Barcelona has one of the most vibrant and cosmopolitan art scenes in Europe. It is a creative city with art its heart.
In addition to the legendary works of the artist Antoni Gaudí or the iconic Museu Picasso in Barcelona, you can find art galleries that are worth a visit. If you are passionate about cultural discoveries, here is a selection of unmissable art galleries.
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Launched in 2007, Galería Artevistas focuses on promoting young talent in contemporary art as a springboard for their promising careers and selected for their uniqueness. Furthermore, the gallery focuses on those artists who represent the art of tomorrow. There are more than 50 artists and houses a collection of over 800 works, featuring paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture in an eclectic array of styles and techniques.
Located in an impressive architectural setting in the Gothic Quarter, close to Las Ramblas, the gallery is housed in the same building where painter Joan Miró was born. The Artevistas Gallery presents, in two different spaces, its permanent collection and a temporary individual exhibition every six weeks.
Passage del Crèdit, 4
Galeria Joan Prats
Open since 1976, the Joan Prats gallery is one of the first galleries dedicated to the contemporary scene that opened its doors in Barcelona. Joan Prats, born in 1891, was a close friend of the famous artist Joan Miró. He organized famous exhibitions that included works by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso or Alexander Calder.
This art gallery is famous for having participated in the Arco and Art Basel events. The property is located near the city center of Barcelona.
Carrer de Balmes, 54
The main objective of the ADN Galería is to create a hybrid platform dedicated to both commercial intermediation and the promotion of current artistic trends. ADN also supports social and community projects such as that of the young architect Sergio Cirugeda, creator of the ingenious folding houses that nest in trees. It also supports emerging collectors, with permanent and personalized advice.
This art gallery located in the Eixample district and mainly promotes local artists.
Calle de Mallorca, 205
Galería Marlborough is present both in Madrid and Barcelona but also internationally since its first gallery was founded in London in 1946 by Frank Lloyd and Harry Fisher. This first gallery was a pioneer of German expressionism with artists such as Kokoschka and Freud. Today, the Barcelona space, open since 2006, exhibits national and international works.
Since its opening in Barcelona, it presents a solid program of monographic, collective and permanent exhibitions, as well as collaborative exhibitions in other cultural institutions throughout Spain. Marlborough showcases a highly respected roster of contemporary artists from Europe, the United States, South America, and Asia to the delight of art lovers.
Carrer d’ Enric Granados, 68
This postmodern gallery and workshop is located behind the Santa Caterina market. It is already worth a visit for its architectural design and multi-colored corrugated roof. From here, head over to Federico Bencini’s, where you’ll find a large space filled with fantastic monotype prints created in wood and metal. The workshop is shared with Raúl Pernia, a sculptor who will be happy to walk you through the process of creating the captivating works of art.
Carrer de les Semoleres, 10
Miscelanea is a 250 square meter multidisciplinary art space. Located in El Raval, this cultural space is a platform for emerging creators, where art, design and audiovisual creation come together in a visionary mix aimed at bringing contemporary art closer to the public. Its distinctive program is always open to innovative and independent ideas and activities, with 10 to 15 exhibitions per year by international and Spanish artists.
Established in 2004, the gallery has a regular program in which the exhibited projects are chosen through an annual open show and based on the expert advice of the association’s curator. Miscelanea also hosts experimental electronic sessions, small-format concerts, audiovisual and scenic shows, as well as festivals and workshops.
Carrer del Dr. Dou, 16
There is much more to Barcelona than its architecture. Enjoy these art galleries in the city and switch from the classic museums to immerse yourself in the heart of Spanish culture, like a local. And while you’re in town, why not see another cultural side to Barcelona with a Historical eBike Tour along the way.