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Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #38 of 434 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A postmodern art gallery, it also exhibits retrospectives of artists from earlier time periods.
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this museum and what a bargain for only 4 euros. I have to admit I spent most of my time in the Pixar section as didn't really care for the architecture section. The museum is in a beautiful building with vertical garden on the side. I would thoroughly recommend going here on a weekday rather than weekend as... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This gallery / museum with fascinating vertical garden is a must for those that want to see something either different or on occasion challenging

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Bowral, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Not being a huge fan of modern architecture I surprised myself at how interesting I found this converted ex-power station. I spent some time there and poked around the whole place. The central stairway is clever with its trick of perspective and the auditorium on level 1 or/and 2 (?) is very innovative and attractive; the cafeteria on the top... More

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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We were excited to see the Caixaforum in Madrid because of the architecture of the museum itself, and one of the two exhibits advertised for May. Unfortunately, only one of the two, a Pixar exhibit was open despite the signage at the museum. Since we weren't particularly interested in the Pixar exhibit our money was wasted. We found out, after... More

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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Different exhibitions, small entrance fee, next to the other museums and other art places. Cofee bar worth to visit, vertical garden has grown a lot each time I go there!

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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This is a wonderful space across the street from the Prado and on the way to the Reina Sofia. It used to be totally free but now they charge 4 euros to enter exhibits. It is totally worth it! The PIxar was fabulous, and not just for kids. It was a very keen analysis of the labor that produces such... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

On my visit was a less interesting American Pixar show but would be great for kids... Nice exhibition of b/w photos by Salvador.... Gallery itself is a work of art Good value but make sure what's on is what you'd like to see

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Bogota, Colombia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This was so much more enjoyable for me than the Reina Sofia. The whole museum delights the eyes and the spaces are ideal for exhibiting art. Plus it's small enough so you don't get overwhelmed like some of the other museums in town. The Salgado photos were mesmerizing and the Pixar exhibit was simply fun and informative. Be aware that... More

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Moscow, Idaho
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The building alone is worth a visit. It appears to float over the street and the perforated rusted metal screen and live wall make it a very interesting building in Madrid. The white inside stairwell is very space age-looking. We enjoyed the Pixar exhibit and the Salgado photography exhibit very much and my kids want to return again soon. The... More

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Madrid, Spain
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3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Had a pretty good experience at the museum. Main attraction was the Pixar exhibition, but with the day I went (Sunday) being on a weekend, it was packed with parents and their kids. Besides this, what really caught my attention was the Genesis exhibition by Sebastiago Salgado. It was quite something, as it portrayed pictures of nature as untouched by... More

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