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2 Nov

Art Galleries & Open Art Spaces

There is no right or wrong time to appreciate art, but it is true that it is much more tempting to visit museums and galleries when the weather is a bit colder and when there is an opportunity for free entrance. Enjoy our recommendations for best art spaces close to center and our hostel.

DO NOT Forget:
First Sundays of each month are always special, check out the museums offering free entrance that day.

For the other days you can enjoy free entrance for particular art spaces:
12 February: The Feast of Santa Eulàlia
18 May: International Museum Day
24 September: The Mercè Festival

Palau Robert
http://palaurobert.gencat.cat/en/exposicions/Espais/index.html
Do not miss the great activities, performances and exhibitions in this amazing building surrounded by a lovely garden.

Fundacio Antoni Tapies
https://fundaciotapies.org/exposicions/
Fascinating from outside, even more interesting inside: The museum also gives a place for different events and exhibitions as well as a great collection of artist’s.

CCCB: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
http://www.cccb.org/en/exhibitions
Welcoming different disciplines, Spain’s largest center for culture is definitely a “must-to-see”.
Free: Every Sunday between 3PM and 8PM.

MACBA: Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
https://www.macba.cat/en/exhibitions
A meeting point of conceptual art lovers and skaters: One of the most popular stops in one of the most interesting neighbourhoods of the city.
Free: Saturdays from 4PM to 8PM and on Exhibition opening nights.

Picasso Museum
http://www.museupicasso.bcn.cat/en
A home-like place to see artist’s works during his development years.
Free: Every Thursday afternoon from 6PM to 9.30PM and the first Sunday of each month, from 9AM to 7PM.

Eurpoean Museum of Modern Art
https://www.meam.es
In the great building of Palau Gomis, MEAM features a remarkable collection of figurative artworks from 20th and 21st century.

Fundación Foto Colectania
http://www.fotocolectania.org/es/exhibition
A heaven for photography lovers and enthusiasts!

La Virreina Centre de la Imatge
http://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/lavirreina/en
Spend an amazing couple of hours full of art in one of the most remarkable buildings in the middle of La Rambla.
Free: Everytime!

Filmoteca de Catalunya
http://www.filmoteca.cat/web/
Check out the international film exhibitions of Filmoteca, a place with a great film archive and full of respect to cinema.

CaixaForum Barcelona
https://caixaforum.es/barcelona/exposiciones
A new look to European contemporary art in a former textile factory building located in Parc de Montjuïc.

Joan Miró Foundation
https://www.fmirobcn.org/en/
At the heart of the Parc de Montjuïc, as a work of art itself the building hosts a remarkable art collection including Miró’s works.

MNAC: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
http://www.museunacional.cat/en
Nothing needed to say but the slogan of the museum: ‘One museum, a thousand years of art’.
Free: Every Saturday after 3PM and first Sunday of each month!
Centre d’Art Santa Mònica
http://artssantamonica.gencat.cat/es/index.html
In an amazing place where La Rambla and port meets, Arts Santa Mònica gives a chance to glimpse at the works of contemporary Catalan artists from a large variety of disciplines.
Free: Everytime!