Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Matadero Madrid

I was also surprised to discover that I'd never gone to (nor really heard much about) Matadero Madrid during my two years living in the city. So on my most recent visit last month, it was a must-see destination.

Located near the Legazpi metro stop (lines 3, 6), Matadero Madrid is a free cultural center that used to be an old slaughterhouse. There are many buildings and outdoor areas that make up the complex, and is well worth a visit in my opinion.

You'll find movies (in the cineteca), galleries, exhibitions, workshops, libraries, work tables, food stands, local artists selling work, and more.


What: Matadero Madrid
Where: Centro de Creación Contemporánea; Plaza de Legazpi, 8
Metro: Legazpi (Lines 3, 6)
Hours: The plaza and Matadero street are open for pedestrians every day from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. However, many exhibitions and activities are in the afternoon: Tuesday to Friday, 4 - 9 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; closed Mondays 
Price: Entrance is free. Cineteca tickets are 3.50 euros each.
  • Check for the day's events on the website (on the right side, underneath the calendar, where it says "Hoy [date]").
  • Here's a map of the various spaces and entrances.

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