CaixaForum Macaya
CaixaForum Macaya
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
How to get there
  • Verdaguer • 2 min walk
  • Girona • 7 min walk
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Frances W
Geneva, Switzerland344 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Palau Macaya was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch, second only to Gaudi in the Catalan Art Nouveau movement, who is the author of several buildings in Barcelona but is little known to most visitors these days. Built as a family home for a rich industrialist, Palau Macaya passed through various uses before being turned into a cultural centre run by the La Caixa Foundation. Apart from the elegant decorated street facade, it is enough just to pop in to the light-filled atrium that serves as an entry hall with its balustraded staircase and tiled walls and floor. There is also an interesting photographic exhibition about the building and its architect.
Written 1 January 2020
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Dr. Vorravee
Brooklyn, NY500 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
I immediately saw from outside and walk to the hall. Finished in 1901, this elegant mansion with a grand courtyard was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Several artists were employed in its decoration. It is now an exhibition venue.
Written 23 May 2019
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,058 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
This is a nice looking building form the outside with a small quaint courtyard within. However, this is as far as the security guards will let you go inside. Not really worth the bother!
Written 3 January 2019
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Dpostrophe
Washington DC, DC15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
Barcelone is not great at signs or way-finding, so you have to search this out and it's worth it. More beautiful architecture in the heart of downtown.
Written 30 September 2017
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Diane K
Venice, FL4,502 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
You were able to visit the courtyard with interesting gargoyles up the steps. They also had various videos that you could listen to relating to the construction of the home. All was free. We were only there about 15 minutes.
Written 29 February 2016
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Borzov
Rijeka, Croatia5,295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2015 • Solo
One more modernist house in this quarter, this one was designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch in 1901. It has a distinguished white facade with ocher ornaments. Don’t miss a relief of the bicyclist at the left side of the entrance - it is an homage to the architect who used to ride a bike through the city.
Written 22 January 2016
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Hanni T
Sydney, Australia99 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
The outside of this building is lovely but unfortunately you cannot go inside to the art gallery. We were very disappointed!
Written 12 July 2015
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Kerstin W
11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice facade and court, which is accessible for free. The interior can not be visited and seems to be not original any more.
Written 28 October 2013
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RMurray847
Albuquerque, NM336 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Couples
Not sure if one can even get into this building or if it would be worth doing so...but the exterior is very fanciful and a great representation of Moderniste style that isn't Gaudi. It's got some very lighthearted sculptures on it and makes for some nice photos. I recommend stopping by because it is on the way to La Sagrada Familia (assuming you're coming from the Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gracia area. I've attached a couple of photos.

Unless you're a Moderniste nut...don't go out of your way...but again, assuming you're strolling to Sagrada...it's worth the two minute diversion off the main track.
Written 25 May 2013
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