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Matadero Madrid

Paseo de la Chopera 14, 28045 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 17 73 09
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Ranked #9 of 129 Shopping in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Theaters, Shopping
Attraction details
Type: Art Galleries, Theaters, Shopping
Hours:
Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Go on a sunday afternoon. Very interesting place with expositions, a market and some cafeterias to relax with some friends and meet maybe new friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great place to visit the exhibitions of contemporary art/ designers, theatre or grab a bite to eat. At walking distance from legazpi metro station.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Coming to Madrid so often for visits it's hard to find something new and unusual for our friends to take us.. Beyond the exhilarating nightlife.. This time spent the late afternoon at Matadero. This long since forgotten and abandoned Abbatoir has truly been transformed into an amazing living art exhibits and cosy bars. We wandered around the place, both indoors... More 

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Honolulu
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43 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Although it is in need of more exhibits to complete the space, I enjoyed the exhibit on display...one of my favorites was a self-portrait...lots of performance spaces that must be put to good uses in the evening...

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Madrid, Spain
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28 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We walked around on a week day morning waiting for the restaurant to open for lunch. I liked the architecture and the idea that such old building used for animal slaughter have been transformed in theaters etc. But at the same time it had a feeling of emptiness and unfriendliness. What I really liked an I suggest to visit are... More 

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Rosarito, Mexico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I loved el Matadero! This was my most favoritestest spot to discover in Madrid. My boyfriend suggested we hike down there from our hotel to the north east of Retiro Park and I agreed to the exercise and the chance to see other parts of the city a bit out of the tourist bubble. We made the long walk and... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

When I visited Matadero, Red Bull Music Academy was taking place there. The atmosphere was amazing - very creative and friendly, the people there were great. The building complex is quite big, so take a look around.

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Sydney
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The Matadero Madrid, has changed from an abattoir to a homeless squat to an outpost for contemporary art, theater and documentary films. Great repurpose of a beautiful set of buildings. Three very interesting expos on there now.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Matadero is an excellent example of how an old complex of buildings (a former slaughterhouse) can be put to good use without tearing down part of history. Easily accessible from the center and the suburbs by metro or numerous buses, as well as walking from the riverside. Permanent and temporary offerings/events are held in the indoor and outdoor spaces, and... More 

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

What to do with an enormous space and huge unused halls? Revamp with modern architcture details and give to the cultural scene for different uses (theater, cinema, exhibition spaces, public gardens and squares, library, meeting and teaching spaces, ...) - an idea other cities should pick up for their unused and unloved big spaces... Loved it.

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