“La Casa Encendida” is a multicultural space created in 2002 under the patronage of the savings bank Caja Madrid. It has survived the crisis with many activities, concerts and modern art exhibitions. I took a training course of Avid video edition here. There are also radio workshops and operas are represented at the theater.
Built in 1878, it has been always a bank building but today it’s an interesting place to watch a movie, attend a debate about social media or the arctic environmental issues. Sustainability is an important part of “La Casa Encendida” and upstairs, at the terrace, there is a small orchard. Enjoy the nice view of Madrid’s roofs here.
Solidarity is also a cornerstone in “La Casa Encendida”. Within the shop I like to buy the organic coffee from NGO Intermón Oxfam. There is Mate too from Latin America for those who like it.
It is located in the Arganzuela neighbourhood, in front of the theater Circo Price and Reina Sofía Museum. Do not forget to taste the Indian food in Lavapiés, just behind “La Casa Encendida”, delicious!