CaixaForum. Antiga Fàbrica Casaramona
Avinguda Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8.
Monday to Sunday, from 10am to 8pm.
Saturdays, form 10am to 10pm.
Closed: 25/12, 1/1 and 6/1.
Tel.: 934 768 600.
The entrepreneur Casimir Casaramona decided to locate his textile factory on Montjuïc hill and contracted Josep Puig i Cadafalch to design it in 1912. The result was a typical complex of industrial architecture including Catalan vaults, ceramics and artificial stone. Puig i Cadafalch also gave the complex his characteristic Neo-Gothic style and highly personal details such as the pinnacles and the square towers. The factory, the largest building designed by Puig i Cadafalch, eventually fell into disuse and from 1940 it housed the stables of the National Police cavalry. Fortunately, in 1998 it was rehabilitated to house CaixaForum, the social and cultural headquarters of ”la Caixa” Community Projects in Barcelona. Exhibitions, workshops, lectures, courses and concerts are a few of the activities offered by CaixaForum, which organises guided visits to the exhibitions and to the Modernista building.