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Caixa Forum

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Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid, Spain
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+34 913 30 73 00
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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Between the Prado and Atocha Train Station there are several museums, all with their own focus. Caixa Forum is one of those hidden gems among the big rocks. It has a distinctive... read more

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GREEN BAY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Between the Prado and Atocha Train Station there are several museums, all with their own focus. Caixa Forum is one of those hidden gems among the big rocks. It has a distinctive building design which includes a brick and metal facade elevated above the ground floor and a living wall on the south end. A good supplement to one of... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like many folks we found this museum while planning our route to the Reina Sofia. We were ready for some photography after days of looking at paintings at Madrid's other lovely museums. The layout of this museum is concise and manageable. It's a great way to spend an hour or two without being overwhelmed by trying to take in too... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent many afternoons playing around with my son in the plaza underneath the museum. It is a great place to hang around, you can stay for a while after you visit the museum. The museum is not that big, so you can take 1-2 hours to visit, after that you can walk around to Barrio de las Letras and... More 

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across this in route to the Reina Sofia... The building is beautiful and the work being exhibited can only be described as "wow". Well worth a visit. I was pleasantly surprised to see there was an exhibition on by Philippe Halsman. I left feeling very inspired 👌🏻

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Faro
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building is a fantastic take on renovation. As the facade had to be preserved so now it floats under a new plaza that was "made" under it. The Halsman exhibition is a must do. Lighting is not perfect though. Worth to see for the building alone.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The building and the atmosphere is the real hero here. From the noisy (gorgeously noisy) fountain under the entrance to the top floor restaurant via the fabulous curving steel staircase to the foyer, it's just gorgeous. That's not even taking that vertical garden into account. There's a great children's room with a dedicated staff member to introduce them to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is as stunning as the work inside it. A great showpiece of contemporary architecture. The current exhibit of Philippe Halsman photographs is a great deal of fun. You are bound to find a face or two you'll recognize. Pleasantly surprised by the work of Christina Garcia Rodero, whose photographs of people in rural India. Colorful, insightful and powerful.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2017 via mobile

The Philip Harman exhibition was great in a fantastic building. However the kids bit was closed and we were not forewarned.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

This architectural Masterpiece by Herzog and De Neuron is an incredible sighting. You can easily mistake it to be and old factory if it wasn't because it floats! The design is so clever that you'll find it even scary to go under it to enter.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

For me it is difficult to value appropiate three paintings of plain black, blue and red. Maybe I am too primitive, or simply critic. Too much people, also.

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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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