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Address: Paseo del Prado, 36, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 913 30 73 00
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10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A postmodern art gallery, it also exhibits retrospectives of artists from...

A postmodern art gallery, it also exhibits retrospectives of artists from earlier time periods.

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Stunning architecture and exhibitions

The building is as stunning as the work inside it. A great showpiece of contemporary architecture. The current exhibit of Philippe Halsman photographs is a great deal of fun. You... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Peekassoh
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Vancouver,B.C
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Vancouver,B.C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building is as stunning as the work inside it. A great showpiece of contemporary architecture. The current exhibit of Philippe Halsman photographs is a great deal of fun. You are bound to find a face or two you'll recognize. Pleasantly surprised by the work of Christina Garcia Rodero, whose photographs of people in rural India. Colorful, insightful and powerful.... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Philip Harman exhibition was great in a fantastic building. However the kids bit was closed and we were not forewarned.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This architectural Masterpiece by Herzog and De Neuron is an incredible sighting. You can easily mistake it to be and old factory if it wasn't because it floats! The design is so clever that you'll find it even scary to go under it to enter.

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Madrid
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For me it is difficult to value appropiate three paintings of plain black, blue and red. Maybe I am too primitive, or simply critic. Too much people, also.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived, the bus rode past the Forum and there were workers adding more green to the wall, it is very pretty as there is not much green to see in the winter in Madrid. Worth seeing

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Wroclaw, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

It was a very good idea to make a garden on the wall. Looks fantastic in a sunny day. U can seat there with a cup of coffee and relax

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West Hartlepool
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Very nice building and a great show. The shop had a great choice of art for sale and some really interesting exhibits.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

You can enter the building without paying but will have to pay to see the exhibitions. Go to the top floor for the best view down the staircase. Cafeteria was OK but not too welcoming. Check out the living wall on the outside of the building

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Small exhibitions. Well designed. The lightning could be better. The shop and caferia deserve a visit.

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Holywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This gallery sometimes features fantastic exhibitions so you should check out their website before you visit Madrid. The location is within the museum triangle so not out of the way but probably doesn't feature prominently on tourist trails. I had the good fortune to be there when they exhibited paintings by some of the most famous artists in the world... More 

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Paseo del Prado
The area around the elegant Paseo del Prado boulevard is much-visited by both locals and tourists. The world-famous Prado, the Reina Sofia, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums form a triangle of art and culture that spans this grand and beautiful avenue. On weekdays, the Prado Museum opens its doors for free after-work hours, drawing a diverse and excited queue of art lovers that wraps around the block. Palacio de Cibeles and Círculo de Bellas Artes cultural centers are other artsy hangouts to check out, with rooftop bars that provide impressive views of the city. While the Paseo del Prado and its roundabouts form a busy throughway in Madrid, a broad green pedestrian park in the middle is a calm and gorgeous place for a relaxing stroll. Just east of the museums, the Retiro Park is always a confluence of activity as families and friends of all ages take to the pretty paths and lawns to stretch their legs or to have a picnic.
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