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Barceló Theater 7

The Barceló Theater


Asset of Cultural Interest in the category of Monument

Built in the 30s under the design of the architect Luis Gutiérrez Soto and symbol of the Movida Madrileña, the Barceló Theater It is one of the most outstanding examples of the Madrid rationalist architecture. Witness to Madrid's social and leisure customs, the building was conceived as a cinema, later converted into a theater and finally into a nightclub in the 80s, a use that continues today.

Representative example of the first attempts to assimilate European avant-garde architecture in Spain by one of the prominent members of the Generation of 1925 and a fundamental architect to understand the history of Madrid architecture of the XNUMXth century. With his peculiar style, Gutiérrez Soto managed to make the building become a faithful reflection of the society's fascination with modern life at the time.

The good use of space stands out, the curved chamfer finish with a tower, as well as the volumetric richness provided by the lateral projecting bodies. Likewise, the simple but effective combination of materials and the correct meeting with the neighboring buildings are values ​​that justify its declaration as an Asset of Cultural Interest in the Monument category.