Centro Cultural Casa de Vacas
From a livestock station to a municipal cultural facility
Located in El Reservado, a spot segregated from the Buen Retiro Gardens for its exclusive royal use by King Fernando VII, the Casa de Vacas was designed by the architect Isidro Velázquez and intended to house a dairy and a milking shed for the royal family. Over the years, this space would eventually be used as an events venue, a function that it assumed in the 20th century until a fire brought its activity to a halt. The Madrid City Council, its owner, rebuilt it for its use as a cultural space, consisting of a theatre and exhibition halls in permanent use.