Skip to main content

Madrid, the Muse of Literature

This exhibition, part of the Literature Space, explores Madrid's role in literature.

Until 30 June 2024

Mondays to Fridays from 11am to 8pm

Saturdays from noon to 8pm

Sundays from noon to 6pm

Closed on Mondays.

*Visitors must vacate the exhibition 15 minutes before the centre closes


Free admission until full capacity is reached.


Reduced mobility

Accesibility icons provided by Teatro Accesible

From 15 April, Serrería Belga (The Belgian Sawmill) invites the public to visit the ‘Literature Space’ (Espacio Letras), an exhibition project that explores literature as a place of encounter and Madrid's active role in literature in general and in the literary works associated with the city in particular.

While it is true that many cities have literary reminiscences, in few are they as tangible as in Madrid's Barrio de las Letras (Literary Quarter). A leisurely stroll through its streets will reveal traces not only of Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega, but also of 19th and 20th century writers such as Benito Pérez Galdós, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Federico García Lorca and Valle-Inclán. This space is therefore intended as a token of gratitude and a tribute from the city to all the men and women of letters who have made it their muse.

The first exhibition in the "Literature Space" is "Madrid, the Muse of Literature" in which visitors can see how Madrid takes on the form of six important books in which the city and what famous writers have said and written about it are the protagonists.