The CaixaForum, the contemporary art and cultural centre belongs to the Fundació "La Caixa" and is sponsored by Barcelona bank "la Caixa".
It’s housed in the former CasaRamona, outstanding former factory designed by the famous architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. He was one of the three most representative Catalan architects of modernism, with Antoni Gaudì and Domènech i Montaner. It was completed in 1911, and was rewarded as best industrial building by the City Council.
From 1940 to 1993 it housed the First Squadron of the police cavalry unit. It opened as a museum in February 2002.
International architects such as Arata Isozaki, Francisco Javier Asarta, Roberto Luna and Robert Brufau worked in the project of expansion and restore of the building, with a new main entrance, 3,000 m2 of exhibition space, an excellent media library, a 350-seats auditorium and a restaurant.
The CaixaForum includes a selection of works from the Foundations Contemporary Art Collection as well as temporary exhibitions, which means that two visits will never be the same.
Among the names in the permanent collection you can find Spanish icons such as Antoni Tàpies and Miquel Barceló.
Moreover, with an ongoing program of concerts, movies selections, conferences, theater shows, literature, and multimedia art CaixaForum represents a centre of culture for the city of Barcelona.
Visit the Official Website for more info or check out what’s on here (link to our what’s on?).
CaixaForum is located in the Montjuïc area:
Address: Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 6-8. Check out the Map of CaixaForum Metro: Espanya (L3) Opening Times:
Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00
Wednesdays of July and August from 10.00 a 23.00
December 24th, December 31st, January 5th from 10.00 to 18.00
Closed December 25th and January 1st - 5th
Tickets: 4€, free for La Caixa customers