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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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Interesting building

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Worth seeing at least for the interesting architecture. First and last floor are free to visit, whereas exhibitions have to be paid for (except for special days).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Architecturally interesting conversion of former power plant, vertical living wall, not the most visually attractive but it does have small shrubs and trees so much better than a plain brick wall.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Compared to other buildings that feature live plants as a main feature of the design, this one is small and not that impressive, but it's still nice...worth a quick stop if you are in the area, but not a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I personally prefer the Reina Sofia Museum, because is better located and the art inside is incredible, but my second favorite museum is this one.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visiting the Caixa Forum was a short and sweet experience. Viewing the building from outside is a sight for sore eyes in itself, especially for those delighted by unique architectural design. Once you are inside, it offers a nice spread of exhibitions to different tastes and highlighting different cultures. During my visit I was fortunate to enjoy a Roman-Greek sculpture... 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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