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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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As featured in Barcelona for free
Ranked #44 of 316 attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Art Museums, Architectural Buildings
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The gallery offers a wide range of exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary art.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Kayseri, Turkey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A-hundred-year-old factory building transformed into a cultural centre by Arata Isozaki, this is an interesting complex for architects. One of the main exhibitions at the site was on Le Corbusier during our visit and include many original drawings, painting and models, which we enjoyed. The entrance is free to the building but not to the exhibitions.

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MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We enjoyed CaixaForum, but as someone else noted it's not free unless you are a customer of CaixaBank. Nevertheless 4 euros isn't much of an impediment. We liked the Japonisme exhibit in particular, and wandering around the buildings. Unfortunately half the galleries were closed. Note most of the exhibits in the Japonisme part were only in Catalan and Spanish. Photography... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013 via mobile

The museum is 4 euro, and is not free as advertised. Signage is also not helpful in showing costs. We skipped to go to other museums included in the ArTicket.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Having been drawn to the "Japonisme" exhibition poster that we see around town, we tracked it down to this museum/gallery space that is owned by Caixa Bank. Upon arrival we were amazed by how not-crowded it was considering it was a Sunday. There was 4 exhibitions on offer which can all be admitted with a one ticket at 4€/Adult. The... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Admission was not free for us, four euros per person. We visited two exhibitions, one on the influence of japanese culture on european art (which was very interesting, although lacking in english written displays), the other on contemporary catalonian art (which was a bit 'out-there' for our tastes, although tastefully displayed). We also had lunch, which was a surprisingly decent... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

There are not too many places for free in Barcelona, but this is one of them. A cultural center where to see many different exhibitions, paintings, sculptures, photographies... Many different artists, even really famous ones! If you like art, you cannot miss it!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

As of May 2013 all Caixa attractions (e.g. Caixa Forum, Cosmo Caixa) in Barcelona are paid (4€/adult, no student discount), therefore most printed Barcelona guides are outdated. As we are not art fans,we didn't found it interesting - majority of exhibitions are those "alternative-weirdo" pieces.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

At 4 Euros, this is not a place to miss. Unless of course you only speak English. There was 2 signs that gave English explanations of the art and the rest only had Catalan or Spanish. I do wish the person at the front would have warned me about not being able to know anything about the art. The modern... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Caixa Forum is well worth a visit depending on the exhibitions they currently have. We were lucky to have been able to catch the Georges Melies exhibit - absolutely brilliant! They also had an exhibition on Japonisme which was also well curated and interesting. The building is also very nice, but probably not worth a trip unless they have an... More

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and the two exhibits: a small one on identity and another on Japonisme. Very different and yet complementary.

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