In Madrid’s continued effort to expand cultural centers for locals and tourist alike, the local city council converted an old municipal slaughterhouse El Matadero de Madrid.
My first visit bewildered me with the thought of how enormous the extension of space is here, and the magnitude of the production that must have been taking place while it was still operating as a livestock market.
Once past that first impression, you’re awe struck again, once you realize how the project has taken this space and turned it into an epic center for contemporary incentives. The center is fully operational where they provide entertainment for the general public, such as live concerts, theater venues, cinema and interesting exhibitions.
One of the aspects I’ve come to enjoy about Matadero Madrid, is that it’s constantly changing and updating itself, the activities and programs they offer are not necessarily for children, therefore adults will also have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and let themselves go for a couple of hours in between modern cultural thoughts and perspectives.
With all of the possibilities one might think that the entrance fee is expensive however, there is no cover charge to access the premises and visit the museums or their exhibitions.
Whether you’re into contemporary arts or not, this complex will surprise and please just about everyone, from the architectural transformation endeavor of the premises themselves, to the open spaces for a relaxing stroll. It’s just not the content of the arts center, it’s the arts center itself that will amaze you.