CaixaForum Madrid is a museum and cultural center sponsored by LaCaixa, Spain’s third largest financial institution. The center was built between 2001 and 2007, having been designed by Swiss architects Herzog & Meuron. On the outside, visitors can see exposed bricks and oxidized cast-iron, contrasting with a magnificent vertical garden that covers a large wall.
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How to get to CaixaForum Madrid
CaixaForum Madrid is located at Paseo del Prado, 36, next to the Real Jardín Botánico and just a couple of minutes away from Museo del Prado. If you are using public transportation to get to the museum, you can take Line 1 of the metro and exit at Atocha. You can also take the bus, using lines 10, 14, 27, 34, 37, or 45, which stop at Paseo del Prado, or lines 6, 26, or 32, which stop at Calle de Atocha.
CaixaForum Madrid’s working hours
CaixaForum is open from Monday to Sunday (including holidays) from 10 am to 8 pm. There are special schedules for the 24th and 31st of December, as well as for the 5th of January, when the museum remains open only until 6 pm. The museum is closed on the 25th of December and January 1st and 6th.
Where to buy tickets for CaixaForum Madrid
You can either buy your tickets to CaixaForum on the site or you can buy them beforehand, online. It is very affordable to see the exhibits at this museum, which cost only 4€ per person. If you are a LaCaixa client, you can get in for free.
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Exhibits at CaixaForum Madrid
CaixaForum Madrid has hosted a number of fascinating exhibits in the past, such Philip Halsman. Sorpréndeme!, which featured pictures of a number of famous personalities, taken by one of the most important photographers of the twentieth century; Arte y cine. 120 años de intercambios, which showed visitors the influence that art and cinema have had on each other throughout the times; and Los pilares de Europa. La Edad Media en el British Museum, which featured the foreign museum’s collection of 260 objects from the Middle Ages. CaixaForum showcases different forms of art, from photography and sculpture to painting and video, so you can expect exciting new exhibits from this institution.
Activities at CaixaForum Madrid
As you can see, CaixaForum Madrid has plenty to offer its visitors, making it a great place to spend an afternoon with friends or family.
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