A stop where you can visit the CaixaForum, located in an enormous Modernista factory from the early 20th century, the Barcelona Pavilion, a milestone of modern architecture, and the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, which offers one of Barcelona’s most emblematic nocturnal spectacles.
Architectural milestones and water choreographies
At CaixaForum you can enjoy ancient and contemporary art and participate in its numerous social and educational activities. This major cultural centre draws your attention due to its imposing architecture, given that it occupies a large Modernista factory designed by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Another architectural gem, in this case from the modern movement, is on the other side of the street: the Barcelona Pavilion, an exact reconstruction of the building designed by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe and Lilly Reich to represent the Weimar Republic at the 1929 International Exposition, considered to be one of the four canonical pieces of the modern movement.
After this architectural journey, at dusk nothing is better than relaxing with one of Barcelona’s most charming spectacles: the choreography of light and colour created by the water of the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc. It is located at the end of Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina, at the bottom of Montjuïc Mountain.