The 5 most important art galleries in Barcelona
1) 3 Punts Galeria
The art-lover will find it convenient that in Barcelona so many good galleries can be found in the same street. Walking uphill from Plaça Universitat, Galería 3 Punts is your first stop. Young and established artists get confronted with each other in the shows here (circa seven per year).
2) ADN Galeria
Next up is adn galeria (that’s Spanish for dna), a gallery with a penchant for sociopolitically active young artists. It also wants to be a platform, inviting artists for performances and organising talks about the links between art and society.
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3) Galeria Marlborough
The Marlborough gallery started in 1946 in London. Now they have galleries in Chile, Florida, Monaco and Barcelona (among other cities). Apart from a cutting-edge collection, they also boast a beautiful presentation place, bright and homely at the same time.
4) Sala Parés
How surprising, to find an art gallery in a street like this – Petritxol is known as ‘chocolate street’ and tends to be bursting at the seams with tourists. Sala Parés promotes contemporary art by Spanish artists and emerging foreign artists. Created in 1991 (then under the name Galería Trama) and now very well established.
Since 2002, ProjecteSD has been carving out its niche by on one hand combining well-known international artists with upcoming local talent, and on the other hand focussing on artist’s books, building its own exclusive collection. Situated in lovely Passatge de Mercader, it’s worth a visit for the surroundings as well.
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