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Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8 | Esta Atraccion Ha Dejado de Ser Gratuita, Barcelona, Spain
934 768 600
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Ranked #52 of 331 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Barcelona, Spain
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

We went there because it is included in the Barcelona Card. The building is interesting to visit. The expositions are not worth the visit. It is not free. Can be skipped

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Kayseri, Turkey
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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6 attraction reviews
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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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