In Barcelona there are endless plans to make. From visiting its monuments or taking a bath on the beach to make a cultural visit. One of the great cultural centers of Barcelona is CaixaForum, a space of the La Caixa Social Work. There are art exhibitions for all tastes. Do you need more info? Check out!
CaixaForum, an artistic space in Barcelona
On the slopes of the famous Montjuïc is the old Casaramona factory. It is an old cotton industry that was dedicated to making towels and blankets with wool. It worked for almost 8 years, between 1912 and 1920, when it finally closed its doors.CaixaForum
The owner of the industry, Casimir Casaramona, commissioned an architect to build the factory with a modernist style. I wanted to give the factory an elegant and exemplary appearance. It was built in brick, with lots of light and paying special attention to the style of construction.
After the factory closes, La Caixa Foundation took over the building and decided to turn it into a space focused on art. Currently, it is a multicultural building with permanent and permanent exhibitions.
CaixaForum Barcelona also has an auditorium, workshops and multi-purpose classrooms. It is used as a space for concerts, theaters, conferences, cinema or debates.
Curiosity: the one in Barcelona is not the only CaixaForumCaixaForum Madrid - Wojtek Gurak / Flickr.com
In addition to the CaixaForum Barcelona cultural center, The foundation has more centers for these purposes throughout Spain. They are an attempt to reflect the social commitment of the La Caixa Foundation for artistic and cultural dissemination.
The centers of La Caixa They are distributed in cities such as Madrid, Seville, Zaragoza, Tarragona, Lleida and Palma. These centers are relatively young, since they were opened around the year 2000 after a restoration process.
Nonetheless, They have been the reference of great art exhibitions by authors such as Dalí, Van Dyck, Rubens, Rodin, Picasso or Renoir. As you can see, they are artists dedicated to the history of art.
What to do in CaixaForum Barcelona?
As you have already seen, the vastness of the old factory makes CaixaForum a place where you can do many things and spend a day more than entertaining. What to do there? Very easy, We can only tell you that everything is about art and culture. You'll love it!
CaixaForum Barcelona exhibitionsExhibition at CaixaForum - jaime.silva / Flickr.com
At CaixaForum Barcelona you will enjoy the opportunity to discover very interesting permanent exhibitions. It has an area of 3000 m², distributed in three large exhibition halls.
The type of samples that are exhibited in these rooms can be differentiated into two classes. On the one hand, they host temporary exhibitions by renowned artists. The styles are varied, from Velázquez or the most classic painting to more modern conceptions of art. Photography collections are also included.
On the other hand, there are fixed exposures, of works that are part of the heritage of the foundation. The works are from very different periods, from modernism to contemporary art.
CaixaForum media libraryCaixaForum media library - Pedro Layant / Flickr.com
Next to the permanent and permanent exhibitions that you can find in the center (and which vary according to the time of the year), you also have access to its media library. It is an audiovisual space that provides access to multimedia content that try to explain the cultural panorama of the works that are part of the museum.
This place is also an important archive of audiovisual documents of historical relevance to the country. In fact, today,This media library is considered to be one of the most important funds in Spain.
Among the works that are stored, the there is from experimental cinema to video art, going through debates, monographs or documentaries. In short, a space where you can access unique information about the past of humanity.
CaixaForum Barcelona opens from Tuesday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Mondays closed). On weekends it opens on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and from 5pm to 9pm and Sundays from 11am to 3pm. Fortunately,admission is free, so you know, you have no excuse not to go! Enjoy all the heritage and art that you can only find here!