Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
CaixaForum Barcelona, the social and cultural venue of the laCaixa Foundation, is located in one of the principal modernist buildings in Barcelona. It was a former textile factory, located at the foot of the Montjuïc Mountain. It was designed by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch (1867-1956), one of the three most relevant Catalan modernist architects, together with Lluís Domènech i Montaner (1850-1923), and Antoni Gaudí i Cornet (1852-1926). It is a unique example of the Catalan industrial modernist architecture of the early 20th Century.
After a long period of disuse, laCaixa acquired the building in 1963 and, in 1992, decided to give it back to the City of Barcelona, reforming its content so that it might work as a modern social, cultural, and educational centre in the heart of the city. Internationally renowned architects Arata Isozaki, Francisco Javier Asarta, Roberto Luna, and Robert Brufau carried out the reformation of the building. Since 2002, it has been known as CaixaForum Barcelona.
CaixaForum Barcelona offers a wide variety of social, educational, and cultural programmes for targeted audiences. It has become one of the most dynamic and lively cultural spaces in the city, and holds some of the most important ancient, modern, and contemporary art collections.
Exhibition centre located at the foot of the Montjuïc Mountain