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CaixaForum, the Cultural Centre of "La Caixa" Foundation, is housed in one of Barcelona's landmark buildings, the Casaramona textile mill, a jewel of industrial modernista architecture designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.

CaixaForum is housed inside the former textile mill Casaramona, which was designed by the modernista architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. The cultural attraction opened in 2002, after a complete refurbishment undertaken by different architects. The Japanese architect, Arata Isozaki, who won Pritzker Prize in 2019 and also designed the Palau Sant Jordi sports arena, was commissioned to design the entrances and lobby for the new building. Located below street level, it is a spacious area with a glass frontage leading into the lobby and large geometric white marble slabs.

The centre offers a wide range of events with a broad appeal: exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary art, exhibitions devoted to international artists, concerts, film screenings, debates and lectures, performing-arts events, sessions about literature and contemporary thought, multimedia art and family activities make the old factory a key attraction.

CaixaForum brings together technology and creativity through its permanent immersive audiovisual experiences that take you on a VR journey combining state-of-the-art technology with music. Symphony explores compositions by Beethoven, Mahler and Bernstein performed by the Mahler Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and and allows the audience to experience and enjoy classical music like one of the musicians in the orchestra. The public become members of the Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu during the Ravel's Bolero experience and join in with them as they play.

In addition to this, CaixaForum has opened an exhibition space and is running a series of guided tours, entitled "Modernisme-Modernity. Tours of the Former Modernista Factory", which reveal the hidden details of the former textile mill. The visit gives us an insight into the history of the building and the figure of Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who, along with Domènech i Montaner and Antoni Gaudí, was one of the leading lights of modernista architecture.

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General details

Address: Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8 (08038). Barcelona
Phone: 934 768 600
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Opening time: Daily, from 10am to 8pm. | January 5th, December 24th and 31st: from 10am to 6pm. | Closed: January 1st and 6th and December 5th.

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Accessibility details

CaixaFòrum has no architectural barriers and runs guided tours of its exhibitions and the building for groups with special needs.
For information and bookings: Tel: 934 768 630

CaixaFòrum participates in the social and educational program Apropa Cultura (Closer to Culture)

Visual impairment
Caixa Fòrum runs guided tours of its exhibitions and the building for groups of blind or visually impaired visitors. All groups must have a minimum of 10 people. Prior reservation is necessary.

There are audioguides in different languages for the permanent exhibition. Some of the temporary exhibitions also have audioguides.

The button panels in the lifts feature raised lettering and Braille.
Guide dog Tactile elements Braille
Hearing impairment
Caixa Fòrum runs guided tours of its exhibitions for groups of deaf and hearing-impaired visitors, in sign language, as well as tours designed to aid oral communication.

The auditorium and lecture theatres 1 and 2 are fitted with an induction loop.
Induction loop Sign language
Motor impairment
There are two disabled parking spaces in the street right in front of CaixaFòrum. There is also an underground car park on Avinguda Maria Cristina which has two disabled bays which are correctly marked.

Mobility inside the building:
The CaixaFòrum building is adapted for people with reduced mobility and is easily accessible. Its different floors are connected by spacious lifts.
The auditorium which has areas reserved for wheelchair users on the back row.
CaixaFòrum has wheelchairs that can be loaned to visitors.

There are adapted toilets on the ground floor (Planta 0) and in the cafeteria.

Cognitive impairment
Guided tours and educational activities for visitors with learning difficulties and intellectual impairment can be arranged (prior registration necessary).

Last update: 01/08/2023

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