CaixaForum BarcelonaMy rating: 3.5 stars+ The CaixaForum is an exhibition house. Sometimes, there are really great and interesting ones…
- … and sometimes, the exhibitions are regional in nature, more aimed at the local Barcelonians or Catalonians.
Last updated: 22 Jan 2019 | Celine Mülich
Audioguide: no Tours: You can book guided tours by phone: +34 93 476 86 30
How to get there: L1 (red line) and L3 (green line), Plaça Espanya
And what's there to see?
The largest bank in Spain, named “Caixa”, has opened Caixa Forums in many of the larger Spanish cities. These cultural centers host alternating exhibitions. The Caixa Forum Barcelona is located in an old textile factory. The textile manufacturer Casimir Casaramona i Puigcercós contracted the famous architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch to design it. The Caixa Forum Barcelona hosts exhibitions on the subjects of art, architecture, culture, and technology.
Current Exhibitions: Velázquez and the Golden Ages till March 3rd, 2019
Future Exhibitions: Max Beckmann. Leipzig 1884 - New York 1950February 21st until May 26th, 2019
Permanent Exhibition: Once an Art Nouveau factory
Photogallery Caixa Forum
A history of CaixaForum
Josep Puig i Cadafalch completed the Casaramona factory in 1911 and received an award for creating the best industrial building of the year. During the World’s Fair of 1929, the factory was used as a warehouse, and from 1940 onward, the National Police used it as a garage for its many vehicles. Caixa purchased the building in 1963 and decided to make use of its artistic background in 1992, when its conversion began, turning it into a place of culture and social education. Other buildings of Cadafalch: Casa de les Punxes Casa Amatller