The Palau Victòria Eugènia, located very near to the fountains in Montjuïc, is to be remodelled and used as a venue for culture and art. The building is the work of the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch and was built between 1918 and 1923 for the International Expo in 1929. Half of the space will be used for large temporary exhibitions. The conversion to put the building to cultural use comes courtesy of an agreement with Fira de Barcelona.
The City Council and Fira de Barcelona have reached an agreement to remodel the Palau Victòria Eugènia, the use of which had been granted to the trade fair company up until 2025. As part of a deal which will formally be signed in September, the building will be remodelled and half of the space used to give the city a greater profile on the international temporary exhibition circuit.
According to the four-year agreement, the Institute of Culture will pay 25 million euros to Fira de Barcelona to fund the remodelling work. The other half of the space will be used by Fira de Barcelona for trade fairs and commercial initiatives.