Culture is an asset we want to bring to everyone.
To underline our commitment to photography, we have devoted space to this artistic discipline in our exhibition rooms on Calle Bárbara de Braganza, on the ‘Paseo del Arte’, the main museum thoroughfare of Madrid. This space is divided into two separate floors of 868 m2 where every year we organize four photography exhibitions of renowned masters and well-established contemporary photographers. The photography program did not start until 2008 with Walker Evans, since when our exhibition rooms have hosted such illustrious names as Lewis Hine, Lisette Model, Cartier-Bresson and Paul Strand, as well as photographers such as Fazak Sheikh, Ana Malagrida, Lynne Cohen and Stephen Shore.
Under the auspices of their collaboration agreement, Fundación MAPFRE and Fundación CNSE, the foundation for the elimination of communication barriers, continue to work closely together on actions to encourage the participation of deaf people in artistic and cultural activities.
One way in which we strive to strengthen these ties is by offering exhibition tours for the deaf and hard of hearing at our Recoletos and Bárbara de Braganza halls in Madrid.
All of these activities are free of charge and conducted for a maximum of 15 people. The group is accompanied by experienced specialist guides who have a voice amplifier so that they can also address the needs of people with some hearing. An official Spanish sign language interpreter from Fundación CNSE also assists with the tour, specifically to liaise between the group members and the guide. Tours last approximately one hour. To sign up for a tour for the deaf or hard of hearing, please call 91 602 52 21 at least 24 hours in advance.
At the Recoletos Hall we also offer sign language guides. These are portable multimedia devices equipped with a screen that plays a video in which a selection of the most prominent works in the exhibition are explained using sign language and subtitles.
These guides can be requested free of charge at the audio guide desk.
The hall at Bárbara de Braganza 13 comprises two floors: floor 0 and floor -1.
The disabled entranceis a double-leaf door, 1.80 m wide, permitting easy access for all wheelchairs.
On Floor 0 there is an adapted bathroom, indicated with the International Symbol of Access (ISA), for the exclusive use of people with a disability.
We strive continuously to make our halls as accessible as possible!
¡Seguimos trabajando para que nuestras salas sean lo más accesible posibles!
The Culture Area of Fundación MAPFRE is committed to ensuring greater accessibility to our activities. Fundación ONCE (National Organization of the Blind in Spain) has been working with us since 2010, helping us to improve the accessibility of our exhibitions and providing us with editions in Braille.
The audio guides with audio descriptions, available from the audio guide service at the Recoletos Hall and in all of our exhibition halls through the app, consist of a script and production specifically created for the blind and partially sighted. The aim is to provide as much autonomy as possible at our venues and to use description techniques to transform the images into sound explanations.
Duly accredited guide dogs and assistance dogs are allowed in our halls.
HOW TO REACH
Buses: 5 - 14 - 27 - 40 - 120 - 147– 150
Line 4 (Colón)
Suburban railway: C-2, C-7, C-8 y C-10
General admissions: €3 per person.
Free entry Mondays from 2 pm to 8 pm!
Calle Bárbara de Braganza, 13