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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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  • building is designed in 1929, but would be so can be a design from 2020. Definitely a must to visit.
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  • It was so nice to see this place. Took so many photos and loved every bit of it. What is good is that it's plain and not crowded like a museum where you get overwhelmed with room after room of the sam...  more »
  • For who is an architect or just a lover of architecture this tour is a must. the reconstruction of the House made by Mies Van der Rohe, impresses. Is next to the National Art Museum of Catalonia.
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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.