Vistalegre Palace: Music, Shopping, Toros & Much More…

By | 8 August, 2011 | 0 comments

El Palacio de Vistalegre or Vistalegre Palace stands now on the same spot of an old bullfighting ring that was demolished in 1995. The bullfighting history in this part of Madrid, Carabanchel, goes back to the 18th century, when many “novilleros” or bullfighters had the first encounters with the horned animals here. Nowadays the new multi-use space also holds some bullfighting shows from time to time,  however, the new Palacio de Vistalegre has evolved with the times and offers a wide variety of leisure activities.

To start with, if you want to come to Carabanchel you can use the public transport system, or simply drive and park in one of the 2,000 parking spaces that the building has under its feet. You can also do your last minute holiday shopping there, even in summer the area will stay perfectly cool as it is a covered shopping centre with capacity for 15,000 people.

Besides the bullfighting, Palacio de Vistalegre is also home to some other sports events, like basketball, the team Estudiantes plays there sometimes when they can use el Palacio de los Deportes.

Music also has a great space in this fantastic palace, on 22nd October 2011 the Spanish Heavy Metal band Barón Rojo the Red Baron, named after the WWI German hero, will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a live performance in the Palacio de Vistalegre.

Ticket price will be 27 Euros, or 20 Euros for under 18s. Doors will open at 19.30 but the main act won’t start until 20.30.

Barón Rojo is also shooting a movie to celebrate their 30th anniversary, so if you are a fan of Spanish Heavy Metal, don’t miss it!

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