Located at the foot of the Montjuïc mountain is the CaixaForum, a cultural, social and educational center projected in the old Casaramona textile factory by the modernist architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch who currently hosts exhibitions and other cultural activities of interest.
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Why visit the Caixaforum in Barcelona?
The reasons are mainly two: its cultural and educational program aimed at all audiences and the building in which they are installed. It is a building of more than twelve thousand square meters of modernist style that was built in exposed brick, glassware and wrought iron elements and that was awarded the Annual Prize for Artistic Buildings in 1913.
The building was owned by the cotton industrialist Casimir Casaramona, who decided to bring together all the production of his three factories in a single building in 1909. The factory was inaugurated in 1913 and closed its doors six years later. Since then, the building has been used for different purposes as a warehouse or headquarters for the National Police cavalry. Years later, La Caixa bought it and, after declaring it an Asset of Cultural Interest in the 70s, began the rehabilitation and adaptation works for its cultural and social use. Shortly after it was declared a Historic Monument of National Interest.
The building is a set of horizontal single-storey naves that has several exhibition rooms dedicated to artists such as Dalí, Rodin, Freud, Turner, Fragonard or Hogarth. It also has a very wide schedule of activities, which includes concerts, cinema, conferences, literature and multimedia art, among others.
If after seeing the Caixaforum in Barcelona you want to know more, the foundation has more centers spread throughout Spain such as Madrid, Zaragoza, Seville, Lleida, Tarragona and Palma de Mallorca. All of them have the same objective as that of Barcelona: to reflect the social commitment of the La Caixa Foundation, through its social work.
100% children welcome
Caixaforum is a space where children will have a great time. Caixaforum Kids organizes activities, workshops, shows and concerts in its different spaces for the whole family, at affordable prices.
The terrace of the Caixaforum
From the terrace of Caixaforum Barcelona you have spectacular views of the MNAC and you can see all kinds of modernist details, although entry is only allowed for people over 16 years of age.
The cafeteria, at any time of the day
A visit to Caixaforum Barcelona whets your appetite! Its cafeteria is open at any time of the day and they offer menus at good prices as well as an assortment of cakes, juices, sandwiches ... In addition, it has free Wi-Fi to upload the best photos of your visit to social networks.
Times and prices
- From Monday to Sunday: From September 01 to June 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m.
- From Monday to Sunday: From July 01 to August 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 20:00 p.m.
- 10 Wednesday: 00 to 23: 00 hours.
- Closed: December 25, January 1 and 6.
- General admission: 6 euros.
- Free entry for Caixabank customers.
Caixaforum Barcelona is located on Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8 next to the Montjuïc Fountains. It can be reached by metro (Plaza de España), by bicycle and also by Bus Turistic.
- Left-luggage office, cloakroom and shop.
- Access for people with disabilities
- Guide dog allowed
- Braille signage
- Communication system for the deaf