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top 5 urban art galleries in barcelona

Updated: Apr 10

Grab your beret and let’s embark on a whirlwind art tour through 5 of the best Art Galleries in Barcelona! This city is a treasure trove of artistic wonders, and we’re about to uncover five incredible galleries that will make your creative soul dance with delight. So buckle up and let’s dive into the vibrant world of Montana, Artquemy, Base Elements, Canal Gallery, and Artevistas Gallery.

First stop, Montana Cans Shop and Gallery. Flagship store & gallery of the famous (and infamous) spray paint brand Montana Cans, born here in Barcelona. Explore their impressive range of spray cans and admire the captivating street art masterpieces in their gallery. This is a great spot to find inspiration their gallery where some of the biggest name street artists display their goods, and then to buy the materials to create your own masterpiece.

Next up, Artquemy. This brand new spot has been rocking the Born neighbourhood with it’s great vibes approach and excellent curation. Hosting international street and contemporary artists, there is an eclectic array of art to be found here. Plus you can be amongst the priveleged first to check out this gem as it is only a few weeks old. Their motto is ”Make Artists Happy Again” and the happiness and good vibes are tangible in this welcoming and colourful Artspot. As the owners Bernardo and Ian say – Our doors are always open like two abuelos!

As we move along we go to one of our favorite spaces in the city: Base Elements Urban Art Gallery. Nestled in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, this gallery is a kaleidoscope of urban art. As you step inside, get ready to be greeted by some of the resident artists who have their studios within the gallery. With 20 years of experience, the vibrant colors and bold expressions are matched only by the dashing personalities that frequent the space. This is why local graffiti superstar ‘Pez’ chooses Base as his personal Base gallery in the city. And hey, don’t forget to snap a few selfies with your favorite artist – it’s the perfect Instagram opportunity!

Close by you will find the Canal Gallery, a hidden gem tucked away in the Gothic backstreets. This gallery is a haven for contemporary art enthusiasts. From thought-provoking paintings to mesmerizing sculptures, Canal Gallery never fails to surprise and inspire. Having hosted diverse exhibitions which range from LGBTQ+ themed to ‘Woke Disney’ to hosting graffiti Legend ‘Cornbread’, the Canal Gallery is pushing boundaries and we can’t wait to see how far they go!

Last but certainly not least, we arrive at Artevistas Gallery, a true art lover’s paradise. Situated in a charming street in the Gothic Quarter, this gallery showcases a diverse collection of works from both established and emerging artists. You’ll find yourself immersed in a world where traditional techniques meet innovative concepts, where classical masterpieces cozy up to experimental creations. They work closely with local Graffiti Rockstar ‘Art is Trash’ as just one big name to drop.

But wait, the art adventure doesn’t end there! Barcelona itself is a living gallery, with stunning architectural marvels and whimsical street art waiting to be discovered around every corner. So why don’t you check out Artspace Tours offerings? We will open your eyes to the Art in the city like noone else, pointing out the hidden things that even locals miss. Who knows? You might stumble upon an impromptu mural or a captivating sculpture that will steal your heart.

So there you have it, fellow art aficionados: Base Elements, Canal Gallery, Artevistas Gallery, Artquemy and Montana Cans Shop, 5 of the best Art Galleries in Barcelona that will take you on an unforgettable journey through Barcelona’s creative soul. Let the colors ignite your imagination, the brushstrokes mesmerize your senses, and the sculptures transport you to a world of wonder. Barcelona’s art scene is calling – are you ready to answer the call? Let the art adventure begin!

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