Built in 1929 as the German pavilion for the Universal Exhibition, the building is simple in form but constructed with luxurious materials such as travertine marble.
The pavilion was dismantled in 1930 once the Exhibition had ended. Over time it became a key reference in the career path of Mies van der Rohe and for 20th-century architecture. As a result, the pavilion was rebuilt in 1980 and opened in 1986 on the original site.
It is one of the most important monuments of modern 20th-century architecture, and has been extensively studied and interpreted, as well as inspiring the work of several generations of architects. The pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, director of the Bauhaus, the centre for aesthetic reflection that changed the course of art and design in Europe.
The pavilion is constructed with glass, steel and four different types of marble: Roman travertine, green Alpine marble, ancient green marble from Greece and golden onyx from the Atlas Mountains.
Address: Avenida Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7
Buses: 13, 50
Metro: Espanya (L1 and L3)
Our hotels are situated in the city centre of Barcelona, strategically located in emblematic buildings from the city, close to the historical monuments from Barcelona and to the main cultural and shopping areas. If you stay in HCC St Moritz hotel you will find just a step away Passeig de Gracia; if you want to visit La Pedrera HCC Regente hotel is close to the building; HCC Montblanc hotel is located just in front the Palau de la Música and a few minutes from Picasso Museum, if you come to Barcelona to attend a fair or to see a concert HCC Lugano hotel is located near the Barcelona Trade Fair and to The Olimpic Ring, from HCC Taber hotel you will last 5 minutes walking to Plaza Catalunya, the best option close to the Sants station is HCC Open hotel; if you want to visit the Camp Nou or the F.C. Barcelona museum stay in HCC Covadonga hotel in Diagonal Avenue.
If you prefer to know other singular places from Catalunya come to the HCC Ciutat de Berga hotel situated in the heart of the city in the middle of the Pre-Pyrenees and HCC Montsia hotel is perfect to enjoy the Ebro Delta.