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CaixaForum, Barcelona

(4.3/5 based on 550+ 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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  • This modernist building is simply wonderful. Within it, you can expect many works of Thyssen. It is worth!
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  • Modernist building by the luminous fountain of Montjuic. Multiple cultural activities. Very elaborate and high-quality art exhibitions. If you are a customer of La Caixa entrance free. Recommended 100%
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  • located next near the Plaza Espana, this is a former textile factory, housing now exhibitions and other cultural activities. While the building itself is interesting and worth the visit, until March 2...  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!