Free art in Barcelona
Free art in Barcelona
It is known that museums, galleries and almost all kinds of cultural/artistic shows can leave you bankrupt in a blink of an eye. However, there are plenty of secret places and special days where you can enjoy free art in Barcelona.
TIP! First SUNDAY of every month you can go to MANY museums for Free! Take note – the first Sunday of every month many museums in Barcelona are Free! We recommend you to prepare a route and wake up earlier than usuall (if you’re not too hangover, of course…) in order to take the best out of this ocasion. Here’s some of the best museums you can visit without spending a cent:
MACBA: Contemporary Art
Situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in Raval, MACBA museum will delight all contemporary and minimalist art lovers (Skaters really dig it too. Go there and you will understand why!) The permanente collection dates from the mid 20th century, focusing on post 1945 Catalan and Spanish art (although some International artists are also represented). They have regulary highly ambitious temporary collections and also workshops, conferences, audiovisual activities, etc.
Adress: Plaza dels Angels, Raval, 1, Barcelona 08001
Metro: Universitat or Sant Antoni
MNAC: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
In this impressive building, located in Monjuic hill, you will be able to apreciate Catalan art from the 12th to the 20th centuries and a breathtaking view to the city. If you love ancient art, you will be amazed by the romanesque and gothic collection. Besides, here you will also find exclusive works of great painters such as Zurbarán, Velázquez and Rubens.
Adress: Parc de Montjuic Sants-Montjuic Barcelona 08038
Metro: Plaza España
Picasso Museum Barcelona
Right in the heart of Born neighborhood you will find one of Barcelona’s best treasures: the Picasso Museum. The unique talent of the young artist is revealed through the 4.249 works that make up the permanent collection plus the temporary collections. Queues tend to be veeery long, so you should buy the tickets online. After the visit, you can enjoy a nice coffee at Lilipep, right around the corner! Adress: Montcada, 15-23, Ciutat Vella Barcelona 08003 Metro: Jaume I Website: www.museupicasso.bcn.cat
Museu Marìtim de Barcelona
This museum, located at the southern edge of the Old Town and at the end of the Rambla, has a really intense collection of ship models along with many navigational tools. But the best part is the full-size replica of the Santa Maria on which Columbus sailed in 1492. After the visit, a walk around Port Vell will fit in perfectly!
Adress: Av Drassanes, 08001 Barcelona
Other interesting posibilities:
Museu de Carrossess Funebres
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Museu de la Música MUHBA
Museu d’história de Barcelona
Virreina Centre de la Imatge
Out of the radar Great Cultural Places – Free art in Barna
If you truly love art, this is a MUST! Here you will find the best rising talents of Barcelona. The doors are wide open and its totally free to take a look! Maybe you’ll even find a nice paiting to decorate your virgin bedroom walls…
Adress: Passatge del Crèdit, 4 (near Las Ramblas)
With such a crazy name, what should you expect? Eat Meat is a non- profit cultural organisation dedicated to the “art for laying bare contemporary obsessions [which include] mutations of form and essence, hybridisations, new visual engineering, the sickness of the soul, other rituals, the monstrous, the transgeneric and alterities”. For those with a… surrealistic taste!
Adress: Carrer Alzina, 20 (Grácia neighborhood)
Contemporary art, graphic design, urban design, street art and so much more… Mutt Art Gallery is also an amazing bookstore. Every month there’s a different exhibition and a masive change in decoration. So don’t judge things based on size… In this case, it doesn’t matter at all!
Adress: Carrer del Comerç, 15