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El Pabellón de Barcelona, Barcelona

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Explore inside El Pabellón de Barcelona, an iconic modernist building built for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona. Admire Mies van der Rohe’s use of minimalist design, simple forms, and extravagant materials such as marble, red onyx, and travertine. Bear in mind that this incredibly modern-looking building was built over 80 years ago. Discover the famous Barcelona chair and the bronze reproduction of Georg Kolbe’s sculpture, “Alba.” Observe how the sculpture is reflected not only in the pond, but in the marble and glass, creating the sensation that it is multiplied. Browse the souvenir shop to pick up a book on Mies van der Rohe or one of his contemporaries. Use our Barcelona vacation builder to add El Pabellón de Barcelona and other attractions to your Barcelona vacation plans.
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  • Designed by Mies van der Rhoe for the universal exhibition was rebuilt in 1983/86 symbol of modern architecture is simple and functional. It is a rectangular building with thin roof plan supported by eight slender cruciform pillars in steel. The visitor perceives the vision of a free space, linear and continuous with a combination of sustainable and valuable materials: marble, stone, steel and glass. The Museum is used for temporary exhibitions, within the Barcelona chair in leather with steel profiles; admission fee a bit pricey.
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  • Path to the castle of Montjuïc, is if you go by bus raisins just next to the Pavilion, created by Mies van der Rohe, a genius of contemporary architecture, which is characterized by its basic lines, simplicity and functionalism.
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  • Don't miss the opportunity to move around in the world famous architecture, which otherwise only see in books. It is not really something to get into, 5 euro and half price with student ID card. Although it is a small Pavilion, it is incredibly exciting to move around in it and take pictures. There is also a small shop. I would definitely recommend that you look into if you still are in the vicinity.
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  • Fabulous space to explore. The materials are striking in their use and forming of spaces. This is a must-see for modern architecture appreciation. There are so many thoughtful angles within and around the structure. If a tour group comes through, give them a few to walk around and go to the gift shop. After they leave, be rewarded with a very peaceful space.
  • This is a classic by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Can't believe that they charge €5 to enter though. IG 📷: thearchitectdraws
  • Great modernist art, more interesting than the romanic and gothic part
  • Many people who visit Montjuic don't know this place/building despite the fact that it's so close to Montjuic. It's a beatiful building that looks like it is part of modern architecture....but it was build in 1929 - if you know this fact, it's much more impressive. If you see it, you cannot really imagen that it was build in 1929...just impressive
  • This is the most impressive piece of modern architecture I've ever been in. So simple yet also so rich. Superb detailing. Amassing for its 1929 date.