The CaixaForum in Barcelona

Housed in an old textile factory,  this art and cultural centre has a wonderful array of art exhibitions and workshops, concerts, cinema and family shows.

The CaixaForum is located just up the hill of Montjuïc close to the Magic Fountains.  As well as the exhibitions there is lots of space for kids to enjoy whilst taking in a little culture.   Kids over 12 can go up and take in the view from the the rooftop and the family can have meals, snacks cakes and drinks at the restaurant that has a small outdoor patio.

As well as the many free exhibitions, most of the family activities are free or cost around €4.00 and include children’s cinema, theatre and interactive vists. The best part of CaixaForum for kids is that each exhibit has a “Mini Labo” where children can take part in a workshop related to the artist. The workshops are suitable for children aged around 5-6 years and over and encourage children explore their creative side.  There are also many family outdoor events held during the summer months.

Open: 10am – 8pm Tues-Sun (open Mondays on public holidays)
Price: 4 Euros; free for La Caixa bank clients.

Address: Av. Marquès de Comillas, 6-8
Getting there: Metro L1/L3 Espanya or  bus to Placa Espanya  (then 5 min. walk) or bus to door 13, 23, 150
Tel. 93 476 8600
Visit the CaixaForum Barcelona Website

Ongoing Activities at the CaixaForum

  • Free Family visits to the current exhibitions Saturdays at 6.30om and Sundays at 11am for 7 yrs and over.
  • The Mini-Labos are free art spaces alongside the exhibitions with creative activities for kids.
  • The Juego de Pistas is a free treasurehunt game introducing kids to the exhibitions for 7 years and over.
  • Also ask at reception for other free games related to the Sol Lewitt mural and the CaixaForum building for 3 years and over.

CaixaForum Kids’ Cinema
The CaixaForum in Barcelona hosts family cinema sessions at weekends throughout the year as well as early evening film showings during the summer holidays.