Barcelona has lots to offer to the eager explorer. Besides its fine restaurants, golden beaches, colourful architecture and a wide selection of museums, the city also has an array of art galleries.
If you want to get a real taste of Barcelona’s local artists you won’t really find it at the big galleries; you’ll have to stray a little further afield. Each neighbourhood has its own unique communities of artists and places where their works are on display. Gracia is one of the best known for this, and has a great selection of art galleries definitely worth checking out. Here are our top 4:
PLOM art gallery
PLOM art gallery focuses solely on the work of minors. It is their aim to showcase and promote the talent of young artists; to give them a stage within the adult world of art. There’s no shortage of talented young artists in Barcelona, and PLOM have created the perfect place to see them. They have many colourful paintings on show, and surprisingly thought-provoking pieces as well.
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Galeria Safia is an all round art gallery. It focuses on mainly contemporary art, but in all it’s forms. They have many works on display, ranging from paintings and sketches, through to sculptures and photography. Here they aim to encourage collaboration between emerging artists and more established ones.
Located on Carrer d’Astúries, Andreu Marcs is a somewhat different art gallery. It features a whole array of colourful paintings and drawings, each with very powerful and vivid imagery. As soon as you walk into the place you are bombarded with powerful, stirring creations, such as his selection of charcoal nudes, amongst other oil paintings and pencil sketches. It is well worth a visit if you want a glimpse into the workings of this innovative artist.
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