About the Museum
CaixaForum Madrid is a sociocultural centre which presents ancient art, modern and contemporary art, music and poetry festivals, multimedia art, debates on current affairs, social conferences and family and educational workshops. Its premises, on Paseo del Prado, near the three major museums of Madrid's Art Walk: the Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía, are one of the new icons of Madrid. The renovation of the building that housed the old Mediodía electric power station was carried out by the Herzog & De Meuron architectural studio and has two characteristics that make it easily recognisable: its vertical garden and its apparent state of "levitation."
With over 2,000 square meters of space, encompassing exhibition halls, an auditorium, a café, a shop/bookstore and a restaurant, CaixaForum is a must-visit cultural destination in Madrid.
(Photo: Wikimedia Commons: Luis García)