La Feria del Libro

From: Madrid Festivals and Events 2016-2017

See also: Festival Of Sacred ArtsGolden Triangle Of ArtBuen Retiro Park

La Feria del Libro
This popular book fair attracts hundreds of book stores, publishers, authors and visitors and is one of the largest events of its kind in Madrid.

There are several hundred stalls offering a wide selection of literature from popular fiction and autobiographies to cookery and poetry. There are regular book signing's by many well known authors providing visitors with the chance to meet their favourite writers.

The venue is often at the Buen Retiro Park which as well as offering a beautiful setting is also very accessible to the centre of Madrid and is well known for the impressive equestrian monument of King Alfono XII as well as for the Palacio de Cristal and the neoclassical Palacio de Velazquez which are also located within the vast 300 acre park and themselves well worth a visit.

Date Of La Feria del Libro
The book fair takes place annually often towards the the end of May and early June time.

The fair is often held in the vast Buen Retiro Park in the centre of the city approximately 2miles to the east of the Royal Palace.

Travel Guide
The entrance to the Retiro Park is close to the Puerta de Alcala Monument in Independence Square and is easily accessible by bus (for example 2, 19, 20 and 52) to Puerta de Alcala and subway (line 2 to Retiro Station, alternatively there are no shortage of taxis.