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Caixa Forum

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Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 913 30 73 00
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

A postmodern art gallery, it also exhibits retrospectives of artists from...

A postmodern art gallery, it also exhibits retrospectives of artists from earlier time periods.

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Deceptively ordinary at first glance, but look closely and be amazed!

This community Art Gallery and Performance space is set back from the main road and can be missed if you are not alert. The garden wall is absolutely stunning and botanical... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sue J
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This community Art Gallery and Performance space is set back from the main road and can be missed if you are not alert. The garden wall is absolutely stunning and botanical archetecture at its best. There is an almost hidden water feature to the left at the back of the building, where the water runs smoothly over metal plates catching... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is fascinating, even if you don't want to see the exhibitions, you should walk past it and admire the vertical garden - it's opposite Prado and really close to Thyssen-Bornemizsa. I saw the Ramon Casas exhibition and enjoyed it, there were also some very interesting photos on the second floor. Check what's on before you visit and see... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this building in the mornings and enjoyed it a lot. The exhibition was well done, with explanations in Spanish and English, may be a little bit to stuffed, some art pieces requiere more space, a certain distance between them and the visitor. The different stores are connected with staircase or elevator. Handicapped people ore parents pushing a stroller... More 

Thank ValerieWu
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place always have something to offer so we cone here quite often, mostly for photo exhibitions. The building itself if nice too, and the orice is quite affordable, 3 ir 4 euros which usually is for more exhibitions. It might be free if you have certain youth card or are a client of caixa bank.

Thank Chris C
Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Caixa Forum is an excellent addition to the group of museums on the Paseo del Prado: the Thyssen, Prado, and Reina Sofía. The building is very interesting from an architectural point of view. We saw a fabulous and very comprehensive exhibition of the Catalonian modernist artist Ramón Casas, as well as a superb photography exhibit. The museum is to... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

there are free exhibits and ones for which you must pay a small fee. The two exhibits I saw were excellent! A Spanish painter and an American Photographer, neither of whom I had previously been aware of. I am now a fan of both. In addition, there is a good gift shop and it is a really interesting building. Next... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is worth visiting, regardless of the exhibitions, as it is so beautiful The floors and staircases are spectacular. The view from the restaurant is incredible. This restaurant also offers an excellent fixed price lunch. There is also a very good bookshop.

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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibitions here are always changing. When I visited there were 2 on photography and one featuring a Spanish impressionist. All were excellent and very well curated. Be sure to check out the interesting architecture and vertical garden.

Thank Zingle
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Between the Prado and Atocha Train Station there are several museums, all with their own focus. Caixa Forum is one of those hidden gems among the big rocks. It has a distinctive building design which includes a brick and metal facade elevated above the ground floor and a living wall on the south end. A good supplement to one of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like many folks we found this museum while planning our route to the Reina Sofia. We were ready for some photography after days of looking at paintings at Madrid's other lovely museums. The layout of this museum is concise and manageable. It's a great way to spend an hour or two without being overwhelmed by trying to take in too... More 

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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