Madrid, a guide to the city’s alternative cultural centers

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Well, there’s no other city than Madrid, that a Greek person (yeah that’s me) would easily call home after a short short time.

After living for the last few months in the city, I would definitely recommend it and characterize it as the city of the “thousand tastes and cultures”! What made me love the city? Madrid is one of the most open cities on earth and it doesn’t matter where you’re from for the oft-heard phrase to ring true: ‘If you’re in Madrid, you’re from Madrid’. Madrid nights are the stuff of legend, and the perfect complement to the more sedate charms of fine arts and fine dining. Any trip to Madrid would not be complete without enjoying a caña (a small beer) and some tapas on one of the many terrace bars at the end of a long day sightseeing. However, if you are visiting Madrid for the second time or if you just fancy an alternative look at the city, then you may want to consider adding some of the following sites and activities to your next visit to Madrid. Madrid offers a variety of cultural centers that you can actually join and take a glimpse of the local’s lives and the city’s artsy perspective!

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La Tabacalera, from the Tobacco Factory to the Self Organised Social Center
La Tabacalera, from the Tobacco Factory to the Self Organised Social Center
28012, Calle de Embajadores, 53, 28012 Madrid, Ισπανία
Visit the ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration
Visit the ABC Museum of Drawing and Illustration
Calle Amaniel, 29, 28015 Madrid, Spain
El Matadero, Madrid
El Matadero, Madrid
28045 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Conde Duque exhibition halls
Conde Duque exhibition halls
28015 Madrid, Madrid, Spain
MediaLab Prado, the citizen’s cultural lab
MediaLab Prado, the citizen’s cultural lab
Calle de la Alameda, 15, 28014 Madrid, Ισπανία
Safaris Urbanos - Do a street-art tour
Safaris Urbanos - Do a street-art tour
Madrid, Madrid, Spain
The Caixa Forum
The Caixa Forum
Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid, Spain
La Neomudéjar, a contemporary arts center
La Neomudéjar, a contemporary arts center
Calle de Antonio Nebrija, 28007 Madrid, Ισπανία

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Chrisa Lepida

Chrisa Lepida

My name is Chrisa and I come from Greece. As nature lover, winter sports addict and Erasmus obsessed, I’m always writing about these topics.

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