and who, at the end of the 19th and 20th centuries, became a social phenomenon in the Spanish capital. For this same reason, at the fair, many neighbours put on the typical clothing of the chulapos and drink the saint’s water, which is in the Hermitage of San Isidro.

The chulapos and chulapas go hand in hand with another typical tradition of San Isidro Fair: the mythical snacks of doughnuts and lemonade, a very characteristic lemonade, which is served with lemon, wine, sugar and chopped apple. The doughnuts are also different from the others, and you can try up to four different varieties: with eggs, sugar, with white meringue and almonds.


San Isidro Fair in Madrid is the perfect excuse to disconnect and enjoy a few days of fun and relaxation in the centre of Madrid. Hotel Sterling makes it very easy for you to stay near the places where these parties will be held. It is located on Gran Vía, in Madrid’s hearth, with a very good combination of public transport to San Isidro’s meadows.

If the great variety of rooms at the best price is added to the good location, it makes it the best lodging option. Hotel Sterling has double rooms with a private terrace and views, ideal for romantic trips as a couple. If what you are looking for are family rooms or to go with your group of friends, there are also very good options with all kinds of luxuries at the best price. If what you are looking for is tranquillity and comfort, Hotel Sterling is definitely the ideal place to enjoy the San Isidro Fair. You can book on our website or by calling 915 42 04 00.