If you are thinking of organizing an event in Madrid, these are the best venues for events in Madrid 2019/2020
A few months ago, we recommended in a post, how to organize an event in a geodesic dome and make it shine. Aware that the success of an event is closely linked to the space in which it is organized, we present on this occasion a list with 12 of the best venues for events in Madrid 2019/2020. Not everyone is here because Madrid has a good offer of venues, but today, based on criteria of singularity, we bring you a list of the best venues for events in Madrid 2019/2020. In Europe, Spain is one of the countries that hosts more events, and forecasts for 2020, increases this number to consolidate even more, Madrid as an international benchmark as a destination for meeting tourism. With a good range of hotels, services and infrastructure in very good condition, Madrid is consolidated as a destination for meeting tourism added to the large volume of national events that have been held once the crisis is over.
Venues to Organize Events in Madrid in the 2019/2020 Season:
With more than 200,000 m² covered for exhibitions distributed in twelve pavilions and a convention centre of more than 10,000 m², Feria de Madrid is in continuous expansion and expansion. Their 12 pavilions make up a multidisciplinary space for organizing events of very different sizes, from Fairs such as Fitur that can occupy all the pavilions to fairs such as eventoplus that only use a single pavilion.. In addition to their 12 pavilions, Ifema has an auditorium for 600 attendees, numerous restaurants and 14,000 parking spaces..
Although the name is not the most attractive thing about this space, Matadero Madrid is one of the spaces with the most history of the city. After the closure as a slaughterhouse in 1996, proposals for alternative uses of the space followed: Architecture Museum, municipal libraries, multiplexes, shopping centre, etc. It was not until 2005 that the transformation of the southern space of the old complex into a centre for different cultural and artistic activities began. Some actions on the environment defined what was called the Slaughterhouse Park. Matadero Madrid cuenta con diferentes espacios para eventos con un marcado tinte cultural:
- Intermediæ y Vestíbulo
- Central del Diseño
- Factoría Cultural
- Abierto x Obras
- La Casa del Lector
- Nave 16 multipurpose exhibition space
The Palacio de Cibeles (also known as the Palacio de Telecomunicaciones) is a complex made up of two white façade buildings located in the heart of Madrid, guarding the Goddess Cibeles.
Currently the headquarters of Madrid City Council, this is one of the most historic buildings in the capital. Its façade has been the scene of the main video mappings held in Madrid, and both the interior of the main building and the interior glass gallery are one of the most sought-after venues for events in Madrid. The building is divided into different spaces:
- Old Post and Telegraph Operations Courtyard, on the 2nd floor, which houses a cultural information point on the city, a permanent exhibition on the history of the Palace of Cibeles and its rehabilitation and the cafeteria – restaurant Cibeles Collection.
- Old chapel of the Palace, where various cultural activities are held.
- CentroCentro, with more than 8,000 m2 distributed in floors 1, 3, 4 and 5, has an extensive program of cultural activities focused on contemporary art.
- Crystal Gallery, multifunctional space of 2,800 m2, roofed by the impressive geodesic glazed structure.
- Auditorium, with capacity for 262 people and fully accessible
- Cibeles Palace Restaurant and Cibeles Terrace, located on the sixth floor.
- Mirador Madrid, located in the tower of the palace, from which you can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of the city.
Located in the linear park of Manzanares, La Caja Mágica is prepared to host sporting, cultural and corporate events of different sizes, thanks to the 83,500 square metres of surface area of the complex. Caja Mágica offers meeting rooms, restaurants, coordination of activities, hostesses and technical services.
La Casa de Mónico is a manor house of Herrerian style built in 1946. A unique environment as it is located in a garden of English inspiration of more than 30,000 m2 in which live together holm oaks, cypresses and centenary cedars. A finca with a variety of interior spaces and spectacular outdoor gardens in which to hold all kinds of events. Grupo Mónico itself has a catering service in all its spaces and the estate also has a private car park for 250 vehicles. The La Casa de Mónico estate is the events estate closest to the centre of Madrid and connected to one of the city’s arteries.
Geodomo is the largest geodesic venue in Spain. The complex consists of two geodesic domes, 25 and 6.2 m in diameter, with surfaces of 515 and 30m2 respectively. While the Madrid Planetarium has a diameter of 24m, the Geodomo’s main dome exceeds this surface by the minimum to become the largest geodesic venue, and dedicated to the organization of events. Located autonomously in the Finca La Casa de Mónico complex, Geodomo is the most unique event venue in the capital thanks to the immersive 360º projections, known as fulldome, which can be carried out inside. The main features of this venue are, among others, that it is a diaphanous space that allows a multitude of configurations, immersive 360º projections and that it has the services of the Mónico Group, catering, parking, furniture, etc…
Palacio Neptuno has 3 main lounges, an auditorium for events, an open terrace and a VIP lounge. The sum of the spaces, can accommodate up to 600 people or use a single room for cocktails, gala dinners or presentations from 50 people. Neptune Palace only organizes one event a day offering exclusivity of the palace to all its events. It is located between Plaza Neptuno and the Prado Museum and although it does not have its own car park, in the vicinity there are private car parks that can provide us with a solution for our events.
The Círculo de Bellas Artes has 15,000 m2 with four exhibition halls, a workshop floor, six multipurpose halls, a library, a billiards and games room, a theatre, two historic halls – the Ballroom and the Column Room – a cinema, a radio station, a bookshop and a large café-restaurant popularly known as “La Pecera”. Located in the heart of Madrid, the CBA has a roof terrace with one of the best views of Madrid.
IFEMA Palacio Municipal (formerly Palacio Municipal de Congresos), is a versatile and functional space, which makes it an ideal venue for holding exhibitions, conventions, congresses, meetings or cultural events. It has more than 30,000 m2 divided into large areas:
- Auditorium A, with capacity for 1,812 seats
- Multipurpose room of 2.414 m2 gross
- Twenty-eight rooms with different utilities and capacities ranging from 26 to 360 people.
Teatro Goya is a multi-space concept created to offer the capital a unique and exclusive place for the realization of all types of events, from exclusive meetings to mass celebrations. It has several rooms with different capacities:
- Green Space
- Goya Room
- Multipurpose Space
- Room Two of May
- Multipurpose Space
- VIP Space
- Ermita del Santo Hall
- Multipurpose Space
Located in the heart of Madrid in the C / Hortaleza 63, in the old site that hosted until 1995 the Escuelas Pías de San Antón. It is a living space and very proactive with culture, art, society and Architecture. The more than 12.000 m² distributed in 4 floors and the central garden that turns it into an urban oasis, endow this space with polyvalence and infinite possibilities. The facilities and their configuration allow the celebration of all kinds of corporate, institutional, cultural, sports and social events.
Espacio Harley has two locations, in Chamberí (280m2) and in Ventas (2000m2). Espacio Harley Chamberí, is a multipurpose space designed for all types of audiovisual productions, events, product presentations and ceremonies that require an environment, service and materials that match the most demanding clients. Located in Calle General Álvarez de Castro 12, in the heart of Madrid, in the district of Chamberí. It consists of two differentiated spaces:
- Studio 1, with 250m2
- The Studio 2, with 180m2
- Ground floor, space with 1000m2 with different independent rooms
- First floor with 1000m2 with hall hall, backstage and main room for 350 people.
Over the next few months we will be adding more spaces to this list, but in this post we wanted to list the best venues for events in Madrid 2019/2020, based on their uniqueness and differential characteristics. The year 2020 presents itself as a year with good prospects for the events sector, and this list of the best venues for organising events in Madrid is sure to fall short, which is why we will make it easier for you to increase your search for the offer of the capital of Spain. As you could see, we have not included any Hotel, of the many that there are in the capital, with spaces dedicated to events, but the reason for the non-inclusion, is that really there are not great differences between some spaces and others, beyond the services that the own hotel group can facilitate to the organizers of events. However, in subsequent updates, we will add the main hotel spaces with spaces dedicated to the events sector and increase this list of the best venues for events in Madrid 2019/2020..