Matadero Madrid - Eating, Nightlife & Things To Do in Madrid - LikeALocal Guide

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Matadero Madrid

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Why locals love it

This flourishing art center, located in the old central slaughterhouse of Madrid, offers a huge public open space for all cultural forms of expression and dialogue between the arts. Some of the most creative spots can be found here, as well as trendy events and popular concerts and exhibitions.

Why you should visit it

Great concerts and festivals, open air spaces and trendy bars, astonishing theatre plays, amazing exhibitions, excellent cinema programs, vibrant design and music centers...all this and more in a huge space that gathers a dozen buildings serving as a good example of Madrid's new architecture dealing with recycled and pre-existing elements.

Special tip

Many locals spend long weekend afternoons here and in nearby Madrid Rio, and you will probably do so too!

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4 Comments

Sooo nice cultural venues here. Besides expos cantine and cafe.
Merche
Local
February 6, 2019
lugar que todo el mundo busca en las ciudades.
Fernando
Local
August 18, 2018
Yes. Matadero name comes from matar, kill, was where used to kill the cows before eating :)
Paloma
Local Expert
February 13, 2017
You never know what you are going to find here, street musicians, food markets, concerts, film festivals or nice art exhibitions. Perfect spot to spend the day hanging out as a local!
Beatriz
Local
December 1, 2016

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