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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  • The Barcelona chair was created for the Pavilion for the exhibition of 1929. The reconstructed building allows the size of a small building of type Bauhaus vision.
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  • Visit mandatory for architects and architecture lovers. A master of space and materials, must feel it and touch it. There is no comparable to perspective on-site photo. If harvest is not known or is not loved the architecture the $ 5 entrance and ride may not worthy. For everyone else, enjoy the experience!
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  • Definitely an essential place that inspires tranquillity and deserving a visit if interested in architecture. Not being an architect I wouldn't see him again even if the ticket is only 5 euro.
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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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