A historical venue for culture in Barcelona, CaixaForum houses contemporary art collections, exhibitions, guided tours, film screenings, concerts and more.

Located in an old textile factory designed by Puig i Cadafalch, CaixaForum's rehabilitation has turned this jewel of industrial modernism into an art building. Opened in 2002, one of Barcelona's best-known Modernista buildings became one of the city's foremost cultural venues. 

One of the most dynamic, active and lively cultural spaces in the city, CaixaForum has an extensive social, cultural and educational programme featuring first-class exhibitions, from art and films to music, performance and multimedia art.

The "la Caixa" Contemporary Art Collection is one of Spain's most imporant collection, with former exhibitions featuring works by Dalí, Goya, Delacroix, Barceló, Lucien Freud, Cartier-Bresson, Le Corbussier and more.


  • Historic 1900's Modernista building
  • Five exhibition halls, featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Social, cultural and educational programmes

Did you know

- Puig i Cadafalch was awarded the Annual Prize for Artistic Buildings in 1913 for the factory building's design

- CaixaForum was declared a Historical Monument of National Interest in 1976

- Architects Arata Isozkaki, Francisco Javier Asarta, Roberto Luna and Robert Brufau took part in a project to restore and extend the CaixaForum.

How to get there:

Metro: Lines 1 & 3

Bus: 13, 150. pl. d’Espanya: 9, 23, 27, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, 10, 165. pl. d’Espanya: D20, H12, H16, V7, L72, L80, L81, L86, L87, L95.

see the: full list of attractions included

July - August
Monday 10.00 - 20.00
Tuesday 10.00 - 20.00
Wednesday 10.00 - 23.00
Thursday 10.00 - 20.00
Friday 10.00 - 20.00
Saturday 10.00 - 20.00
Sunday 10.00 - 20.00

Closed: 25 December, 1 & 6 January

Loading Map - Please wait...


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


0034 934 76 86 00

Attractions nearby