This art center is described on its website as an interdisciplinary laboratory of creation open to the public and was always a joy to visit.
El Matadero, Plaza de Legazpi, 8, 2804.
Take the yellow line to metro Legazpi.
El Matadero originally was slaughter house and was opened to the public as an art center in 2007. There is an ever changing array of exhibitions; film, sculptural installations, and other work of all sorts of visual artists can be found there. There is a taberna and a cafe in the building, and a ship museum. I went to a wonderful installation about the author Roberto Bolaño, as well as a fantastic Guerilla Girls exhibit. El Matadero’s Mercado de Productores should also be attended as it is an wonderful outdoor even with local artisan venders and stands where you can grab a bite to eat.