Matadero Madrid

Matadero Madrid opened its doors again on 15 June.

Matadero is now open every day from 9am to 10pm (after 10pm the only entrace open is the one on Plaza de Legazpi, 8) and the information point from 9.30am to 9pm.

  • All outdoor spaces as well as the cafés, Cantina and Cafés Nave, have reopened to the public. The bike rental service is also up and running again.

  • Cultural activities will kick off again on Tuesday 23 June with the exhibition Doce fábulas urbanas in Nave 16 and an exhibition devoted to the work of Chinese artist Hao Jingban in Nave 0.

  • Cineteca will reopen to the public on 16 July with the third edition of Cineplaza del Verano. Their regular programme will resume in September.

  • Naves del Español en Matadero will resume their full programme in September although starting at the beginning of July they will stage events that will be streamed live.

  • From 23 June, Casa del Lector will be hosting professional events related to content generation and training. It will reopen to the public in September.


Matadero continues to offer an excellent selection of cultural content online which you can follow on their social media.


The old Madrid slaughterhouse, a set of neo-Mudejar style pavilions, built at the beginning of the 20th century on the banks of the Manzanares, is today a small city devoted to culture, where the visitor will find the following spaces:

  • Naves del Español en Matadero: A highly flexible theatrical complex which contains three independently functioning interconnected areas (a café-theatre, a large performance area, and a space for training, discussion, reflection and workshops).
  • Nave 0: the old cold storage unit is now the setting for a range of artistic events.
  • Casa del Lector: a large cultural centre where readers and reading are the focus of attention.
  • Central de Diseño: located in unit 17 C. Supported by the Madrid City Council and DIMAD (Madrid Designers' Association), its aim is the promotion and dissemination of design.
  • Cineteca: the country's first and only cinema with a programme focusing on non-fiction.
  • Plaza y Calle Matadero: an outdoor multipurpose space devoted to a huge range of leisure and cultural activities.
  • Intermediae: an initiative of the Madrid City Council Arts Department, intended to provide a space for contemporary creative work and help develop contact between artists and the people of Madrid, with a view to finding and presenting alternative forms of expression, creation and thought.
Matadero Madrid. Foto: Francesco Pinton
Matadero Madrid

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de Legazpi, 8
Tourist area: 
Madrid Río
Opening Times: 

Outdoor Spaces (Plaza Matadero, Calle Matadero, Placita): Mon - Sun: 9am – 10pm

Information Point: Mon - Sun: 9.30am – 9pm

Nave 16 and Nave 0

Dec 2019 – Jan 2020: Tues – Sun and Public Hols: 11am – 8pm

Feb - Mar 2020: Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 8pm. Fri - Sun and Public Hols: 12 Noon - 8pm

May - Jul 2020: Tues - Thurs: 5pm – 9pm. Fri - Sun and Public Hols: 12 Noon – 9pm


December 2019 - January 2020: Tues - Fri: 4pm – 9pm / Sat and Sun: 11am – 8pm

Closed:  24, 25 and 31 December and 1 and 6 January

Feb - April 2020: Tues - Thurs: 5pm - 8pm. Fri - Sun and Public Hols: 12 Noon - 8pm

May - Jul 2020: Tues - Thurs: 5pm – 9pm. Fri - Sun and Public Hols: 12 Noon – 9pm


On 24, 25 and 31 December, 1 and 6 January, the Matadero activities will be closed to the public.

(+34) 91 318 46 70
Legazpi (L3, L6)
Local train (Cercanías): 
6, 8, 18, 19, 22, 45, 47, 59, 62, 76, 78, 79, 85, 86, 123, 148, 156, 247, N12, N13, N14

There is no charge for admission.