In 1984, Santa Mónica, a former convent, built in 1636, was declared a historic-artistic monument of national interest and converted into a center for temporary exhibitions, which is managed by the Generalitat de Catalunya. It was restored by the architects Helio Piñon and Albert Viaplana with the idea of using modern materials, but taking into account and integrate the architecural changes, that have been made since the seventeenth century. The most remarkable and characteristic element of Arts Santa Monica is the access through the outer ramp that allows a privileged view over the Ramblas and serves as well as a big terrace.
A multidisciplinary cultural space
The Arts Santa Mónica is a center for exhibitions, that organizes the activities and exhibitions from a variety of creative disciplines: audiovisual arts, performing arts, music, new digital formats, science, literature, thought, design, architecture, fashion and even gastronomy.
Opening hours of the Arts Santa Mònica (2023)
- Tuesday to Sundays and holidays: 11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
- Monday closed, except holidays
- Closing days: December 25 and 26, January 1 and 6, Good Friday and May 1.
- December 24 and 31: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where is it?
How to get there
Metro: L3 Drassanes
Bus: 14, 59, 64, 91, 120, D20, H14, N0, N6, N9, N12, N15