Located in a building designed by famous Catalan architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch, where a textile factory used to exist, CaixaForum is one of the most important cultural centers in the city of Barcelona. The building was renovated by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, opening his doors in February of 2002.
CaixaForum was founded with the goal of offering the public access to art, culture, architecture and education. The center has a permanent exhibit that can be visited for free, in which visitors can learn about the process that transformed the old textile factory into the modern cultural space. CaixaForum also receives a variety of temporary exhibits featuring paintings, illustrations, sculpture, handicraft, audiovisual displays and installation.
One of the most popular exhibitions featured in CaixaForum was “Pixar, 25 years of animation”, showcasing a collection of original illustrations, short films and 3D models of all the favorite characters of the Pixar world.
CaixaForum is located at Avinguda de Francesc Ferer i Guàrdia, 6-8, right by Fira de Barcelona and MNAC.
CosmoCaixa Barcelona is a science museum that was founded in the eighties. It offers a variety of exhibitions that contemplate the environment, nature, science and space.
The Flooded Forest allows visitors to experience wet and dry spots of an Amazon rainforest, with more than 100 species of birds, insects, frogs, piranhas, capybaras and alligators.
The Geological wall displays cuts of geological formation.
The Hall of Matter invites guests on a walk through the evolutionary process.
Clik and Flash is specially designed for children, so they can explore and learn about science.
Touch, touch is a fun activity for adults and children, where they can get to know certain animals up close and even touch them.
CosmoCaixa Barcelona is located at Carrer d’Isaac Newton, 26.
Jardines de Cap Roig
Jardines de Cap Roig, or Cap Roig’s Gardens, is a gorgeous natural 17-acre space located between the municipalities of Palafrugell and Mont-ras, in the region of Baix Empordà. There, visitors can discover over one thousand botanical specimens that come from all over the world. But the Jardines de Cap Roig is also a place with a cultural side, featuring works by famous names in the national and international sculpture world. It is considered one of the most important botanical gardens in the Mediterranean region.
Jardines de Cap Roig are located about an hour and a half from Barcelona, in the region of Girona.