There are many ways in which you can explore Madrid. Definitely a great start is to choose holiday apartments in Madrid. Comfortable facilities and a terrace will allow you to enjoy the city, both at dawn and at dusk. But what is the best way to enjoy during your visit as much as possible in this city? There are as many answers to this question as there are many people who live or who have visited Madrid. Here we will present one way that perhaps is not the most conventional one, but it definitely is a great way to get the most out of your stay in holiday apartments in Madrid.
The invitation today is to visit the facilities of the “Slaughterhouse”. This place, which was, as the name implies, a trail or a space dedicated to killing animals for meat consumption, has become a cultural beacon of art in this city, which never falls behind in terms of art.
Although we can still “feel” the blood in the room, the walls are now covered with graffiti, and the whole construction of neo-moorish style is rejuvenated with the idea of becoming a modern and innovative cultural complex. The history of this building is wide and changing. It went from a slaughterhouse to become an abandoned building, home for people living in the street, and it eventually became standard of contemporary art, theater, cinema and generally a breeding ground for high artistic level, which does not stay behind other European sites in the same category. Its various galleries and old warehouses are now dedicated to various arts areas: painting, sculpture, music, theater … which is why currently Slaughterhouse has become a cultural laboratory where it is experimented with new forms of artistic funding.
An interesting fact about this place is that there are theaters within this public space and exhibition spaces for concerts featuring works and art performances, more conventional art works, and even works during the holiday seasons, works created for children, to involve the young ones and develop a taste for art.
In Slaughterhouse facilities there are also companies, foundations and private institutions involved in the sponsorship and funding of artworks developed and presented in these facilities. We also find (as you cannot miss in Madrid) a food court and a bar where, of course, there are tapas as well.
One last great thing you do not want to miss in this place is undoubtedly the Reader’s House, a huge public library where events related to books or topics are organized. Yes, you can spend an unusual and fantastic day there, after which you can head out to explore the cosmopolitan city of Madrid all over again. You will feel very fortunate to have chosen a holiday trip, focusing yourself on the wonders that this city has prepared for you.