Fodor's Expert Review CaixaForum
This 1911 neo-Mudejar Art Nouveau masterpiece, originally built to house a factory by Josep Puig i Cadafalch (architect of Casa de les Punxes, Casa Amatller, Casa Martí, and Casa Quadras) is a center for art exhibits, concerts, lectures, and cultural events, and well worth keeping an eye on in newspaper and magazine leisure listings for special exhibitions. The CaixaForum also regularly lays on a whole range of films, concerts, and hands-on learning activities for kids. The original brickwork is spectacular; the restoration is a brilliant example of the fusion of ultramodern design techniques with traditional (even Art Nouveau) architecture. The entryway was designed by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, author of the nearby Palau Sant Jordi.