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).

3 Punts Galeria

Carrer d’Enric Granados 21

+34 (0)93 451 23 48

http://www.3punts.com

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.

contemporary art at ADN Galeria

Carrer d’Enric Granados 49

+34 (0)93 451 00 64

http://www.adngaleria.com

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.

Galeria Marlborough

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.

art exhibition at Sala Parés gallery

5) Haimney

All works here are by artists residing in Barcelona, with international backgrounds and many different styles. Thanks to Barcelona’s cosmopolitan charisma, even small galleries like this one can attract famous artists; at the time of writing, Haimney was showing work by the American artist Wayne E. Campbell.

art exhibition at Haimney gallery

Carrer de Trafalgar 70

http://www.haimney.com

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