Barcelona, a place for art & culture

The city of Barcelona is known worldwide. The beauty of its beaches, the mountains, the urban center and its old town attract people from all over the world. Fashion, gastronomy, culture and art are very present. This city is one of the great jewels of Spanish tourism, because of the diversity, its cosmopolitan spirit and the charisma that characterises it.

The architecture of Gaudi is one of the most striking things that the city has. You can feel the beauty of the Park Güell, its famous dragon decorated with trencadis in the middle of the great staircase. The most famous attraction made by the architect is the Sagrada Familia, a temple in which the culmination of his style is clearly perceived. Casa Batllo and Casa Mila are two of Gaudi’s masterpieces, located very close to each other, and where the organic style and his peculiar vision of modernism are very noticeable.

Barcelona is lucky to have a large number of museums where you can enjoy the art of many different times. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya is located in the Palau Nacional, an emblematic building of the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition. This museum houses the works from the 10th to the 20th Century, with its permanent collections: Romanesque and Gothic art, Renaissance and Baroque, but also Modern art. It contains photography, drawings, posters, and much more. The Museu Art Contemporani of Barcelona is located in the historic center of Barcelona. It has over 20,000 m2 dedicated to contemporary art. The MACBA has visual arts, cinema, music, dance, performance, dance and many events, as well as educational activities. Additionally, the Museu del Modernisme contains a collection of 350 works by 42 of the best artists of Catalan Modernism, including Josep Llimona, Joaquim Mir and Puig i Cadafalch. In this museum, you can see painting, sculpture, decorative arts and furniture.

You can also find foundations dedicated to a specific artist, such as the Fundacio Antoni Tapies, dedicated to the famous artist and located in a building by Lluis Domenech i Montaner, the Fundacio Joan Miro or the Fundacio Sunol.

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