One of Barcelona’s many cultural centers is the Caixa Forum. Situated on Montjuic Hill, amidst sights and attractions leftover from the 1929 International Expo, this particular site will appeal not only to art lovers, but to fans of architecture as well.
The Moderniste buildings, with their stepped gables and square towers, were constructed in the early-20th century for businessman Casimire Casaramona and served as his textile factory for several years. Put to various other uses over the years, the complex now hosts temporary exhibitions on art and culture.
While you’re here, enjoy the shaded ‘streets’ running between the various buildings
and take the elevator
to the rooftop for an interesting view of the fortress-like complex.
A modern addition, which serves as the main entrance, features a walled reflecting pool known as the Secret Garden,
and a sunken patio used at times for exterior exhibition space.
Other features include, just outside the main entrance, a ‘tree’ sculpted from steel and glass that provides a canopy for the escalators,
and upon entering the subterranean foyer, a mural titled Splat!, by American artist Sol LeWitt.
Caixa Forum is located at Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8, directly across from the Mies van der Rohe Pavilion.
Adult Admission = prices vary depending on exhibit; check the Caixa Forum website for details.