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Caixa Forum Barcelona - Exhibition & Cultural Centre

Art gallery, museum & exhibition space. Former modernist textile factory built in 1911 by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Info & Tickets

Updated: May 21, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 1.4k

About Caixa Forum Barcelona

CaixaForum, Barcelona is a cultural center located in the Montjuïc area in refurbished former Modernist textile factory designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, it is owned by la Caixa Bank.

Caixa Fourum is an art center hosting temporary exhibitions and cultural events since opening in 2002.

CaixaForum History

The building dates from 1911 and was built as a textile factory by the wealthy merchant Casimir Casaramona i Puigcercós The architect was Josep Puig i Cadafalch who designed the building in a Catalan Modernist style using decorative brick castellations and Arabic minaret style towers.

The Casaramona textile factory closed in 1919 and the building remained vacant until it was reopened as a warehouse for the 1929 International Exposicion. From 1940 the building was used by the Spanish National Police Force until the spanish banking giant "la Caixa" bought it in 1963.

In February 2002 after extensive refurbishment and construction of a new basement lobby entrance by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, it opened as a museum. It comprises almost three acres of exhibition space, a media library, auditorium, classrooms and a restaurant. Access to the museum is via the new lobby reached from street level by an escalator or lift.

Visiting Caixa Forum Barcelona

Access to the inner courtyard streets and roof terrace of Caixa Forum is free. However, to access any of the exhibitions a ticket is needed.

Barcelona Card Tickets

A general entry ticket (Entrada General) that gives access to all the temporary and permanent exhibitions is now available for 6 euros. Entry is free for La caixa bank customers and under 16 year olds.

If you are visiting Barcelona and planning to visit other museums and attractions, consider the Barcelona card which includes 25 museums and attractions as well as the Hola BCN travel card.

What to take with you for Caixa Forum Barcelona

Bicycle anchorage outside Caixa forum next to the escalators.

The facility is equipped with lifts and escalators.

Visit with small bags only.

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual € 6.00 Free for La Caixa bank customers Child T-familiar FREE for under 16 year oldsGroup/Family Ticket? 10+ people - Notes Free entry to courtyard and roof terrace.

Getting to Caixa Forum Barcelona

Address: Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guardia 6-8, Barcelona. 08038

Nearest TMB Metro is Plaça España on the green (L3) and Red L1) lines with the Caixa Forum being a short 5 minute walk from the metro station.

The Barcelona Bus Touristic Red Route Stops outside the Caixa Forum.

Map of Caixa Forum Barcelona


Latitute: 41.4 Longitude: 2.2 Zoom Level: 11

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