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Matadero Madrid

Paseo de la Chopera 14, 28045 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
+34 915 17 73 09
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Ranked #7 of 117 shopping in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Art Galleries
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Madrid, Spain
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167 reviews 167 reviews
24 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

A bit like Glasgow's Tramway, but five times the size. We had a wet Sunday afternoon in this outstanding contermporary art space. But it's not imregnable. It's art Jim, but much as we can enjoy it, rather than know it. I can't stand art that is for the elite. I can't abide art that says 'you can't be part of... More

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Barcelona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

good theather, concerts, art exhibition!! good atmosphere. the only problem, it's the coolest place to go now and I hate people behaving different just because they are in!!

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Off the traditional path but well worth visiting if you like contemporary art and design. It's an intriguing place transformed from a slaughterhouse into an art complex. Take a look at the program but the architecture alone is worth the trip.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great to have a walk by. Madrid Rio is also around, so it is a twin visit. Don't go alone, you will feel small and lonely ;)

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