• Tabacalera - Spain

    Opening hours

    Tuesday to Friday: 12'00 to 20 ' 00 h. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays: 11'00 to 20 ' 00 h. Closed on Mondays



    Calle Embajadores 53 Madrid (España), Madrid

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    Institution type

    Art Center


    The building of the former tobacco factory of Ambassadors is publicly owned, and is under the Ministry of Culture, through the Department of Fine Arts (DGBA). Due to its characteristics, is historic, listed as a Cultural.
    The Tobacco Factory Madrid definitely was vacated in 2000, just after the privatization of the Tobacco / Altadis. The building was abandoned for ten years of progressive deterioration and no maintenance, ten years of intermittent struggles to open the building to a limited area of public spaces.
    In November 2007, the Cabinet approved an agreement which created the National Visual Arts Center (CNAV), whose headquarters would be in the Tabacalera. On July 29, 2008 seven teams of architects were invited by email to submit a proposal. In November 2009, the Culture Minister Cesar Antonio Molina, the media has chosen the project, along with their authors: Nieto and Sobejano. On 26 November the Council of Architects challenged the award procedure. On February 25, 2009 announcing new contest and finally the June 2, 2009 Nieto and Sobejano again be graced with the award of the project, this time with Ángeles González-Sinde as minister.

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