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Bookmark Barcelona's Art Hubs

A city brimming with galleries, art, culture and cool coastal flair, Spain's Barcelona offers so much more than just Gaudi. Baroque, Renaissance and even Art Deco architectural styles rub shoulders with sleek Modernisme, while inside art, culture and a celebration of all things Iberian and creative grow with effortless style and international acclaim.

Browse these sun-kissed streets and bookmark each culture den - this is Barcelona's must-see art edit.

Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37
08018 Barcelona
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With more than 250 pieces, including cooking utensils, decor objects, furniture, videos and photographs, this museum specializes in the important link between culture, food, drink, history, architecture, interior and industrial design. The museum, which focuses on 4 main design mediums — space design, package design, information design and fashion — is the best place to understand Spain’s contemporary design culture. 

MACBA

Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona
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This vast Richard Meier-designed building holds Catalonia's most important collection of contemporary art, and is a must visit.

CCCB

Carrer de Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona
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A vibrant cultural space beloved by locals as well as visiting curators, this space hosts a range of top exhibitions, concerts, films and lectures. Be sure to check their website for this season’s fascinating programming!

Joan Miró Foundation

Parc de Montjuïc, s/n,
08038 Barcelona
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Hosting the largest collection of works from one of Spain’s most famous visual artists, this museum in the Parc de Montjuic was actually resigned by Miro's closest friend, the architect Josep Lluis Sert. It is widely considered to be one of Barcelona's greatest architectural highlights.

Parc Güell

08024 Barcelona
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Designed by Gaudi in the early 1900s, here you can walk among the architect's immersive designs and tile work as you enjoy a picnic in the shaded gardens. 

Mercat de Santa Caterina

Av. de Francesc Cambó, 16
08003 Barcelona

This eye-catching, undulating roof of colorful ceramic tiles covers a 19th century market redesigned in 2005 by Catalan architect Enric Miralles. Here, sample an array of meat, fish, and produce vendors while you shop for authentically Spanish souvenirs. 

ARTS SANTA MÒNICA

La Rambla, 7
08002 Barcelona
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Located in a former convent, this exhibition space explores the unique relationship between art, science and communication while celebrating the rich artistic culture of Barcelona.

LA VIRREINA CENTRE DE L’IMATGE

La Rambla, 99
08001 Barcelona
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Inside a restored palace, this exhibition space dedicated solely to photography and audiovisual exhibitions provides a quiet space in the bustling city to contemplate the nature of art and life.

For the only place to stay in Barcelona saunter along Passeig de Gracia until you reach famed style den, Hotel Omm - you'll know it by its iconic facade - and enter inside for cultured cool, Michelin-star food and fellow cool cat creatives. 

EDITOR'S JOURNAL EDIT

For more galleries for you culture kids to bookmark have a peek at our travel journal and Lisbon's MAATCote D'Azur's Villa Noailles and Austria's hub of contemporary art, Ankerbrotfabrik (The Old Bread Factory).

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