This initiative involves opening a second stage of life for the prison, originally completed in 1927, and that during the early Franco period had overflowed its capacity to accommodate 4,000 inmates. This prison had been left empty in 1991 after the construction of a new, more modern centre. In 1998, the idea of transforming it into a museum arose. Today, almost 20 years later and with a budget of 27 million, this impossible dream of remodelling, design and cultural destiny finally opens up.







The museum is destined to accommodate an enormous collection of Iberian art pieces, a culture that gave a name to our peninsula and that left us an intangible legacy present in many aspects of our daily life, customs, gastronomy and language. In addition, it hosts an essential fund for the study of this society, which allows us to delve into the role that women had in an eminently matriarchal structure.







The woman, in the Iberian culture, was considered a deity and a fundamental piece in the gearing of the group's own structure. However, her role has often been hidden in the showings present today in various exhibition halls. The title of this inaugural exhibition aims to vindicate this essential role and offer a vision closer to the cultural reality of our ancestors.







40% of the pieces included in this exhibition had not been exposed ever before. It is a unique opportunity to get closer to know our history a little more, in a venue of 11,152 m2 that will devote 2,500 m2 to its permanent collection. And this is just the beginning. By 2018, several thematic cycles have already been programmed with conferences, children's workshops, temporary exhibitions ... A second opportunity very well exploited.


Have you ever noticed the magnificent space that is the Galería de Cristal of Palacio de Cibeles in broad daylight? Did you walk through Art Madrid'24 under the huge glass dome? Do you remember that painting that caught your attention and you couldn't take a picture of it because you didn't want to miss anything of the fair? Would you like to spend 5 minutes in front of that amazing sculpture again? Well, you can do all this and more thanks to our 360º VIRTUAL VISIT!

We invite you to enjoy the experience of living ART MADRID'24 with our 360º VIRTUAL TOUR. Move around every corner of the fair, recover those works of art that you didn't have time to enjoy and discover an art fair in broad daylight from the proximity of a click.

Thanks to COKE RIERA STUDIO and PANOTOUR technology, we bring you the fair in detail. With more than 4,100 photos taken at strategic points of the fair, we offer you a complete panoramic view of our space and the possibility to access each of the participating galleries, get close to the works, admire the height of the glass dome and even get closer to the spaces that surely you have not been able to discover in detail.

We love to share this immersive experience with you. So the BEST OF ALL will be for you to TRY IT and SHARE IT!