The building was designed as a hotel by Lluís Domènech i Montaner and completed in 1903. Today the building has been converted into a cultural center, home to the Fundación la Caixa. It contains a permanent exhibition of paintings by Anglada Camarasa. The building is one of the most important examples of Modernisme on the island, with a facade lavishly decorated with sculptures and ceramics. CaixaForum, the former Gran Hotel is the place where modern tourism in Palma began. The building’s interiors have been restored to house a contemporary art library and changing exhibitions. CaixaForum also periodically runs cycles of conferences, seminars, courses, concerts, performances and special events that help to prompt reflection on this changing world and better understanding both of our society and that of other cultures.