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Matadero Madrid

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Address: Paseo de la Chopera 14, 28045 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: +34 915 17 73 09
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Tue - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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huge space

This place is enormous. It has all sorts of exhibitions . Lets your imagination run wild with so many different subjects on offer. You really need at least a full day to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
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198 reviews 198 reviews
195 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place is enormous. It has all sorts of exhibitions . Lets your imagination run wild with so many different subjects on offer. You really need at least a full day to appreciate this magnificent place.

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

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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9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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155 helpful votes 155 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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12 attraction reviews
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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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15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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