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The best art galleries in Barcelona

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Barcelona is a city that breathes culture. There is art in every corner and its public agenda is full of artistic events. It has been and still is the birthplace of great artists, center of large exhibitions and an inexhaustible source of inspiration for many pieces of art.

Therefore, it is not surprising that you can find many interesting galleries here, especially if you are passionate by the world of arts, beyond the great museums and cultural centers. What follows is a selection of the art galleries we consider the best in Barcelona… discover them all!

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Galería Marlborough

(Calle Enric Granados, 68. 8 minutes walking from the hotel.)

Of international fame, Frank Lloyd and Harry Fisher, who later joined by the current Duke of Beaufort in 1948, David Somerset, originally founded this gallery in London in 1946.

In 2006, its headquarters opened in Barcelona. Since then, together with its other headquarters in Madrid, they have hosted numerous exhibitions of renowned artists such as Soledad Sevilla, Tanadori Yamaguchi, Joaquín Barón and Lucio Muñoz, among others.

Galería Mayoral

(Calle del Consell de Cent, 286. 10 minutes’ walk from the hotel.)

This gallery is specialized in modern and postwar art. Founded in 1989 in Barcelona with the help of the families of many of the avant-garde artists of the twentieth century, including great names such as Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí.

The projects carried out in this gallery are created under a strict research and documentation procedure in which foundations and institutions dedicated to preserving the work of these historic artists also collaborate.

One of the initiatives promoted by the Mayoral, for example, is the Miro’s Studio project, which incorporates several elements to recreate the atmosphere that was lived and felt in his studio and that served as an inspiration to the artist

Galería Senda

(Carrer de Trafalgar, 32. 10 minutes by car from our hotel.)

This gallery defines itself as a space that feels a true passion for creativity. Its main goal is to value and support new national and international talents, without losing the individual value that makes them different from each other.

Founded in 1991, it is currently also involved in different projects related to the world of art and the presentation of new talents, in addition to serving as an exhibition center. This year, for example, he has participated in LOOP Barcelona, an international fair dedicated to video art, and in the Talking Galleries, which seek to promote the development of the industry.

Galería Àngels

(Calle Pintor Fortuny, 27. 10 minutes by car from the hotel.)

A Gallery located at the epicenter of contemporary art in Barcelona, specifically in Pintor Fortuny street 27 of the mythical neighborhood of El Raval, very close to the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona.

Galería Àngels was born in 2007 because of the experience of its founders in their former Gallery known as Galería Dels Ángels, active from 1995 to the same year 2007. The works and artistic projects found in their space are characterized by skepticism and criticism practices on its own artistic medium.

Some of the artists who exhibited their works here are Pep Agut, Jorge Ribalta, Daniela Ortiz, Michael Snow, VACCA, Mabel Palacin, Mireia C. Saladrigues and Alexandra Navratil.

From our hotel in Paseo de Gracia we encourage you to plan a tour of one of these spectacular galleries that contribute so much to the culture and development of national and international artists.

On your route, you can stop to rest and have a snack – or a delicious dinner – in one of the restaurants of Grupo Tragaluz. Practically next to the Àngels Gallery, for example, is the Lobo Bar, specifically located on Pintor Fortuny Street 3. Here you can taste delicious tapas, breakfasts, dinners and an ideal lunchtime menu either inside the premises or at your more than pleasant terrace in one of the most cheerful squares in the area.

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