If you are an art fan visiting Barcelona, you are in for an exciting ride! In this city, you will find hundreds of museums, sculptures and street art by famous and aspiring artists.
If you are traveling on a budget and can’t afford to visit a lot of museums, you can get your art fix by going to local galleries. Don’t know where to begin? Try some of ShBarcelona’s picks for the best art galleries to visit for free in Barcelona.
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3 Punts Galeria
3 Punts Galeria works to promote contemporary art, with a special focus on new artists, displaying their work along with works of famous creators. The gallery also organizes solo shows and other artistic events.
3 Punts Galeria is located at Carrer d’Enric Granados, 21. The best way to get there is by taking the red line (L1) or the purple line (L2) of the subway, exiting at Universitat.
Founded by writer Ana Planella and architect Joaquim Ruiz Millet, H20 exhibits works of photography and design.
Galeria H2O is located at Carrer Verdi, 152. The best way to get there is by taking the green line (L3) of the subway, exiting at Lesseps.
Founded in London over fifty years ago, Marlborough is a pioneer art gallery that became famous for exhibiting the works of German expressionists and representing some of the most famous name in the art world, like Francis Bacon, Oskar Kokoschka and Lucian Freud. Later on, Marlborough started opening galleries in different cities in the world, like New York, Barcelona and Madrid.
Marlborough specializes in purchasing and selling antique paintings, modern paintings, and sculptures from the nineteenth and twentieth century.
Marlborough is located at Carrer Enric Granados, 68. The best way to get there is by taking the green line (L3) of the subway, exiting at Diagonal.
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Galeria Joan Prats
Galeria Joan Prats represents an impressive collection of national and international contemporary artists, showcasing their work in important art fairs like Art Basel-Miami Beach, Arco art fair and Art Basel.
Galeria Joan Prats is located at Carrer de Balmes, 54. The best way to get there is by taking the green (L3) or yellow (L4) line of the subway, exiting at Diagonal.
Owned by local entrepreneur Emilio Álvarez, Àngels Barcelona shows photography and video pieces. The gallery represents names like Pep Agut, Mireia C. Saladrigues, Pedro G. Romero and Richard T. Walker. Álvarez also owns Room Service Design, an interior design gallery/store, next door to his main gallery.
Àngels Barcelona is located at Carrer del Pintor Fontury, 27. The best way to get there is by taking the green line (L3) of the subway, exiting at Liceu.