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Everyone's welcome at La Casa Encendida!

Getting here

 

Public transport

  • By Metro de Madrid: line 3, Embajadores and Lavapiés stations; line 1, Atocha station
  • Suburban rail: Embajadores and Atocha stations
  • By bus: lines 27, 34, 36, 41, 119, C1 and C2

By bicycle

  • BiciMad: stop 49

Opening hours

The centre
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 10 pm
Exhibition rooms are cleared at 9:45 pm

Library
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 9:15 pm
* Media Library and Office IT Room are closed from 1 to 16 August.

Kids Library
Tuesday to Friday: 10 am – 8:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 10 am – 1:30 pm

The Solidarity Ecoshop

  • Tuesday to Friday: 2 – 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm and 5 – 9 pm

Summer opening hours (July and August)

  • Tuesday to Friday: 2 – 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 3 pm and 5 – 10 pm
  • * Closed from Monday 7 until Tuesday 22 August.

The Café at La Casa
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 8:30 pm

The Café on the Terrace (July – September)
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Sunday: 5:30 – 7:30 pm (on September until 9.30 pm)

Volunteer information desk
Tuesday to Friday: 4 – 8 pm
* Closed July and August.

Prices

  • Exhibitions, talks and outings: free admission
  • Screenings and family sessions: 3 €
  • Concerts and performances: 5 €
  • Courses, workshops and camps: see individual prices

For festivals and other special activities the price may vary.

Ticket sales

  • Available at ticketea.com and at La Casa Encendida from 10 am to 9:45 pm
  • Registration for courses: available at lacasaencendida.es and at La Casa Encendida from 10 am to 9.30 pm

Guided tours

Guided tours and gallery hosts
Saturdays and Sundays
12 noon–2 pm and 5–8 pm
No advance booking required
Free

At Home in La Casa
Saturdays
12 noon
Guided tours of the exhibitions for families
Ages 6+
To book: hola@proyectochimenea.com
Free

Floor plans of the centre

Terrace
Second floor

Plano de la Planta 2

Red Inalámbrica en toda la planta

First floor

Plano de la Planta 1

Red Inalámbrica en toda la planta

Mezzanine

Plano de la Entreplanta

Ground floor

Plano de la Planta Baja

Basement floor

Plano de la Planta Sótano

Café

Café

The Café is a great spot to meet up and kick back at La Casa, but it's also a place for promoting and sharing sustainable, humanitarian values through cuisine.

Every day at lunchtime (including weekends) you can enjoy a set menu prepared with healthy, nutritious, high-quality products obtained from organic or fair trade agriculture. Some of these products, like the coffee, tea, sugar, milk and certain beers and wines can be purchased at The Solidarity Shop.

Our all-organic pastry is made by the Home Cake Association.

Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am – 8:30 pm

The Café on the Terrace (July - September)
Friday and Saturday: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Sunday: 5:30 – 7:30 pm (on September until 9.30 pm)

The Solidarity Ecoshop

The Solidarity Ecoshop

The Solidarity Ecoshop at La Casa Encendida, managed by Alianza por la Solidaridad, carries a variety of fair-trade, eco-friendly and locally made products. Its mission is to introduce consumers to new buying alternatives and help them understand how they are connected to solidarity and social and environmental justice. The shop offers products, talks and buying groups to raise collective awareness about sustainable consumption.

All products and experiences are designed around three pillars:

  1. Fair trade: commitment to cooperation and solidarity

    The Solidarity Ecoshop sells unprocessed food and beverages (coffee, tea, brown sugar, juices, etc.) produced in southern countries in accordance with fair trade standards. It also organises talks, meetings and workshops to familiarise people with the fair-trade initiatives of the NGO Alianza por la Solidaridad.

  2. Local organic food products: commitment to sustainability

    The Solidarity Ecoshop offers a new range of sustainable food products and experiences with the ultimate aim of changing our current food production system to make it more sustainable for the planet and fairer for farmers in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Every Thursday, members of the Buying Group of La Casa Encendida collect bushels of fresh, locally grown, organically cultivated vegetables from La Charquilla, a farm in the Fuenlabrada Agrarian Park just 30 kilometres outside of Madrid, and from the green community centre La Linde in the town of Leganés. As a member of the Buying Group of La Casa Encendida, you can benefit from wholesale prices by combining your personal shopping list with those of other group members to buy in bulk. To join our buying group, all you have to do is fill out the form available.

    Plus, you'll be able to visit different organic, sustainable agriculture initiatives near Madrid that shorten the distance between producers and consumers.

  3. Recovery and reuse: commitment to reducing the consumption of natural resources

    At the Solidarity Ecoshop you'll find exclusive merchandise made out of recycled materials from La Casa Encendida, as well as catalogues of the exhibitions held at the centre and publications on film cycles, performances and other projects. And to keep you well-informed, we carry a wide variety of books on topics related to environmentalism, cooperation, solidarity, education, organic foods, etc.

Publications: 2002 to 2009 (4.18 MB)

Publications: 2010 to 2015 (895 KB)

To purchase a catalogue from the Solidarity Shop at La Casa Encendida, please write to: tienda@solidaridad.org (shipping costs not included).

The Solidarity Ecoshop is supported by Asociación La Linde – Be-eco, a green community centre in Fuenlabrada that runs awareness-raising projects and brings together a variety of experts in training and dynamisation processes, outdoor sports and excursions, traditional knowledge, environmental education and other areas.

Opening hours of the Solidarity Ecoshop

  • Tuesday to Friday: 2 – 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 3 pm and 5 – 9 pm

Summer opening hours (July and August)

  • Tuesday to Friday: 2 – 9 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 12 – 3 pm and 5 – 10 pm
  • * Closed from Monday 7 until Tuesday 22 August.

Accessibility Policy

Since its founding, La Casa Encendida has been committed to achieving universal access in every possible area of activity (courses, workshops, concerts, screenings, resource centre, lectures, etc.) so that everyone can enjoy the services we offer.

La Casa Encendida complies with the applicable laws and regulations on accessibility in every legislative framework, with all obligations derived from permits, licences, etc., issued by official bodies, and with other commitments the centre has made.

La Casa Encendida has implemented and maintains a universal access management system to help us progress and continuously improve in this area. This system conforms to the requirements of standard UNE-170001.

Everyone at La Casa Encendida is expected to work towards achieving the management system's objectives in the specific tasks they are given and in the habitual performance of their professional duties whenever these involve aspects related to accessibility.

When evaluating potential new projects, we will consider their implications for universal access.

La Casa Encendida is an accessible facility certified to Universal Accessibility Standard UNE-170001

Access to facilities:

  • Spanish sign language
    La Casa Encendida will provide a Spanish sign language interpreter for talks/lectures lasting 2 hours or less. This service is offered free of charge to hearing-impaired participants who require it and must be requested in advance. For all other activities, participants who wish to have an interpreter are responsible for making their own arrangements and covering the cost of this service. In the case of workshops and courses, an independently hired interpreter may accompany the participant free of charge on request.
    In all cases, participants must request this service or inform La Casa Encendida of their intention to use an interpreter at least 5 business days in advance of the event (15 days in advance for courses and workshops).
  • Support staff or companions in courses and workshops
    La Casa Encendida guarantees free admission to its courses and workshops for the professional companions of disabled participants (including sign language interpreters). Participants are responsible for hiring such companions and covering any associated costs. If a participant wishes to bring a companion or support staff, this circumstance must be noted on the registration form and submitted to La Casa Encendida for evaluation at least 15 days before the activity begins.
  • Access to workshops for children
    In order to facilitate the integration of children with disabilities or special educational needs in our courses and workshops, all special circumstances must be specified on the registration form. La Casa Encendida must receive this information at least 15 days before the course or workshop begins in order to evaluate each case individually.
    For further information or to submit a request, please speak with the information desk staff at La Casa Encendida, call us on +34 902 43 03 22, or write to us at: lacasaencendida@montemadrid.es

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