San Isidro is the main attraction in Madrid, Spain in the month of May. The festival is celebrated to commemorate the patron saint of the city, San Isidro (from 1082- 1172. Legend has it that he had many miraculous things under his belt). The traditional fiesta is observed in Pradera Del Santo, an open air area.
Every year on fifteenth of May, people from all walks of life gather around the hermitage of San Isidro and kiss his remains contained in a shrine belongs to the eightieth century. They drink water from the well, which was created by the saint, while chanting the following words – “Beautiful Saint Isidro, Patron Saint of Madrid, you made water spring from the craggy ground”.
One of the striking attractions of the festival is bullfighting. Spain’s major bullfighting destination, you will see massive numbers of bulls and bullfighters seen throughout the month at the bullring of Las Ventas. Getting a ticket to the stadium or bullring is a real challenge during this time. It is advised to get one well in advance and be a part of this adrenaline sport.
Another attraction other than bullfighting is San Isidro Museum. A trip to the museum will endow you the facility of visiting the Miracle Well or the Pozo de Milagro where the saint saved his son, who fell inside the well, by causing the water height to rise.