Dos de Mayo

From: Madrid Festivals and Events 2016-2017

See also: Royal PalacePlaza Mayor

Dos de Mayo
The Dos de Mayo is a widely celebrated event in honour of the people of Madrid who in 1808 rose up against the occupation of the city of Madrid by Napoleon's army.

During the fight several hundred madrilenos lost their lives and to honour their bravery there are numerous events held including a military parade.

Within the Plaza del Dos Mayo there is a large commemorative monument in recognition of this historic event and it is here within the Malasana district of the city that you'll find plenty of events and a great atmosphere as well.

Other events often include music concerts, street theatre and an impressive firework display that takes place in one of the parks along with workshops and events for children as well as markets.

Date Of Dos de Mayo
This historic event takes place annually on the 2nd of May and is a public holiday.

There are several events held throughout the city especially around the Plaza del Dos Mayo within the Malasana district, which is located approximately 2 miles northeast of the Royal Palace.

Travel Guide
The Plaza del Dos Mayo can be reached by subway station Tribunal on lines 1 and 10 or alternatively by bus to Barcelo-Tribunal on number 40 or 149, which are both only 100 meters to the east of the Plaza or by bus station Pza. de Juan Pujol which is about 50 meters to the south and served by bus number M2 and by Bernado-Daoiz bus stop which is served by number 147 and is about 50 meters to the west of the plaza.