Wednesday, January 4, 2012

BARCELONA MONTJUÏC: CAIXAFORUM

CaixaForum, the social and cultural center of the Obra Social "la Caixa", is located in one of the main modernist buildings in Barcelona: the Casaramona textile factory. Located at the foot of the mountain of Montjuïc beside the Magic Fountain and el Pueblo Espanyol, this building is a unique textile factory designed by the architect Puig i Cadafalch, one of the three most representative Catalan architects of modernism together with Domenech i Montaner and Antoni Gaudí.

Casaramona textile factory, built in the early 20th century, is a unique piece of industrial Catalan modernist architecture and it was one of the first buildings built in Montjuïc.


Caixaforum in Barcelona
The modernist building of Casaramona factory in Montjuïc has two towers, which served as water reservoirs for fire protection

Caixaforum in Barcelona
The construction system used was built brick following the traditional Catalan construction system. The shapes achieved with this material, in particular the termination of the facades, the wrought iron elements and a limited use of stone and ceramics (in the towers and in a mosaic with the owner's initials) embellish the final design

Caixaforum in Barcelona
A detail of one of the towers of Casaramona textile factory in Montjuïc


CaixaForum offers a wide range of social, cultural and educational projects. Moreover CaixaForum has become one of the most dynamic cultural spaces in Barcelona in which you can visit for free exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary art.



You can find useful information about Caixaforum in the following website:
  • obrasocial.lacaixa.es

Besides I would recommend the following beautiful places in Montjuïc:


Of course you can visit modernist masterpieces in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudí like:


Besides, other modernist buildings you can visit in Barcelona are:



Finally, clicking on the next link you will find more beautiful places in Barcelona, among them more nice places to visit in Montjuïc and other fantastic modernist buildings in Barcelona.

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