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Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 913-30-73-00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: 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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Caixa Forum....interesting exhibions of modern art

Caixa Forum have some pretty interesting exhibitions of modern art..it is well worth visiting their website to check their current and future events. It can get very crowded at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A most interesting museum but, to be quite truthful, I'm not certain I'd recommend heading to the CaixaForum unless you were right there in the neighbourhood, ie. not a special trip there. It is a lovely neighbourhood for walking and such but we ultimately decided not to pay the entrance fee for what we assumed were mediochre exhibits. This might... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We went to check out the CaixaForum. The graphic exhibition on Autism was showing which was free and the Moche art from Ancient Peru was on display.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Caixa Forum have some pretty interesting exhibitions of modern art..it is well worth visiting their website to check their current and future events. It can get very crowded at times with groups of visiting schoolchildren.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I love this museum, because they have really great exhibitions... and I just can't get over that garden wall :) If you are into art, then stop by the Caixa Forum when you're in the area... but don't overload yourself and visit before/after the Prado :)

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had passed this place on our hop on city tour so decided to have a look. There is a beautiful living wall and modern water feature outside and the two staircases inside are beautiful if you like modern art. You have to pay 4 euros to go into the exhibitions but can still visit the very modern cafe/restaurant on... More 

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Long Island, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This museum, which is located handily just about two blocks north of the Reina Sofia museum tends to focus on media arts (TV, film, etc.) and culture. Really interesting exhibits and a good cafeteria too. Given it's central location and quality I'm surprised it doesn't get more press here on Tripadvisor.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The Louvre in Paris have lent the most spectacular set of exhibits to this 4e exhibition of Egyptology of animals... though seeming to miss the sexual connotations... well worth seeing... the autism exhibition is for me both sad and funny but not very illuminating, but worth half an hour of your time... this exhibition space is always worth visit... you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This building is on one of the most beautiful avenues in the world Paseo del prado which itself is full of beautiful classical buildings and plazas. This particular building has a real 21st century industrial look with its rusted facade and vertical garden on one wall. Make dure you venture inside as thete are usually free exhibitions and to admire... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

You probably will or have already seen this place. It's facade is very geometric with a wall in it's "front lawn :) " covered in organically growing plants . Well the museum itself was just mind and heart moving for me. There was an exhibit on display about the displaced people from worn torn countries like West Africa, Sudan, Syria,... More 

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Upper Montclair, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went in on our last day in Madrid, intrigued by the architecture. The admission was cheap at $4E each. There were 3 very interesting exhibits: one of Egyptian artifact on loan from the Louvre and two photo exhibits. If your time permits, make it a stop on your itinerary.

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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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