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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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  • the Caixa Forum is a place of social works. Which means there are exhibitions which vary in the year (often subsidized), but always of high quality and extremely inspiring every time. Entry is either free or at low cost (4 euros). At the time of our visit, there was large pictures of Ms. Garcia on women and children of the India. An exhibition that we questioned by his themes, we lift due to its beauty and challenges us (free). Also, an expo on a choice of 63 paintings by the Thyssen-Borzemyssa Madrid: from all periods and styles, a choice of the curator to look in particular to these paintings that sometimes combine between them and help us to better understand the evolution of painting in the centuries. There is a profusion of tours on all of these paintings (but in catalan only). also, an exhibition on painting in prison (not visited by us)
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  • Building of cultural interest, old modernist factory of tissues. Highly recommended to visit the small space in what explains its history and climb to the roof to view it with perspective. It tends to have excellent exhibitions, although little teaching. The current, a Thyssen never seen, is worth much the penalty!
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  • Caixa Forum is near the National Gallery and Placa Espana, and houses temporary art exhibitions of various types but always high quality and of interest be they paintings or photographic. The restaura...  more »
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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!