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Contact details

Calle de Alcalá 42 (Esq. C/ del Marqués de Casa Riera, 2)
28014  Madrid  (Madrid)
Tel.:+34 913605400


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This impressive building in the Calle de Alcalá was designed by the architect Antonio Palacios and offers a prime example of Madrid's cultural life. Work on the building began in 1921, and it opened in 1926. It has a rectangular floor plan with a façade tending towards a pyramidal shape. Its distinctive ornamentation features sculptures of the goddess Minerva among others, as well as reliefs and painted decoration. The building stands 48 metres high and its spectacular interior contains exhibition rooms, a library, a beautiful lounge/dining room, in addition to a dance hall and the Sala de Columnas (Hall of Columns) function room.

Public building

Artistic period:

Historic period:
20th Century

Practical information


From Tuesday to Saturday
From 11:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 21:00

Public holidays
From 11:00 to 14:00
Closing days: Monday


Admission to the building and the café-restaurant: €1

Admission to the exhibition rooms (Tuesday to Sunday) and the café-restaurant: €3

Admission to the CBA roof (Monday to Sunday) and the café-restaurant: €3

Combined admission. Admission to the CBA roof (Monday to Sunday), the exhibition rooms (Tuesday to Sunday) and the café-restaurant: 4 €


Cafe , Exhibition rooms, Library


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