Art is Everywhere: Museums, Galleries, and Street Art in Barcelona
Collected by Chris Ciolli, AFAR Local Expert
Barcelona is an art-lover's dream. Beyond the striking architectural art that is practically everywhere, public art and graffiti are around every corner. Then there are the museums and galleries--dedicated to all eras and styles of art.
Calle Casp, 86, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Rambla del Raval, 17-21, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
In May, my husband and I visited one of my favorite European cities, beautiful Barcelona. Because it was a beautiful spring day we took the long walk from our hotel near La Rambla all the way to the amazing Sagrada Familia, designed by the...
Rabla de las Flores, s/n, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Amble down La Rambla, stopping to admire fresh flowers, original artwork, and Barcelona souvenirs at your leisure. Watch living statues come to life when you drop a euro in their cups—most will pose with passersby, for a price, of course....
El Raval, Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is fast becoming a street-art haven. Long since a capital of creativity and modernity, today some of the most beautiful example's of daily life are seen not within the museum doors, but painted on vacant buildings, trash cans, or...
Carrer de Villarroel, Barcelona, Spain
Covered in a very stylized graffiti of a massive tree, La Carbonería is the best-known Okupa house in town. Okupas are people that "occupy" abandoned buildings and spaces throughout Europe in an effort to protest the economic difficulties in...
Carrer de l'Escar, 26, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
Stroll along Barcelona's boardwalk and catch a sea breeze in between snapping shots of outdoor sculptures like this couple closely resembling mer-folk by Lautaro Diaz Silva. There's also a giant copper-colored shrimp by Javier Mariscal,and the...
Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
Check out abstracts from the fifties, European pop and avant-garde from the seventies, and a great collection of current pieces. This modern white cement and glass building—designed by Richard Meier—houses art by Spanish, Catalan, and...
Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
On the mountain of Montjuic is the elegantly designed Foundació Joan Miró, a museum chronicling the life of the talented painter, sculptor, and ceramicist. Rejecting conventional methods as "bourgeois," Miró sought simplicity as the carefully...
Passatge de Mercader, 10, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
In Barcelona's fashionable El Born neighborhood, unassuming neighborhood shops can surprise you with unique finds. At Antic & Modern, collectors can buy original works of art by world-renowned Catalan artists like Dalí, Miró and Tàpies, as well as...
Carrer d'Enric Granados, 49, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
If contemporary and unusual art are your passion, ADN Galería might just be the Barcelona gallery space for you. With interesting sculptural and 2-dimensional art, as well as multi-media installations, this gallery seems to specialize in edgy and...
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