15 Apr Barcelona Pavilion
The Barcelona Pavlilion
Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the Barcelona International Exhibition of 1929, the Barcelona Pavilion was originally designed as German National Pavilion of the international exhibition and was used for the official opening of the German section. It has since become one of the most important and widely studied architectural designs of the 20th century.
Interestingly, the current structure is actually a copy of the original German Pavilion. As the original structure was intended for a temporary exhibition, the building was torn down less than a year after its completion. However, between 1983 and 1986 Spanish architect/designer Ignasi de Solà-Morales, Cristian Cirici and Fernando Ramos used the original plans along with black and white photos to reconstruct the Pavilion.
The Barcelona Chair
The famous Barcelona Chair was designd by van der Rohe especially for use in the German Pavilion. Since then, the Barcelona Chair has become a symbol of contemporary design. See the Barcelona Chair in its original environment inside the Barcelona Pavilion.
Opening Hours and Prices
Monday to Sunday: 10:00 to 20:00 h
General public: 5€
Children (under 16): free
Discounts (Bus turístic, Barcelona Card, Barcelona City Tour): 20% reduction
for group rates and other offers check the official website.
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7
Tel: 93 423 40 16
Where to Stay
Just down the street from the Barcelona Pavilion is the award winning Barcelona Hostel Sant Jordi Hostel, Mambo Tango. Ideally located at the base of the Montjuic Mountain, Sant Jordi Hostel Mambo Tango is just 15 minutes walking from the Barrio Gotico & Las Ramblas; 10 minutes from Plaza España, the MNAC museum & the Font Montjuic; and a 5 minute ride on the funicular to the top of the Montjuic Mountain. The Sant Jordi Mambo Tango Hostel is a stylish Barcelona Boutique Hostel with a laid-back, international atmosphere, friendly staff and great facilities. It is a hostel though. So, be ready to make some new friends and have a great time.