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Visit the exhibition center of Barcelona the CaixaForum and receive free admission with the Barcelona City Pass and save €6.

CaixaForum Barcelona with its exterior facade of brick in the Spanish art nouveau of the Modernisme CaixaForum in Barcelona

The CaixaForum is located in the center of Barcelona and is a giant museum (3,000 m²) that showcases contemporary art. It was first established in 2002 and houses both temporary and permanent exhibitions of both older and newer artworks.  Not only can you enjoy artworks from the 14th-18th century, the museum also offers exhibitions about thracians, Confucius, and also about Indian temples. You can also find more recent sculptures in the CaixaForum made by artists David Altmeid, as well as modern mediums such as films and animated films. There is also a space in the museum dedicated to books, audio documentation, and also video documentation. The CaixaForum Barcelona showcases works of internationally-renown artists and (for this reason) the museum invites all artlovers around the world to explore their exhibitions. Experience the world of art in the CaixaForum in Barcelona.

Opening hours CaixaForum

Monday-Sunday: 10am-8pm

The CaixaForum Barcelona is open all year around and invites all visitors to explore historical and contemporary art within the allotted times of their opening hours. At 10:00AM in the morning, the CaixaForum opens its doors to early-birds who would like to start their day off with exploring impressive artworks. Opening hours on Wednesdays are extended during warmer months (July and August). Like before, early-birds can be admitted into the museum as early as 10:00AM in the morning, and visitors can explore the museum well into the late evening. 

Tickets CaixaForum

With your convenient Barcelona City Pass, you can experience the CaixaForum for FREE. You will receive your ticket for the CaixaForum before you depart for Barcelona. You will also receive tickets to other top attractions in Barcelona in one complete package, the Barcelona City Pass! Your public transportation ticket will also be included in your Barcelona City Pass, which gives you a wonderful head start into starting your city tour of the Spanish metropolis stress-free!

Address CaixaForum

Av. Francesc Ferrer i
Guàrdia, 6-8
08038 Barcelona

+34 934 76 86 00 

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The CaixaForum is located in the center of Barcelona, more specifically in the city district "Sants-Montjuïc." You will find the museum at the foot of Montjuïc, which is the local mountain of Barcelona. Because of the CaixaForum's central location in Barcelona, many bus and train stops are located nearby the museum and are easily reachable. You can reach the center city of Barcelona easily and flexibly. The central location of this famous art museum allows you to spend the rest of your day in Barcelona visiting other attractions and sights that are also worth seeing.

Direction CaixaForum

You have numerous options to use in order to quickly reach the CaixaForum. By using the bus and train system, the CaixaForum is easily reachable from all city districts of Barcelona. An optimal option to reaching the museum is by using the red underground train line L1 or the green train line L3. Arriving at the CaixaForum by bus is also possible. You can use bus lines 13 or 150, which both have bus stops that are near this modern art museum, CaixaForum. A variety other bus lines also stop at the Place d’Espanya, which is also located near the museum. After getting off, the CaixaForum is only a short walk away! The following bus lines stop at the Place d’Espanya: 9, 27, 50, 65, 79, 91, 109, 165, D20, H12, V7, L72, L80, L81, L86, L87, L95. With these many options available to you, planning your travel to the museum and your day in Barcelona is sure to be easy and flexible.

Special conditions of use

The museum is closed on January 1 and 6, and also on December 25.

Opening hours on January 5 and December 24 and 31 are as follows: 10:00AM–06:00PM.

Highlights CaixaForum

  • Museum for contemporary art
  • More than 3.000 m² of exhibition space
  • Combination of both old and new art
  • Area dedicated for books, audio, and video  

Attractions Near CaixaForum

The CaixaForum is located near the center of Barcelona, and its central location captivates visitors in every respect. If you'd like to plan your day in Barcelona as best as possible that's totally do-able due to the museum's central location and short travel time to the museum itself. The CaixaForum is located nearby a variety of interesting and popular attractions, and it is also easy and quick to reach other top sights in Barcelona after a visit to the CaixaForum. The area around the museum is also worth seeing and shouldn't be missed! Would you like to rest for a bit and make a short break from the hecticness of the city? If so, then we suggest making a visit to the Jardins de Joan Maragall. Here you'll find beautiful, green gardens all just a few minutes away from the CaixaForums. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can find a nice shaded area in the gardens and enjoy the beauty around you while making a restful break from your city tour of Barcelona. Other popular attractions are located nearby these gardens and can be easily incorporated into your day's itinerary. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (a famous art museum) is also located within walking distance of the Caixa Forums. After your visit to the CaixaForum, you will definitely be able to see the artwork in the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya with keener eyes and be even more moved by their beauty and creativity.

Buildings and History CaixaForum

The old factory building and its outer facade is especially impressive. The Spanish art noveau-styled brick house ("Modernisme") was designed by the Spanish architect, Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The house was built in 1911 for a textile factory and was considered to be state-of-the-art during its time of establishment. The factory only existed for seven years. Afterwards, this building became one of the hosting locations of the world exhibitions in 1929, and later it functioned as a car garage and horse stable for the police from 1940 onwards. It wasn't until 1963 that a Spanish bank, "la Caixa” bought the building. It took another 29 years for the bank to make the decision to convert the building into a museum in 1992. For this reason, the building, which was awarded by the city, was thoroughly renovated and eventually the CaixaForum became the social and cultural center of Barcelona.

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