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Art Museum
“The Fundación Antoni Tàpies is a museum and cultural center dedicated mainly to the life and work of the Catalan painter Antoni Tàpies. One of my favorites”
36 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“This building (in the centre) is of particular significance as it is a prime example of the Modernisme style of architecture in Barcelona and is regarded as one of the most important modernist buildings in the city.”
30 locals recommend
Art Gallery
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“A cosy place, ideal to have breakfast while enjoying ​art, and great environment. Ideal as well to work while having a coffee ”
48 locals recommend
Art Museum
“More than 2,000 m2 of gallery space showcase almost one thousand exhibits, including sarcophagi, mummies, jewellery and amulets, to give us a greater understanding of everyday life and the prevailing customs of the ancient civilisation of the Pharaohs. The Museu Egipci de Barcelona runs guided tours of its collections led by Egyptologists, which are essential in order to give visitors a greater understanding and knowledge of Egyptian culture and civilisation. In addition to the permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions, the museum also organises other activities which enable visitors to enjoy the collections in an entertaining, fun way. These activities include night-time guided tours featuring re-enactments of scenes by actors. Another of the activities is the Eternal Banquet ("Banquet Etern"), a guided tour centring on Egyptian cuisine which gives visitors the opportunity to taste products that were part of the diet of this ancient civilisation.”
10 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museum with a collection of Catalan modernist paintings, sculptures, furniture & decorative arts.”
10 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Elaborate family home built by Domènech i Montaner in the early 1900s in the Modernisme style.”
19 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This foundation offers an attractive program of top international exhibitions related to painting and photography. The paintings are focused heavily on the beginning of modern art, so you’ll see a lot of familiar works from the late 19th century and early 20th century. I’m always impressed by the quality of their programming. The foundation is housed in the Casa Garriga i Nogués, which was built in 1904 for a banker. Stand in the main entry hall on the marble stairs under the big skylight and imagine the daily life he and his family lived here until the civil war in 1936.”
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“You wouldn’t think pets were allowed at this unusual concept store, one of the city’s most avant-garde places with three different spaces dedicated to art, food, and fashion. But you’ll always find trendsetters there hanging around with their trendy dogs—the bigger, the better. Wer-Haus is located in an old garage, so there’s plenty of space! Brands like Lemaire, Raf Simons, and Études make it one of the chicest places in town. There’s also a wonderful selection of art and photography books. We’re surprised by the visual displays and we visit whenever we want to get inspired by emerging artists.”
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“This lovely local gallery exhibits work by both established and emerging artists. A real hub for contemporary art in Barcelona.”
2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Collectors can buy original works of art by world-renowned Catalan artists like Dalí, Miró and Tàpies, as well as housewares and decorative objects by designers like Phillipe Starck and Frank Ghery. ”
1 local recommends
Book Store
1 local recommends
Art Gallery
“Everyone was excited when Rocío Santa Cruz opened this gallery in 2015. It represents some of Spain’s most interesting audiovisual artists. Check out Miguel Trillo—who chronicled La Movida Madrileña counterculture back in the ’80s—to late fashion photographer Oriol Maspons to young filmmaker Lois Patiño, who showcases his most avant-garde work here. Rocío Santa Cruz is well known in the local art world, having been in charge of Raiña Lupa for many years, which was a gallery that doubled as an independent publishing house and organized events like Arts Libris, an independent book fair.”
1 local recommends