Art in Barcelona


In Barcelona there are museums of every sort: large, small, hidden in back streets, of international artists, science, sport, curiosities... and museums worth visiting just to see the building. Among the more curious collections are the automatons of Tibidabo, perfumes, waxworks, sewers, funeral coaches and others which most people in Barcelona don't know exist. Here we give a selection of the most important which, time and strength permitting, you could try to see.

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Temporary Exhibitions

There are more than 150 places where you can find temporary exhibitions of all types. From a bar such as the Café del Sol to La Pedrera, any space can suffice to display the work of a new or established artist. Here we suggest a few which are also in buildings of architectural interest.

Commercial Art Galleries

There are more than 100 commercial galleries selling works by both new and established artists. The greatest concentration is in the Eixample area. In Carrer Consell de Cent, between Carrer Aribau and Passeig de Gracia, you will find a lot. In the Barrio Gotico they are to be found in Carrer Avinyo, Canuda, Duc de la Victoria and others, the greatest concentration is in Carrer Petritxol (5) and Carrer Palla (3). Another zone is el Borne: in Carrer Montcada (near the Museo Picasso) and more in Carrer Antic Sant Joan, Carrer Sombrerers, Pl. Comercial and Carrer Rec.




Arts Center Santa Monica
Temporary exhibitions centers
Ciutat Vella - El Raval

In 1984, Santa Mónica, a former convent, built in 1636, was declared a historic-artistic monument of national interest and converted into a center

La Virreina
Temporary exhibitions centers
Ciutat Vella - El Raval

The Virreina Palace is home to the Department of Culture of the City of Barcelona and La Virreina Centre de la Imatge.

MEAM (Museu Europeu d'Art Modern)
Ciutat Vella - La Ribera / Born

The European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM, belongs to the Foundation de les Arts i els Artistes, whose objective is the promotion and dissemination o

Foundation Catalunya La Pedrera
Temporary exhibitions centers
Eixample Dreta

La Pedrera by Gaudí (from de UNESCO World Heritage Site) is

Museum Frederic Mares
Ciutat Vella - Barri Gòtic

We include this museum for two reasons: one for the collection of religious sculpture from Pre-Roman times until the XIX century (there is also a c