A visit to CaixaForum

By | 2 September, 2014 | 0 comments

caixaforum madridInaugurated in 2008, CaixaForum has since become a fundamental element in the Paseo del arte, which is made up by the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía Museums. Its access is no longer for free except for the clients of laCaixa, the bank who owns it, but for 4 euros you can see its different exhibitions. Let’s see what they offer for the end of this summer.

Among the different programmed temporary exhibitions is Mediterranean. From Myth to Reason, which travels to the first millennium before Christ to discover the cultural roots of our civilization. The relationship between men and gods, the organisation of cities around the agora and the scientific and philosophical advances forged the basis of the Greco-Roman world. The exhibition is on until January 5th 2015.

Another of the exhibitions is Le Corbusier, an atlas of modern landscapes, and it is dedicated to this important architect in the history of the 20th century, the father of rationalism. A total of 200 works make up the exhibition, which includes mock-ups, paintings, plans, photographs, audiovisuals and even the reconstruction of four interiors created by Le Corbusier. Also, the visitor can sensitively discover the work of this architect thanks to the exhibition of interiors of Maison Blanche, the unit rooms (those cell-houses) in Marseille or the hut of Roquebrune-Cap, where Le Corbusier spent the last few days of his life.

The third proposal is the exhibition Inventions, ideas that change lives, in which they show some of the most revolutionary inventions that aim to improve the lifestyle of the most impoverished places on Earth. An example is the portable incubator for Embrace children, which has allowed to save the life of children who are born 8 weeks before they were due in countries like India. There is also the Hippo Water Roller, a water container that allows to be transported by rolling it on the floor instead of being loaded on the shoulders or on the head, an invention which has improved the lifestyle of many African women, who are those who traditionally transport water in ways that are highly damaging to their health. You can see the exhibition until October 26th.

Our international hostel in Madrid is located on Calle Huertas, less than a mile away from CaixaForum, which makes it one of the closest options to enjoy the museums in Madrid. Why don’t you come and discover it?

Categories: Madrid Cultura, Madrid Turismo

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