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CaixaForum, Barcelona

Caixa Forum is housed in one of Barcelona’s landmark buildings, the Casaramona textile mill. It opened as a museum in 2002 and now offers a wide range of events – exhibitions of ancient, modern and contemporary art, exhibitions devoted to international artists, concerts, film screenings, debates and lectures, performing-arts events, sessions about literature and contemporary thought plus multimedia art and family activities.

A tree made of steel and glass welcomes the visitors to the museum. In the exhibition space, comprising of 3,000 square metres there are a series of guided tours, entitled Modernisme-Modernity which reveal the hidden details of the former textile mill. The exhibition gives an insight into the history of the building and the figure of Josep Puig i Cadafalch, who was responsible for its construction. It is also worth heading up to the roof of the building for views of the neighbouring Museum of Catalan Art.