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CaixaForum, Barcelona

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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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  • The CaixaForum is one of the most dynamic cultural centers of Barcelona, which already is to say in this cosmopolitan city. Usually has three or four exhibitions temporary at once (last three or four months each) and also offer cycles of cinema, theatre, concerts, festivals in the summer and a number of workshops for children from the most creative. In addition, you can visit the building in Yes, an old modernist factory, that is only for uploading to their terraces already worth the visit. Activities prices are almost laughable (from 2€ to €6) and free (or 50% discount) for customers of the entity. It is my place of header in Barcelona for "cultural" outputs (my 7 girl prefers their workshops to a chiquipark), and a fixed when visitors arrive and took them to get to know the city.
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  • Don't know to do a Saturday afternoon, you see the caixa forum and enjoy some of his exhibitions. There are several rooms 5 or 6 I think, so make quite sure that you will find something that interests you, be it photography, painting, sculpture, etc... Simply building it is nice to see.
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  • The building itself is an architectural gem that is already worth the visit. Since the crisis, gives the impression that has lowered the level of everything what offer, at the same time that charge entrance.
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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!