If you go to Madrid you should go to the Matadero. There are two reasons, its surprising architecture and cultural activities.
The Matadero has become a modern, typical city landscape. It is a combination of architecture from the early 20th century (it was a slaughterhouse and cattle market) with the latest experimental architecture.
There are open spaces, created for various activities, flexible spaces. Spacious inside and out. There are industrial materials used, glass, concrete, bricks, showing the architectural skeletons. Graphic elements also receive a significant attention, give character with their large text, arrows, numbers. The center has received several architectural prizes. The cultural activities there are performing arts, visual arts, design, music, literature, documentary films. Moreover, it is a cozy place to have a drink or cheap to eat.
There walking, gave me lots of energy. This should not be missed.
Photos: Angeles Nieto