For a while now, there has been an exhibition at the Arte Canal Exhibition Centre in Madrid. This exhibition is about Auschwitz and the second world war. When you arrive at the Exhibition Centre you immediately see a wagon, this wagon was used to transport people to camps like Auschwitz.
Auschwitz was the largest concentration/death camp of the Nazi’s in the Second World War. More than 1.100.00 were killed here. The history of these horrors serve as a universal warning of the dangers that can happen in the world. At the exhibition you can see over 600 original objects like the barbed-wire fences the victims had to live behind. It is the first time in history that there is an exhibition this big about Auschwitz.
The best way to feel and to understand the dreadful actions that have taken place here is to – of course – pay a visit to the camp in Poland. But since that is not possible for everyone, this exhibition co-produced by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, is travelling to the worlds mayor cities to show this collection of great historic and human value.
At this exhibition, with a recommended time to spend there of 2-3 hours, you will follow a timeline of the Second World War. Since there is a possibility of listening to a guided audio tour (which I definitely recommend) you can hear all about authentic stories of survivors and while you listen you can take a look at the objects that are exhibited.
Opening hours are Monday to Sunday from 10:00 until 20:00. Make sure you are on time, to make the most out of this exhibition.
Tickets to this exceptional exhibition can be required trough the link below, or directly at the ticket office at the entrance of the exhibition.
You can choose between a guided or a non-guided audio tour.
A student discount is available.
How do you get there?
Address: Centro de Exposiciones Arte Canal
(Arte Canal Exhibition Center)
Paseo de la Castellana, 214
Metro station: Plaza Castilla Station, lines 1, 9 and 10.
Bus: Lines 5, 27, 42, 49, 66, 70, 80, 107, 124, 129, 134, 135, 147, 149, 173, 174, 176, 178
Suburban rail (Cercanías): Chamartín Station