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CaixaForum, Barcelona
(4.3/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
A contemporary museum and cultural arts center, CaixaForum presents an array of exhibits on ancient, modern, and contemporary art inside a formerly abandoned electrical station encased in oxidized cast iron. The permanent exhibit here explains the history and refurbishment of the museum, while the rotating exhibits--usually consisting of avant-garde and contemporary art--display painting, photography, video installations, and interactive works. Head up to the roof of the building for views of the neighboring Museum of Catalan Art. Arrange to visit CaixaForum and other attractions in Barcelona using our Barcelona itinerary maker.
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  • For art lovers, this space is a must. Very organized and beautiful. Works by several important artists are exposed.
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  • A building built pro the architect Puig i Cadafalch to a textile factory, it was later i Cavalry barracks finally the Obra Social "La Caixa" acquired for exposiiciones rooms. . currently exposed some works loaned by the very interesting Museo Tyssen Bornemisza. and you can not miss.
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  • Only to 5-2-2017, worth much if you like painting, of the 63 that have exposed all very significant for my three IRIS have siso exceptional, these three had only made the same journey by train to Barcelona from Sabadell-number 1, a CANALETTO (1697-1768) by name IL BUCINTORO, which was the ship Golden and Red using the Venetian Duce in the time-please look in detail cover the nava so minutely painted crowded which is impossible to brush whatsoever and however seen until the tie to the Knights. He always painted VENICE, I saw a Canaletto at the Metropolitan in New York in 1998 and it fascinated me like this today-2, a RUBENS (1577-1640) a Baroque ostentation, the work is titled PORTRAIT OF LADY YOUNG WITH a ROSARY, notably the dress, a kind of silver bodice that appears out of the picture, as in 3-D, and 3 a MEMLING (1435-1494) , a small work entitled it THE VASE, NATURE DEAD.-If you look at the wrinkles of the tablecloth that picks it up are UNIQUELY PAINTED.
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  • Wonderful exhibition of Cristina Garcia Rodero's photographic work ,centred around her travels in India.The characters portrayed were breathtaking in their colour and detail,bathing the viewer in a kaleidoscope of emotion and wonder.
  • If you have kids you have to go to this place as they will.enjoy this so much. Combination within nature and technology make you love this place. As well they have some days in the week little discovery films in 3D.
  • Exhibitions worth checking out! The building itself is already beautiful! You can enter and rest in its hall or terrace after a long walk. If you are in town right now, don't miss the impressionist exhibition 😛
  • We visited this after being at Poble Espanol. There was a fabulous Ming dynasty exhibition. There was also a modernism art exhibition - not really my thing. However with the Barcelona card it was free. Overall a good experience.
  • One of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona, especially at night as a back drop to the magic fountain. Unfortunately we didn't have time to go inside. Despite it being up an incline there are escalators to aid tired legs!