Barcelona Art Galleries
(Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain)
Well known for its strong associations with famed Modernist architect and artist Antoni Gaudi (1852 to 1926), the city of Barcelona showcases the works of many local Spanish Catalan artists at its various art galleries. Established in 1998 and located next to the campus of the University of Barcelona (Universidad), the Fundación Francisco Godia offers the chance to appreciate some medieval art, highly ornamental ceramics, religious paintings and contemporary drawings.
Other notable galleries in Barcelona include the Galeria Brok, the Galeria d'Art Manuel Barbié and the Centre Culturel Fundació La Caixa, all of which are free to enter.
Fundación Francisco Godia (Francisco Godia Foundation)
Address: Diputació 250, (between Balmes and Rambla Catalunya), Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 (0)93 272 3180
Exhibiting a wide range of paintings, sculptures and pottery, the Fundación Francisco Godia gallery contains an outstanding collection of art works. Highlights include old, Romanesque sculptures, paintings by many well-known artists and some pottery from the Middle Ages. Passeig de Gràcia is the nearest train stop.
Open hours: Monday, Wednesday to Sunday - 10:00 to 20:00
Address: Pau Claris 167, Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 (0)93 215 5535
The Galeria Brok is probably one of the best art galleries in the city, displaying ancient art and interesting collections of old paintings. The gallery also sells antique furniture with pieces from other countries in Europe. The nearest train station is Passeig de Gràcia.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 13:30 and 16:00 to 20:00
Galeria d'Art Manuel Barbié
Address: Consell de Cent 321, Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 (0)93 487 4453
Specialising in ancient art, this important art gallery is located in the L'Eixample area of the city, close to other galleries. With exhibits including paintings, sculptures, drawings and archaeological artifacts, the gallery is easy to reach by bus.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 14:00 and 17:00 to 20:30
Centre Culturel Fundació La Caixa (La Caixa Foundation Cultural Centre)
Address: Passeig de Sant Joan 108, Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 (0)93 476 8600
With exhibitions of paintings, sculptures, ceramics and photographs, the Centre Cultural Fundació La Caixa is housed in a modernist building, which is one of the most unusual buildings in the city. This gallery features work by national and international artists and exhibitions are varied. There is also a program of activities, which includes workshops for both adults and children. Verdaguer is the nearest train station.
Open hours: Tuesday to Saturday - 11:00 to 20:00, Sunday - 11:00 to 15:00
Address: Passeig de Gràcia 98, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 (0)93 496 1032
Established in July 2002 and opened to the public since May 2007, this foundation exhibits the contemporary art collection owned by Josep Suñol. There are over 1,200 pieces in the collection by such artists as Salvador Dalí, Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 16:00 to 20:00
Admission: charge, discounts available for students and seniors, children 12 years old and under are free