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Art galleries in Sant Martí

Written by Christine

Barcelona is a city that is known for its thriving art, culture and design scene. For decades many artists have made Barcelona their home, the city serving as a muse for creativity and artistry. Currently, you can find art almost anywhere that you look, but there are many art galleries in Sant Martí that are worth checking out for all of those looking for inspiration or acquiring a new piece for their collection.

Niu: espai artístic contemporani

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Photo by sherribear via Visualhunt

Niu is a spot for artists, art lovers, and anyone else that is interested in dipping into their creative side. This gallery is located in the heart of Poblenou, a neighborhood popular with locals and tourists alike to spend a holiday in Barcelona. This space is a gallery that displays contemporary art across different mediums created by local and non-local artists. There is a focus on visual art but also just as recognized is audio art, meaning that exhibits are designed to put audio and visual together. Niu carries out various activities and festivals throughout the year to invite the community to learn more about the art scene in Barcelona. Here, you can also partake in various workshops to learn more about different mediums, styles, and facets of art and design. Check out Niu’s website for upcoming activities or pass by the gallery to check out the stunning collection.

Address: Carrer dels Almogàvers, 208

Related link: Studying visual art in Barcelona

La Plataforma

La Plataforma is an art gallery that displays works of contemporary art in a welcoming neighborhood center focused on the fine arts. Here you can find rotating exhibitions of different artists and mediums, giving the public a chance to experience various styles of contemporary art. La Plataforma also serves as a studio for audio and visual art projects and a workshop to develop artistic techniques. Current exhibitions are featured on La Plataforma’s website, so be sure to check back often to see what the latest activities are at the gallery.

Address: Carrer de Pujades, 99

Related link: Exploring Barcelona’s street art

Art Gallery Chez Xefo

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Photo by Mystic Country CT via Visualhunt

Chez Xefo is a gallery located in Poblenou that regularly holds exhibitions and displays art across all mediums including painting, sculpture, audiovisual, and technology. The gallery holds various events and functions throughout the year to promote the arts and the artists that stand behind the work, in addition to the gallery itself. Chez Xefo hosts dinners at the gallery in which you can enjoy a nice meal and then, afterwards, peruse the art collection or the temporary exhibitions. Opportunities like these and other events are a great way to see the latest in Barcelona’s art scene as well as become familiar with one of the most important galleries in Sant Martí.

Address: Carrer de Badajoz, 46

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About the author


Christine is a traveler, teacher, writer, and beach-lover, exploring Barcelona one tapa at a time!

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