Once a large slaughterhouse and now a center for the arts, the Madrid Matadero was one of the most important architectural transformations for the city in the 20th century. It operates as a living laboratory for cross-disciplinary artistic forms, pushing the boundary of culture and creativity while honoring the structure of the past.
The city has transformed one of its largest agricultural markets into a center for the arts. Ranging from music and drama to dance and theater, it encourages experimentation and alternative forms of expression and creation. Its facilities (stages rehearsal rooms, and classrooms) are open and available to all artists.
Frequent exhibitions of the best in modern fashion, design, cinema and literature make this series of open and covered spaces one of the most fascinating cultural spots in Madrid. Some consider it to be one of the most important contemporary art centers in all of Europe.
Located in the Arganzuela district of Madrid, the museum is free to visit. It is open Tuesday to Friday from 4 to 9 pm, and Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm (closed Mondays) Get there by taking the metro to the Legazpi stop.