Modern Art Spaces in Barcelona


Barcelona is the city of Modern Art. There are a lot of places to discover, enjoy and even buy modern art!
You’ll find it not only in Museums but also in Art Galleries, Art Centres, Private Foundations, etc. Art is everywhere!
In most of those centres the entrance is free, so there are no excuses for not having a look on the ones we propose you.



1. Centre d'Art Santa Mònica

Address: Rbla. de Santa Mònica, 7
Telephone: +34 93 567 11 10 | Fax: +34 933 162 817
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 11-21
Saturday: free.
Free entrance


2. Centre Cultural Caixa Catalunya. Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Address: Pg. de Gràcia, 92 (08008)
Telephone: 934 845 979 | Fax: 934 845 889
E-mail: | web:
Open: Mon. - Sun.: 10am. - 8pm. (last admission 7.50pm.)
Guided tour: Mon. - Fri.: 6pm. | Groups must pre-book: 934 845 979
Free admission

3. Fundació "la Caixa": Sala Montcada

Barcelona modern art

Address: Montcada, 14
Telephone: 933 100 699 | Fax: 934 046 176
E-mail: | web:
Open: Tue. - Sat.: 11am. - 3pm. / 4pm. - 8pm. Sun. and public holidays: 11am. - 3pm. Closed: Mon.
Price: free admission.

4. La Capella de l'Antic Hospital de la Santa Creu

Address: Hospital, 56
Telephone: 934 427 171 | Fax: 934 411 664
Open: Tue. - Sat.: 12pm. - 2pm. / 4pm. - 8pm. Sun: 11am.- 2pm.
Price: free admission

5. Palau de la Virreina

Address: La Rambla, 99
Telephone: 933 017 775
Open: Tuesday to sunday and bank holidays, from 12 - 20h
Annual closing days:
1st January
1st May
25th and 26th from December

6. Galeria ADN

ADN (DNA in English) favours less-established contemporary artists, half of whom are locally based.
ADN support the worthy social projects of young architect Sergio Cirugeda who creates ingenious foldable homes that clamp to buildings or nestle in trees. 
Address : C/Enric Granados 49
Telephone: 93 451 00 64
Open:Tuesday - Friday: 10-14h / 16.30-20.00h
Saturday : 11-14h /17-00-20.30h
Monday: Scheduled visits.'
Free Entrance

7. Galeria Alejandro Sales

Sophisticated exhibitions are given in the space. High-profile painters José Cobo, Mark Cohen and Pep Duran are regulars.
Address : C/Julián Romea 16
Telephone : 93 415 20 54/ Fax: 93 415 65 33
Open: Oct-June 11am-2pm, 5-8.30pm Tue-Sat. July, Sept 11am-2pm, 5-8.30pm Tue-Fri. Closed Aug.
Free Entrance

8. Galeria Estrany. De La Mota

This cavernous basement is one of the most intriguing art spaces in the city: outstanding contemporary exhibitions, particularly in photography and film of artist like Esko Männikkö and Douglas Gordon.
Address: Ptge Mercader 18
Telephone: 93 215 70 51
Website :
Open:  Sept-June 10.30am-1.30pm, 4.30-8.30pm Tue-Sat. July 10.30am-1.30pm, 4.30-8.30pm Mon-Fri. Closed Aug.

9. Galeria H2O

Local architect Joaquim Ruiz Millet and writer Ana Planella founded this friendly Gràcia gallery in 1989.
Design and photography shows and book publications feature on the agenda.
Address: C/Verdi 152
Telephone: 93 415 18 01
Open Monday to Friday from 16h to 20h.

10. Galeria Joan Gaspar

Galeria of the celebrated Sala Gaspar, which exposed Pablo Picasso and all the celebrities of Barcelona like Joan Miró and Antoni Clavé are on display, among others
Address: Plaça Doctor Letamendi 1
Telephone: 93 323 08 48
Open Monday to Friday from 10h30-13h30 and 16h30-20h.
Website :

11. Galeria Maeght

In this old Renaissance Palace, you will find the sombre Spanish greats such as Antoni Tàpies, Eduardo Arroyo and Pablo Palazuelo.

Address: C/ Montcada 25
Telephone: 93 310 42 45
Open: 10am-2pm, 4-7pm Tue-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat. Closed 3wks Aug.
website :
Free Entrance


12. Galeria Nogueras Blanchard

Àlex Nogueras and Rebecca Blanchard have proven themselves adept at talent-spotting.
Artists Marine Hugonnier and Ignacio Uriarte regularly feature, Cuban artist Wilfredo Prieto is their main artist having won the Cartier Award in 2008
Address: c/ Xucla 7 
Telephone: 93 342 57 21
Open:  Sept-June 10.30am-7pm Tue-Sat. Closed Aug.
Free Entrance

13. Galeria Trama

The Galería Trama is an unassuming space, but it is the contemporary place and quietly displays some fabulous painting, photography and media work.
Address: C/Petritxol 8
Telephone: 93 317 48 77
Open:  10.30am-2pm, 4-8pm Tue-Sat. Closed Aug.
Website :

14.Kowasa Gallery

Iguapop gallery
Kowasa Gallery, located above a bookshop, exhibits historical and contemporary photography. Agustí Centelles, Joan Colom and Eugeni Forcano set the standards for contemporary Catalans, such as Toni Catany.
Address: C/Mallorca 235 Telephone: 93 487 35 88 Open: 11am-2pm, 5-8.30pm Mon-Sat. Closed Aug.
Website: Free Entrance


15. Projecte SD

Silvia Dauder is penchant for new photography and films, provocative and highly original shows. You'll enter intrigued, but emerge informed. Look out for Patricia Dauder and Pieter Vermeersch.
Address: Ptge Mercader 8 Telephone: 93 488 13 60Open Tuesday to Saturday from 11h - 19h



16. Sala Pares

Elegant Sala Parés, founded in 1840, is a grand, two-tier space that smells deliciously of wood varnish and oil paint. Conservative, figurative and historical paintings are the main staple.
Address : C/ Petritxol 5
Telephone: 93 318 70 20
Monday: 16h-20h
Tue-Fri: 10h30-14h and 16h-20h
Sat: 10h30-14h and 16h30-20h
Sun (Oct-Jun): 11h30-14h
Free Entrance



17. Tasneem Gallery

This gallery displays all kinds of contemporary African and Asian art, be it photography, paintings or furniture.
Address: C/ Castellnou 51
Telephone: 93 252 35 78
Monday:  Closed
Tuesday - Friday:  10:00 - 14:00 16:00 - 20:00
Saturday:  10:00 - 14:00
Free Entrance


Art Gallery Associations

1. Art Barcelona

Association comprising 21 contemporary art galleries involved in promoting artistic manifestations and disseminating cutting-edge art. They represent local artists and are the promoters of New Art, an art fair showcasing new young artists.

Address: Pl. Comercial, 3 (08003)
Telephone: 934 875 092 | Fax: 933 195 640

 2. Art Consell de Cent

Association consisting of 22 city-centre art galleries which embrace all kinds of artistic styles.

Galeria Kalós
Address: C/ Consell de Cent, 275 (08001)
Telephone: 933 238 067 | Fax: 933 238 067

3. Gremi de Galeries d'Art de Catalunya 

The Art Gallery Guild provides comprehensive information about art galleries throughout Catalonia.

Address: Rambla de Catalunya, 68, entl.- B
Telephone: 932 160 003 | Fax: 934 876 060