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Caixa Forum, Madrid

A private museum of contemporary art and culture that is particularly well-known for the 'vertical garden' by Patrick Blanc installed on a wall in front of the museum, as well as the quite special architecture of the building itself.

A private museum of contemporary art and culture that is particularly well-known for the 'vertical garden' by Patrick Blanc installed on a wall in front of the museum, as well as the quite special architecture of the building itself. The vertical garden can be seen from the street outside, just a block south of the Thyssen-Bornemisza and across from the Prado. Inside the museum has free exhibitions and functions.


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About Caixa Forum

 Paseo de Prado, 36

 +34 913 30 73

 obrasocial.lacaixa.es

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