CaixaForum Madrid is a 21st century sociocultural centre which opens its doors to ancient, modern and contemporary art, music and poetry festivals, multimedia art, debates on current affairs, social conferences and family and educational workshops.
Its spectacular premises, in Paseo del Prado, near the three major museums of the Art Walk, the Prado, the Thyssen and the Reina Sofía, are one of the new icons of our city. The renovation of the building that housed the old Mediodía electric power station was carried out by the Herzog & De Meuron architectural studio and it has two characteristics that make it easily recognisable: its vertical garden and its apparent state of "levitation".
CaixaForum has an area of over 2,000 square metres, encompassing exhibition halls, an auditorium with seating for 322 people and various multipurpose conference rooms. A café, a shop/bookstore and a restaurant round out the centre’s amenities.
ACCESSIBLE FOR WHEELCHAIR USERS AND PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY
All spaces are accessible.
Wheelchairs are available for users (to acquire one, just head to the information desk in the foyer of CaixaForum. Access to this service is limited based on chair availability, and in order of request).
Accessible toilets on Floor 0 and in the café.
Places set aside in the Auditorium.
ACCESSIBLE FOR THE DEAF OR HEARING IMPAIRED
Prior registration is required for tours given in sign language (SL), by phoning 91 787 96 06 or emailing email@example.com.
Inductive loop in the Auditorium to improve hearing for people who use auditory prostheses (hearing aids, cochlear implants).
ACCESSIBLE FOR THE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Buttons with Braille labels in lifts.
Guide dogs and service dogs are permitted.
ACCESSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH MENTAL, INTELLECTUAL OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DISABILITIES
Educational workshops and guided tours of exhibitions and the building are adapted to ensure accessibility for people with mental, intellectual or psychological disabilities.
Prior registration is required, by phoning 91 787 96 06 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.