Top Cultural Centres

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Modern and unique buildings that host cultural programmes for all types of visitors. From exhibitions to projects by artists, presentations, workshops or festivals. These spaces offer endless possibilities, where you will enjoy the complex in itself and its leisure services in the form of terraces with view, gastronomy or very special gardens.  

A stunning cultural centre hosting myriad activities and boasting some of the best views in Madrid.

The city's old slaughterhouse, at Madrid Río Park, has been transformed into a cultural megacomplex.

This extraordinary cultural centre lends its name to the nearby Conde Duque tourist area. Check out the 2023/2024 programme.

Where Calle de Alcalá and Gran Vía meet, here stands this monumental building offering one of the finest views of Madrid.

Here the most avant-garde artistic expressions come together in this Neo-Mudéjar building in Lavapiés.

This vibrant cultural centre is famous for its temporary exhibitions and its amazing vertical garden.

A must on anyone's cultural checklist, this exhibition hall is located along the well-known Art Walk.

The past, present and future of telecommunications and art go hand in hand in one of the most prominent buildings on Gran Vía avenue. 

Located at the beginning of Paseo de la Castellana, next to Plaza de Castilla, this small exhibition hall hosts free exhibitions all year round.

This active, family-run cultural heritage institution produces exhibitions as well as concerts and lecture series. 

A multifunctional and modern complex for the citizen, dedicated to architecture.

Located in Plaza de Colón, this cultural centre holds diverse cultural activities and theatre shows.

The Madrid avant-garde has taken hold in this space, which radiates artistic innovation.

Contemporary art cultural space in Fuencarral, second headquarters of the La Neomudéjar Museum.

Municipal cultural centre housed in an industrial building dating from the early 20th century. Set within the Landscape of Light, the space is dedicated to promoting cultural dissemination, encounters and reflection.

New performance space built on the site of former barracks that, from April onwards, will host the children’s and youth programme of the Teatro Real opera house.


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  • Madrid has many cultural institutes where you can learn languages and soak into different cultures.

    Cultural institutes
  • A short but fascinating introduction to the city’s main museums which boast an important cultural heritage encompassing most European styles

    Art in Madrid Guide (PDF)
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  • A one-kilometre stretch that is home to three of the best museums in the world: the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía. 

    Paseo del Arte


The city’s new official sightseeing and tourist travel pass.

An observation deck at 92 metres.

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  • Take a peek at our selection of the most important events taking place in Madrid and start planning your next visit!

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  • Enjoy stunning vistas of the sprawling city and its most famous landmarks.

    Madrid Viewpoints
  • Faro de Moncloa. Verano 2023. Foto: Alváro López del Cerro © Madrid Destino
  • Un paseo por las galerías de arte de Madrid