The Barcelona Pavilion

Montjuïc Park
Architecture Tour

This pavilion, designed by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe for the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, is considered one of the most influential modernist buildings of the 20th century. The simple geometric structure realized in extravagant marble, red onyx, and travertine, and with two reflecting pools, has inspired countless homes and art galleries. The iconic Barcelona chair was also designed specifically for the building. The pavilion is located just below the National Museum of Catalan Art in Montjuïc Park and doesn’t take long to visit, but to truly appreciate Mies van der Rohe’s genius, book an architecture tour with a modern architecture expert. Tours from $100.

The Barcelona Pavilion
Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7Barcelona, Spain
34-9/3423-4016

More Things To Do in Barcelona

National Museum of Catalan Art

This museum represents over one thousand years of art in the region.
Parc de Montjuïc
Art Museum

Picasso Museum

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of the Spanish artist’s work.
Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Art Museum

MACBA

Barcelona’s contemporary art museum brings together works by Catalan, Spanish, and international artists from latter half of the 20th century.
El Raval
Contemporary Art Museum

Joan Miró Foundation

This foundation and modern art museum created by Miró was made to encourage young artists to get involved in contemporary art.
Montjuïc
Foundation + Modern Art Museum

La Pedrera After Hours

Experience one of Gaudi’s most famous modernist buildings without the crowds.
Dreta de l'Eixample
Private Tour

Concerts + Performances

Experience the Palau de la Música Catalana and the Gran Teatre del Liceu by tour, live performance, or show.
Various
Theater, Opera, Music

El Born

While much of Barcelona shuts down on Sunday, bohemian El Born stays very much alive.
Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera
Museums + Boutiques

Bike Tour and Tapas Cooking Class

With its mild Mediterranean climate, biking is a great way to see the city of Barcelona year round.
Various
Bike Tour + Cooking Class

Gaudi Trail

Visionary Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi’s (1852-1926) modernist buildings, seven of which are UNESCO World Heritage sites, dot the city of Barcelona. Visitors cans see them all by following the Gaudi Trail, a self guided walking route.
Various
Architecture

Yachting in the Mediterranean

One of the best ways to appreciate the Barcelona skyline is from the sea, on a 38-foot-long sailing yacht.
Yacht Tour

FC Barcelona Game

Football, or soccer as it’s known in the United States, is a religion in Spain. And FC Barcelona is the city's team.
Various
Sporting Event