vertical gardenCaixaforum Madrid

Location:

Paseo del Prado, 36

Tel: 913-307-300

Web: http://obrasocial.lacaixa.es/

Check the website for current art exhibits.

Hours: Seven days a week, from 10 am to 8 pm.

The Caixaforum Madrid is a new social and cultural center that has many art exhibitions throughout the year and admission is free to visitors. It occupies the renovated Mediodia Electrical Power Station, having been completely redesigned by the Herzog and De Mueron Studio. The building has 10,000 square meters of space, distributed over 7 floors. There is also a restaurant-cafeteria in the building.

There is a vertical garden outside that is the work of the French botanist Patrick Blanc, and this is the first one in Spain. The garden measures 24 meters high and has 460 square meters of garden, with 15,000 plants of 250 different species. This is truly a unique work of art.

La Caixa is a very large bank and the Caixaforum Madrid is a way to channel its social and cultural outreach projects. The activities it schedules combine popularising art with the discovery of the most up-to-date questions in art, music and thought.