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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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  • Old factory modernist well restored. Normally free temporary exhibitions of the La Caixa Foundation.
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  • Exhibitions offered tend to be interesting, but if it were not the case the building is also worth a visit. A beautiful example of functional Art Nouveau architecture. A factory converted into a cultural center that allows to imagine the operation of ancient textile colonies as in the case of Caixaforum: old Casaramona factory, designed by Puig i Cadafalch.
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  • Caixa (Caixa) is a Museum of bank runs aim to contribute to society. The original textile factory was completed in 1902. Caixa Forum is not just Barcelona, Madrid, Tarragona, Girona and relied, maruma de Mallorca, Zaragoza and Spain throughout the facilities. When I visited 120 year of the exchange of art and film (Arte y cine... 120 años de intercambios) exhibition was being held.
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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!