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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 #56 of 333 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 older children, Activities for young children
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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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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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57 reviews 57 reviews
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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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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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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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India
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25 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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FR16
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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
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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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111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
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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