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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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Two so different Exhibitions June 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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

True, it doesn't clearly say where the actual entrance is, one easily passes by and only gets a view of the hanging, vertical garden on the wall and some small waterworks, but once you find the entrance and step inside it feels like another dimension. Stainless steel walls and superb staircase which brings you to the first floor where the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Such an unusual building. Really interesting to walk around. Loved the vertical garden outside - very impressive. Not a must see but if you have spare time or you are in the area then it is a lovely place to wander round.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The Animals and Pharaohs Exhibition was quite good and showed how animals were depicted in the ancient Egypt as part of their art. The explanations were quite good and explained how each animal represented some idea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you are looking for something different and have already seen the three big musts: Prado Museum, Tyssen Museum and Rehne Sophia Museum the Caixa Forum is a must. It has an exquisite gift-shop, where you can do all your gifts’ shopping, albeit their special designs are not cheap. The two unique staircases are fantastic. The exhibitions vary and are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

An architectural masterpiece designed by the Swiss Office. Really very interesting building with interesting exhibits in the museum. I recommend a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The main attraction of this building is the "vertical garden" on the wall outside but it wasn't blooming very much this March. The inside of the building is also lovely - you can see its previous history as a factory. While the exhibitions were good (two, both photography) they were very small, so you'd be in and out in under... More 

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Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 913-30-73-00
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Paseo del Prado
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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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