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CaixaForum

Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8 | Esta Atraccion Ha Dejado de Ser Gratuita, Barcelona, Spain
934 768 600
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Ranked #44 of 288 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: The gallery offers a wide range of exhibitions of ancient, modern and...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Art Museums, Museums
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: The gallery offers a wide range of exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary art.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Barcelona, Spain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Excellent exhibitions, not only paínts, but photography, archeology, architecture, and others. All these inside a modernist building, first a factory, then a police station, and now a Exhibition Center. Entry costs about 5$. There're conferences, concerts, as well as other activities. Besede Plaza España and Catalonian National Museum of Arts, it deserves a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This was by far my favorite exhibit. It made me very compassionate to the plight of those who live in war torn countries. I also enjoyed the modern presentations throughout the museum.

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Valls, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

It is an interesting museum with different temporal exhibitions. Apart of the exhibitions, you can also visit the building, which has a great architecture.

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Berlin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I visited the Caixa Forum as part of a conference meeting and unfortunately cannot comment on the exhibition. However, I had the opportunity to explore the building itself which is absolutely worth a visit. It is an impressive example of industrial design from the early 20th century. It was originally build as a textile factory and only reopened as a... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went to the CaixaForum specifically to see the Sorolla Exhibition. Sorolla is one of our favorite painters and there were many wonderful paintings in the exhibition. Most of them were from the Sorolla Museum in Madrid, which we visit often.

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Copenhagen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

When you are in the street you hardly notice the bulding. If you take the escalator down you suddenly find yourself in a very modern arts centre with lots of different activities and films. Ok you must pay for most of that but you can wonder around for free. If you take the elavator up to the roof, you can... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is our second time attending an art exhibition at the Caixa Forum. Excellent space, a great Art Nouveau (Modernista) building. Not only is the building interesting but the exhibitions are well curated. There is a rooftop terrace which is also great space... Easy to be there... easy to get to.... and interesting shows! Off the beaten track of the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This modern exhibition site is in a gorgeous Modernista building with contemporary additions and houses world-class temporary shows. These included works on loan from the Prado or MoMA in NYC. They have great public programs, a book shop and cafe. A must-see for any art lover visiting Barcelona!

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Beersheba, Israel
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It doesn't get much cheaper than that, in this big tourist trap called Barcelona. Entrance was about 4 Euros per person. It started quite well with an interesting exhibition of the Hellenic culture. I've seen these all around Europe, but I really like the complete artifacts and the explanations in English. Than, we saw a small modern exhibition, that took... More 

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India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This Forum, housed in an old factory building is indeed an experiment to couple materialism with culture. Fortunately when I visited this museum it was running an exposition on Europe. The main picture of Europa riding the bull was capable to lure even an uninitiated to inquire what it was all about. Of course, one should have leisurely time and... More 

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