CaixaForum Madrid Madrid

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Here’s a fun fact – teachers can enter most museums and galleries in Spain for free! Just take some proof of your profession. Don’t feel sad if you’re not a teacher though – you can visit most bits of the wonderful CaixaForum Madrid for free, and special exhibitions only cost 6€.

I love this space so much. The building is gorgeous, with its living wall and architectural fields of matte aluminium and fountains framing the half-traditional brick, half-modernistic rusty pierced-copper-clad building. The inside features a monumental white stairwell, a cafe on the top floor with views seen through the pierced metal cladding and a really exceptional gift shop on the first floor packed with desirable items.

This centre is a good alternative to the nearby, more touristy Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums (also free for teachers!) It’s beautiful, cool, cheap and well-placed over the road from Madrid’s botanical garden. It’s also quite small, so if you don’t have much time, it’s the perfect size.

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Andrea from Madrid

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Address

Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid

Telephone number

+34913307300

Opening Times

Mon - Sun 10:00 - 20:00

Price

Exhibition: € 6

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