Mies van der Rohe pavilion

Bauhaus coes to Barcelona - the Mies van der Rohe pavilion

The Mies van der Rohe pavilion was designed in 1929 as the German pavilion for the International Exposition, and is an icon of modernist architecture. To top it all off van der Rohe also designed the iconic Barcelona chair to showcase here.

The €5 entry price is a bit steep however: the pavilion is much smaller than today’s standard wedding-cake brick veneer McMansion. While the modernity, the sight lines, and materials are impressive, unless you’re an architecture tragic, it’s probably not a destination in and of itself; visit in conjunction with the MNAC or the Caixa Forum across the road.