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Address: Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 934 76 86 00
10:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 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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Art lovers: check what's on a Caixa Forum!

In addition to visiting major museums and art galleries, art lovers should check temporary exhibitions on view at Caixa Forum. When were there, it was hosting several, but the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is quite average at best. We saw all the exhibitions, and the most interesting was the exhibition about Film and Cinema. Other than this, there are very few exhibitions at the museum. The museum is good for taking pictures, as the outside is very nice white marble. The rooftop terrace is a very nice example of Catalan modernisme... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In addition to visiting major museums and art galleries, art lovers should check temporary exhibitions on view at Caixa Forum. When were there, it was hosting several, but the stand-out was Philippe Halman’s “Surprise Me!” featuring 300 works by this Latvian-born photographer, who worked for LIFE magazine and was known for wildly playful, imaginative, often surreal, and ultimately beautiful portraits... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

located next near the Plaza Espana, this is a former textile factory, housing now exhibitions and other cultural activities. While the building itself is interesting and worth the visit, until March 27 there is a fantastic exhibition titled "Art and Cinema. 120 years of exchanges". About the best exhibition we saw at this visit to Barcelona.

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Great museum building very near Tibidabo Park (FGC train station - Av. Tibidabo) which is well known for having very good exhibitions - went there a while ago to see a very impressive dinosaur and natural history exhibition. Worth checking out if you have the time, as the exhibitions change quite often, but if something you're interested in happens to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 6 November 2016

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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 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 21 September 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 17 September 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 14 September 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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