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. Plan to visit El Pabellón de Barcelona and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Barcelona attractions using our Barcelona journey planner.
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  • I think it is a must to visit the Pavilion by Mies. Not as visited as other Barcekkona attractions but relax inside the Pavilion or outside is a way to reconcile with the modern architecture.
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  • As a great admirer, Mies van der Rohe was this pavilion almost my personal Barcelona highlight. The 5 Euro entrance fee worthwhile. I was there on Sunday, but it was not full and I had leisure to make the architecture on me. Beautiful.
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  • The father of modern architecture, Mies van der Rohe designed the national flag of Germany for the 1929 international exhibition in Barcelona. The Pavilion is built in glass, steel and four types of travertine (Roman, green of the Alps, green old of Greece and Golden Onyx from the Atlas). I have to admit that modern art is not my forte, since not only I did not understand it and I didn't.
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  • One of the most beautiful pieces of architecture ever built, a stunning place, tranquil and calming, simply amazing! As a fan of Mies Van Der Rohe's work, this was a real treat. €5 to enter, but well worth the price. Try to go when the place is mostly empty as its such a nice place to escape the hustle of the city.
  • A classic, minimalist but breathtaking piece of architecture designed by the german master architect Mies Van Der Rohe.
  • An iconic building which highly represent the modern movment in architecture "20th century" .
  • I am not a huge architecture buff and the Miles pavilion was still a wonderful visit. It's small but the calm and serenity is worth it. Just a short walk away from the fountains and the museum up the hill makes it a welcome stop. Recommended.
  • Beautiful architecture classic by van der Rohe, the entry price is quite steep for a small pavilion but it is nice to check out if you are nearby or a big fan of Mies. Personally I find the gift shop really well stocked on interesting pieces of designer products as well as mementos and souvenir tees. Highly reccomended.

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