The CaixaForum Madrid is an art exhibition space sponsored by the La Caixa Foundation.
They’ve withstood all criticism and worries about keeping their amazing outdoor vertical garden green and lush despite Madrid’s sunny disposition. Designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc, this wall of green has 15.000 plants of 250 species covering a 460 m2 wall in the square in front of The CaixaForum.
The building itself was an old electrical plant, built in 1899 that has been reconstructed to be a funky rust-colored modern eye-catcher alongside classical beauties like the Prado and the Thyssen museums.
Inside you’ll find a permanent collection, several temporary exhibits, a café, a lounge area with a view of the garden and Paseo del Prado, and a bookstore. Some of the temporary shows now charge € 3 for entry.