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Address: Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8 | Esta Atraccion Ha Dejado de Ser Gratuita, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 934 768 600
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

The gallery offers a wide range of exhibitions of ancient, modern and...

The gallery offers a wide range of exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary art.

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Great temporary exhibits in a former modernist factory. Amazing. The building is súper nice. All the details are great. It used to be free. Now its free for la Caixa bank... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Miami, Florida
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great temporary exhibits in a former modernist factory. Amazing. The building is súper nice. All the details are great. It used to be free. Now its free for la Caixa bank clients. Price is 4€ for all exhibits. It's great. You can access the rooftop for free. Worth the visit.

Thank krashivaya
Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't go inside to see the exhibit mostly because I didn't understand what was this building about. I went to the entrance and still didn't understand. So, as I didn't have much time, took some photos from the outside and continued the journey. Since it's near important sights, it's very worth shooting this building. If you have Barcelona Card,... More 

Thank Nuno E Patrícia M
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

Caixaforum regularly brings the biggest names in both contemporary and classic art. A pity their website is not available in English. But you can find out about their exhibitions here: http://www.artssspot.com/. This site is also handy for discovering local art!

Thank Eva M
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

The building itself is worth the trip. A beautifully restored and preserved textile factory, whose history you can see in an interesting exhibit apart from whatever traveling exhibit happens to be there at the time you go.

Thank abcfox
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Not my typical thing to do but hey, give and take right. Personally I preferred the roof top view and we ended spending more time here than anywhere else in the compound.

Thank IBDat
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

A former factory, this facility is both community center and art musuem. Tips: don't miss the roof and go when there is a concert scheduled, if possible. It's located almost directly across the street from the Magic Fountain and the Parc de Montjuic, so add this to your list if you're headed that way...

Thank LLfromNYC
North Berwick Scotland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We visited for the Impressionist Collection on loan from the Phillips in Washington DC. That was wonderful, but the real surprise was the roof and accompanying text explaining the factory layout beneath. That day artists were on site and it was easy to see why they would want to capture the amazing images. The museum offers rotating exhibits, so you'll... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

We went along for the Phillips modern art exhibition but actually enjoyed the rest of the place more! Well laid out and organised, lovely cafe, lots of places to sit and admire the architecture (it's an old textile factory with lovely ornate towers). We loved the 'sala 5' exhibit due to the echoes - not what the artist intended I'm... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

The building is pretty insane - I won't reveal much about the history, as finding out about it makes for part of the experience - if you are not an art lover - just revel in the architecture - The Spanish are at the forefront of controversial historical building preservation and this really pushes the buttons... Explore the interior and... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful buildings in Barcelona, especially at night as a back drop to the magic fountain. Unfortunately we didn't have time to go inside. Despite it being up an incline there are escalators to aid tired legs!

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Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colorful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.
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