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Art galleries in Ciutat Vella

Written by Aléxia Costa

Ciutat Vella is one of the most central neighborhoods in Barcelona, with lots to offer in terms of culture. There are a number of art galleries in this area where you can explore the local and international art scene, absolutely free of charge.

Related article: MACBA – Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art

More than observers

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Photo by: Pimthida via Visualhunt

All over the district, you can find practical art galleries where you participate in the cultural life of the city and also galleries outside the plastic arts world.

La Carbonería Drap Art, a gallery that promotes recycling as a form of art, culminating in creative and down-to-earth works from artists and amateurs from all over the world.

Address: Calle Groc, 1

At the Miscelanea art gallery, the goal is to promote exactly what the name suggests, a mixture of genres, meaning that they focus on the multidisciplinary arts, enhancing creative contemporary work and artistic expression, in every material, theme, and manifestation.

Address: Calle Guardia, 10

Hell gallery is a place designed for art professionals to stop being just visitors and observers. In here you can find a total freedom in the creation process that inspires the discovery of the inner artist.

Address: Cendra 8 Bis L-1

And if you’re in the mood to participate in an artistic workshop, a trip in nature or even test the public opinion in a painting contest, the Setba foundation is the answer. Open since 2007, little by little it became a multi-purpose space dedicated to the wonders of art.

Address: Plaça Reial, 10, 1-2

Urban art

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Photo via Visual hunt

If you’re a fan of the urban and street arts, Base Elements and Fousion have to be a part of your tour. Open since 2003, Base Elements focuses on new concepts and styles concerning graffiti, street, and urban art. There, you can find works on canvas, paper drawings and books.

Address: Carrer del Palau, 6

The Fousion gallery promotes urban and street art, genres like Pop Surrealism, Lowbrow, Illustration, among other divergent styles.

Address: Carrer de la Carassa, 4

Related article: Exploring Barcelona’s street art

The contemporary feeling of Barcelona

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Photo by: calafellvalo via VisualHunt

This is the natural Barcelona state-of-mind, contemporary art and groundbreaking artists. If you are a contemporary art lover, Ciutat Vella won’t disappoint. Besides the venues mentioned above, there are also spaces like Art 01, completely dedicated to Barcelona’s contemporary art, or Artevistas gallery that promotes talents from all over the world.

You can also find Trama, Villa del art, Àngels Barcelona and BCN Painting Route, which focus their collection on contemporary artists and make their goal to promote and spread the different cultural expressions. Plus, at Àngels Barcelona, there’s a constant debate about cultural and artistic practices.

With a different tone, we suggest that you save some of your time in Ciutat Vella to visit La Basilica, a perfume gallery with senses by master artisans that will awaken your emotions as much as an art gallery.

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About the author

Aléxia Costa

Aléxia Costa is a ghostwriter for both fiction and non-fiction.

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