Barcelona Sights

Mies van der Rohe Pavilion

  • Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 7 Map It
  • Montjuïc
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Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

One of the masterpieces of the Bauhaus School, the legendary Pavelló Mies van der Rohe—the German contribution to the 1929 International Exhibition, reassembled between 1983 and 1986—remains a stunning "less is more" study in interlocking planes of white marble, green onyx, and glass. In effect, it is Barcelona's aesthetic antonym (possibly in company with Richard Meier's Museu d'Art Contemporani and Rafael Moneo's Auditori) to the flamboyant Art Nouveau—the city's signature Modernisme—of Gaudí and his contemporaries. Don't fail to note the mirror play of the black carpet inside the pavilion with the reflecting pool outside, or the iconic Barcelona chair designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969); reproductions have graced modern interiors around the world for decades. A guided tour (€7) in English is offered on Saturday at 11 am.

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Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia 7, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08038, Spain

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Published 08/18/2015


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