The Matadero is a concept and complex that struck, for me, the chord so many utter, “I want to live in Madrid.” It’s an old slaughterhouse that the Ayuntamiento de Madrid has transformed into a contemporary art space.
It’s modern, inventive and evocative; its past resonates with its environs. Inside the main exhibit hall, the industrial feel of an animal termination zone bolsters the visibly loud statements of art.
Beyond the exhibit hall is another, plus, a cineteca (independent films only!) with a cantina, a theatre, Red Bull recording studios, offices, work spaces, and more. It’s utilitarian and stylish now.
Address: Paseo de la Chopera, 14, Madrid