Social and cultural centre
Monday to Friday: 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: to 10.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Av. de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
Tel. +34 93 476 86 00. Fax. +34 93 476 86 35
Metro Plaza Espanya
The CaixaForum Social and Cultural Centre is housed in one of Barcelona’s chief Art Nouveau buildings: a textile factory that stands as a unique example of Catalan Art Nouveau industrial architecture of the early twentieth century.
Casimir Casaramona i Puigcercós (Vic 1838 – Barcelona 1913) commissioned the famous architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch(Mataró 1867 – Barcelona 1956) to design a factory for his textile-production enterprise.
The Casaramona factory was closed down just seven years after its opening. After that, it was pressed into service as a warehouse during the Barcelona World Fair of 1929, and in 1940 it was converted into stables and garages for the National Police Force.“la Caixa” acquired the building in 1963, and in 1992 it was decided to return this building of great artistic value to Barcelona and to the country as a whole, while lending it a new function with social, cultural and educational aims, it thus becoming CaixaForum.
This building is located in the area of the Fira, in front of the Pavillon Mies van der Rohe designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.
Very close to the Arenas shopping centre.
Check the website from the Caixa Forum to see which exhibition is going on. 2012 is the 10th anniversary of the Caixa Forum
February 15th 2012 to May 20th 2012 Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) exhibition organised with the Louvre Museum covers the artist’s entire career and offers the most complete introduction to his work since a centenary exhibition organised by the Louvre in 1963.
June 2012 Goya exhibition
It is a great opportunity given by the caixa to visit such great exhibitions while being on holiday in Barcelona
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