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CaixaForum Madrid Tours and Activities

CaixaForum Madrid
One of Madrid’s most innovative works of architecture, the angular exterior of the CaixaForum is so spectacular you might be tempted not to bother going inside. The cultural center and art exhibition space is housed in the former 19th-century ‘Central Eléctrica del Mediodía’ power plant, a restored industrial building that has taken on a new life in the hands of boundary-pushing Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. Standing in stark contrast to its surroundings in the historic center of Madrid, the CaixaForum seamlessly blends old and new elements to create its striking brick and cast iron façade. The real highlight though, is the peculiar yet brilliant outdoor vertical garden. A living expanse of greenery climbing up a 460-meter square wall at the front of the building, the garden is an impressive feat of landscaping and gravity, featuring over 250 different plant species.

Inaugurated in 2008, the CaixaForum now hosts a series of art exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and workshops spread over 7 floors. Among the highlights are a permanent collection featuring works by artists like Cindy Sherman, Anselm Kiefer, Roni Horn and Sigmar Polke; a 5-floor spiral staircase winding through the center of the building; a colorful boutique design shop on the first floor; and the quirky ‘underground’ space created by lifting the original building of its base.

Practical Info

Transit: Trains: Atocha Line1; C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, C8 and C10, with stops at Atocha Station. Bus 10, 14, 27, 34, 37 and 45, stops at Paseo del Prado. Lines 26, 32 & 6, stops at Atocha St.
Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Hours: Open Mon-Sun 10am - 8pm. Closed Dec 25, Jan 1st and 6th.
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An alternative view of Madrid. A half day experience.

An alternative view of Madrid. A half day experience.

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As the title says that tour is an alternative view of Madrid. By participating in this tour you will have the opportunity to discover the origins of the city. And when we say origins we mean a trip back in time when tribes used to be located in the area, then the Arabic period, the Cristian reconquer of the city and obviously the royal past and present. By choosing this tour you will understand the elements that make this city such a unique destination. If you need a tour to give you a perfect overview of Madrid then the alternative view of Madrid is a perfect choice.
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  • 4 hours
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$83.40
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Essential Madrid Bike Tour

Essential Madrid Bike Tour

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Embark on a comprehensive guided tour of Madrid, traveling like the locals do: on a bike. With a guide leading the pack to point out the sights and provide directions, you can focus on pedaling and taking in the scenery. Pass most of the city's key historical, cultural, and architectural landmarks while listening to in-depth guided commentary. Cycle along the Manzanares River, down Calle del Toledo, and through Plaza de Puerta Cerrada, among other important spots.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.04
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Retiro park and Literary Quarter by bike

Retiro park and Literary Quarter by bike

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Delve into Spanish history with this bicycle tour of Retiro Park and the Literary Quarter. Pedal through some of the most charming parts of the city while learning about everything from the Spanish Inquisition to the Golden Age of Spanish Literature.
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  • 2 hours
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Madrid Fun and Sightseeing Ebike tour 3 hours Basic fundamental tour of Madrid

Madrid Fun and Sightseeing Ebike tour 3 hours Basic fundamental tour of Madrid

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3 hours on a Bike to get into the historical essence of Madrid! Know on the spot the evolution of the most powerful empire in the XV and XVI century, and visit the places where the Visigoth culture still remains; all this on one of the means of transportation that is spreading the most nowadays: Bicycles (electric or regular).
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  • 3 hours
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What are CaixaForum Madrid hours of operation?
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CaixaForum Madrid hours of operation: Open Mon-Sun 10am - 8pm. Closed Dec 25, Jan 1st and 6th.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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