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Address: Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8 | Esta Atraccion Ha Dejado de Ser Gratuita, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 934 76 86 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Caixa Forum is near the National Gallery and Placa Espana, and houses temporary art exhibitions of various types but always high quality and of interest be they paintings or... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Caixa Forum is near the National Gallery and Placa Espana, and houses temporary art exhibitions of various types but always high quality and of interest be they paintings or photographic. The restaurant on site has dramatically improved and now offers menu de dia which is worth going out of your way for. If you have an account with La Caixa... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I saw the Philippe Halsman photo exhibition which I high recommend for photo fans. The whole building is unique and very nice to walk in. The roof view is nice, nothing more, certainly not a must. I had a very nice lunch there (I have a different review for it).

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Thank Lonplon
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

This is a city with everything! Salvador Dali, Gaudi, ancient and modern history, civil war memorials and statutes to explorers and scientists, church and civic leaders. It's Gothic heart is a tourist's must for photos, romantics and shoppers. Barcelona has a fantastic Metro and intercity and international rail and air transport. The city's heart offers great food and entertainment all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Paid 2 Euros extra for an audio guide which gave some really interesting background on the former textile museum. No interior detail though. Best bit was the roof terrace, which can be viewed for free. This was most beautiful at sunset! Had refreshements at the cafe afterwards - very clean and modern with good choice.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

If you want to get away from the hectic crowd for an hour or so this is the place. It is an old textile manufacturing factory which was bought by the Bank ''la caixa'' and turned into an art centre. Whatever you do, make sure you go onto the roof which is a real joy. you can see how it... More 

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Los Angeleeze, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

A modernist factory (now art museum) that resembles a castle designed by Puig i Cadafalch. There is a small fee if you wish to visit the art exhibits, but you are welcome to walk inside the building and access the rooftop (follow the signs with pictures of colorful people standing on top of the roof) for free. Be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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 

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Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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