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FundaciO La Caixa

Plaza Weyler, 3, 07001 Palma de Mallorca, Majorca, Spain
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Hours: Monday to Saturday: 10 to 20 h; Sundays and holidays: 11 to 14 h; Closed on Dec. 25, Jan. 1 and Jan. 6.   Web: Forum   The CaixaForum Palma is... more »
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Alhaurin el Grande, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Cafe Gran Hotel, a stunning Art Deco building owned by bank Caixa. To the hotel there is also an outdoor restaurant with great food, maybe slightly slow service. The poor waiter had to run long distances to the hotel kitchen to get food. Great to sit on the outdoor restaurant and enjoy good food and this beautiful building.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The CaixaForum Palma is located in a historic building called the Gran Hotel. It was designed by the famous Catalan architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner and completed in 1903. This is one of the best examples of modernist architecture on the island. The façade is wonderfully decorated with ceramics and sculptures. The windows are exceptionally beautiful. Today the building is... More

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Preston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Easy to find just at bottom of Ramblas. Near the Grand Hotel. The architecture is in wonderful condition and gives an incling of the splendid nature of the period when it was built. Just a a hundred metres south to the left is a lovely square which has two buildings which are in the Guiadi style and are magnificent. This... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We live in a society in which there are still great inequalities and many people do not have basic resources. "la Caixa" Foundation therefore promotes diverse initiatives in different areas to foster the social inclusion of the most disadvantaged sectors so that the people in them may have a better life.

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You're on your way down on Ramblas, go to the left footwalk and take a look at your right, bang! you see this! Beautiful building and it kind of makes you stop and stare at it. (Although it's not, We couldn't help to have a reminisce of memory of gaudi's work in barcelona...)

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is an amazing building in its own right. The Art Nouveau hall is a show stopper. It's not very large and houses different art projects and shows. I think most are free so at any time this is well worth a visit.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The building (outside) is a modernista gem. The art exhibitions change but there is a small permanent exhibition. If you are interested in art nouveau in Palma don't miss the video in the reception area (English version really worth it for the historic detail).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The place brings exhibitions from other museums in the world. This time we saw the Mummies exhibition which was brought from the Netherlands. BEAUTIFUL! it is recommended to check and see what they have. The building it self GRAN HOTEL is gorgeous but not an hotel any more.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I didn't have time to go inside, but it is a lovely piece of architecture that one must simply see when in Palma. I'd say it is the most beautiful building in the city, it makes the cathedral look plain.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

This art nouveau hotel was slated for demolition when the La Caixa Bank bought it and changed it to a cultural center....great art on display for FREE! exhibitions change regularly on ground floor gallery, permanent collections upstairs...multi-lingual staff on hand; check with them for their program of films, concerts, talks, etc. Have seen amazing things in this building.

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