Cultural institutes

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Madrid is an open, cosmopolitan city with a host of cultural venues aimed at breaking barriers and building bridges between Spain and other countries. In them you can learn foreign languages and attend all kinds of cultural activities: conferences, exhibitions, discussion panels, and so on.

In the impressive headquarters of the Cariátides Building, in Salesas, it offers a quality cultural schedule.

The headquarters for German culture in Madrid is in the traditional Chamberí district.

Training, debates, exhibitions and shows at the cultural centre of France in Madrid.

A seventeenth century manor, renovated in the nineteenth century according to taste, which now houses the Italian Cultural Institute.

The headquarters of Mexican literature and art are found at this institution, which links Mexico and Spain culturally.

Institute dedicated to promoting Chinese language teaching and culture.

Space for a meeting of Spanish and Korean culture.

The spectacular Palacio de Linares hosts all kinds of events and, according to legend, is home to a ghost.

Organizes different activities with the objective of strengthening knowledge and dialogue on Asia in Spain

Arab culture finds its embassy in this centre that serves as a bridge between East and West.

Cultural embassy for Jewish communities from all over the world, especially the Sephardim community.

Private cultural institution which houses The Martyrdom of St. Andrew painting by Rubens

This space, located in the Sol/Gran Vía area, is responsible for raising awareness about Catalan culture in Madrid.

A point of reference with Persian culture and contemporary Iranian creation.


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