Mies Van der Rohe Pavilion

  • Architecture
  • Open Air
  • Culture

The Mies van der Rohe Pavilion opened for the first time on June 2, 1986, instantly becoming the reference point for the Modern Movement.

Basic Info
Avinguda de Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7

Metro: L1 (Red) & L3 (Green) - Espanya

Handicap-accessible facilities

The building was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and originally served as the German Pavilion during the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition. The structure was originally designed to host the official reception presided over by King Alfonso XIII along with the German authorities. Its innovative architectural structure manifested a radical break in spatial design and had a major influence on the development of the city’s urban landscape.

To mark the occasion, in 1983 the City Hall created the Mies van der Rohe Foundation and began a project to rebuild the German Village, using only original materials, sourced the same way as they were originally, back in 1929: glass, steel, and four different types of stone and marble.

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation regularly hosts traveling exhibitions that document its namesake’s architectural accomplishments and accolades, and explore general themes in modern and contemporary architecture and design.

  • Modernism defined

    Mies's modernist buildings are a true pleasure to be in. To those saying it's overpriced, you must be hard pressed for 5€. I spent over an hour in here sitting and looking at all the marble details. A true masterpiece.

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Areas of barcelona Sants-Montjuïc

Sants-Montjuïc, located on the southern end of the city, is Barcelona’s largest district, abutting the municipalities El Hospitalet de Llobregat and El Prat del Llobregat. It comprises various neighborhoods, each with its own character, like the formerly industrial areas of Sants, Hostafrancs, Poble-sec, and La Bordeta, as well as the port area and the Zona Franca Customs Authority. And it’s home to one of Barcelona’s most popular green spaces, the mountain of Montjuïc, crowned by a castle that defended the city’s coast in times past.

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