CaixaForum Museum is a socio-cultural center in Madrid, Spain, which opened to the public in 2008 in Paseo del Prado and exhibits a wide variety of historical art pieces. It was transformed from the old Melodia power station into a vertical garden with an illusionary state of levitation and a rusted covering, providing innovative architectural characteristics that easily distinguish the museum.

Among other events, the museum regularly hosts music and poetry festivals, philosophical and political debates, family and educational workshops and business conferences, as an imperative setting for the appreciation and preservation of art as well as accurate information.

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What are the highlights of the CaixaForum Museum in Madrid?

CaixaForum Museum includes a vast collection of traditional, modern and contemporary art, all created with many different types of mediums. Upon entering the museum, you are faced with a staircase that looks like a Gaudi piece in Barcelona. The entire structure’s restorative mix of industrial and upscale architecture beside these pieces makes it a one-of-a-kind sight.

In addition, its vertical gardens consist of over 15,000 plants from 250 species. Aside from the exhibitions, the museum also includes an auditorium for concerts and conferences, a bookstore, a cafe and a restaurant.

What else is good to know about the CaixaForum Museum in Madrid?

The exhibitions are always free to enter for La Caixa customers and on specific vacations for the public, with events for every season. To get to the museum, you can most easily take line 1 of the Estacion del Arte metro station or Cercanias from Madrid to Atocha. The bus lines 001, 6, 10, 14, 26, 27, 32, 34, 37, 45, E1 and C03 are all other ways to reach the museum.

CaixaForum Museum is close to the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Royal Observatory of Madrid, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, and the Prado Museum.

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CaixaForum Museum in Madrid

Location: P.º del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid, Spain

Open: Daily from 10 am to 8 am

Phone: +34 913 30 73 00