Recinto Ferial or the IFEMA Madrid Fairgrounds is the largest exhibition complex in Spain, containing 13 halls, 85 rooms, 2 conventional halls, and outdoor areas available to host international and local events. Over the years, it has hosted hundreds of trade fairs, exhibitions, meetings, and third-party events and welcomed thousands of visitors to its premises. The venue is particularly well-known for the versatility of spaces it provides, allowing exhibitors to host everything from car shows to fashion catwalks.

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About IFEMA Madrid Fairgrounds

Seating plan
Popular events
  • The fairgrounds are largely divided into two sections - the North & South Convention Centers.
  • In the north access, the North Convention Center has 20 rooms, with 18 on the first floor and the remaining Colón and Neptuno rooms on the second floor, with large terraces.
  • The North Auditorium can accommodate 1100 patrons, while the multifunctional rooms can seat 100-480 and the other rooms provide space to hold 70-200 people. 
  • Near the South gate, the South Convention Center has an Auditorium that can host up to 600 patrons along with 20 other small rooms ideal for holding medium-format events.
  • The South Convention Center is closest to public transportation and houses several other modern rooms equipped to hold meetings, assemblies, and conventions. 
  • For large-scale events, the venue also has 13 halls with several rooms on their mezzanine floors, 2 catwalks large enough to accommodate 756 and 800 patrons each, and outdoor spaces that are often used for concerts, sporting events, and more.
  • The largest halls can seat up to 14,000 patrons while the smaller ones have a capacity of around 3000 seats.

Know before you go

Getting there
Tips & guidelines
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  • Address: Av. del Partenón, 5, Barajas, 28042 Madrid, Spain
  • Bus: Routes 73, 112, 122, and 828 service the area with stops near the venue. The closest stop is IFEMA Madrid, next to the entrance.
  • Metro: Madrid Trade Fair Metro station is located right next to the South entrance, and is well connected to the city through Line 8.
  • Taxi: North, South, and East entrances have a taxi rank inside the premises. There is a 3GBP fee for entry and exit facilities.
  • Train: If you’re traveling from outside the city, take the Cercanías (commuter trains) to Chamartín or Nuevos Ministerios and transfer to metro line 8 to reach the venue.
  • Recommended route: The metro is the quickest and cheapest way to reach the destination.

Frequently asked questions about IFEMA Madrid Fairgrounds

How old is the IFEMA Madrid Fairgrounds?

The Fairgrounds have been functional since 1991.

Where is the IFEMA Madrid Fairgrounds?

The IFEMA Madrid Fairgrounds is located close to the Madrid airport, at Av. del Partenón, 5, Barajas, 28042 Madrid, Spain.

What is the seating capacity of the Fairgrounds?

There are several auditoriums and halls across the venue with varying seating capacities. Check the show sheets to confirm where it is playing.

Is there a dress code?

The venue does not enforce any strict dress codes. Visitors are advised to carry a jacket as the campus is sunny and windy most days.

Do they have wheelchair-accessible seating?

Yes, please contact the staff at least 24 hours in advance to reserve your spot and avail assistance.

Do they have audio guides?

Yes, audio guides are available on request for all visitors.

Is there any age limit?

No, the venue does not have an age limit, however, please check the specific restrictions of the show you’re visiting for the recommended age.

Does the venue have cloakrooms?

Some pavilions may have cloakrooms depending on the production and availability. Check with support staff in advance to confirm before beginning large baggage. 

How far is it from the city center?

The venue is 30 minutes away from the city center by car and approximately 25 minutes away by metro.