The festival of San Isidro starts on the Friday nearest to the 15th of May. The tradition goes back hundreds of years starting with religious processions. The festival has expanded to a city-wide festival of music, dance, art, theatre and even organic gardening.
We could not take in a fraction of what was on offer, but joined the crowds in the Puerta del Sol for a parade of dancing giants.
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