Caixa Forum: more than a museum

January 6, 2017 #Museums

CaixaForum Madrid is a sociocultural centre which opens its doors to ancient, modern and contemporary art, family and educational workshops, multimedia art, music and poetry festivals and social conferences and debates; society and culture in the heart of Madrid.

It’s one of the icons of our city, located at Paseo del Prado, near the three major museums of the Art Walk, the Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía. CaixaForum has restored the old Mediodía Power Station, a masterpiece of industrial architecture in the heart of the city's old town. The renovation was carried out by the Herzog & De Meuron architectural studio. It has Spain's first vertical garde and it appears to be “floating”. CaixaForum has more than 2,000 m2 for use as exhibition halls, an auditorium with 322 seats, conservation and restoration workshops, a media library, several multiple-use rooms for lectures and other activities, and a store-room for works of art. An ample lobby, a cafeteria, a shop-bookshop and a restaurant are also available for visitors. These are some of the activities you will find at CaixaForum Madrid.