Info Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, affectionately known by locals as the MACBA, is located at Plaça dels Angels, 1, in Barcelona's Raval district. In 1986, Barcelona City Council commissioned architects Richard Meier & Partners to design this contemporary art museum despite the controversial fact that the museum had ... more
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
Reviewed by Geraldine L.
"Excellent place for sit in an indoor/outdoor garden in the middle of the city, just a simple coffee or a jag of beer. They also have fantastic show an ..." more
Carrer de Verdaguer i Callís, 12
Party Earth Review Coffee, tea, books, and art are the core ingredients at Lletraferit, all folded inside a spoken-word burrito and topped off with a hearty dollop of cocktails. The front room offers a great view onto the narrow but always bustling Joaquín Costa Street, at the same time shielding patrons from city noise, making it an ideal ... more
Carrer de Joaquín Costa, 43
Info The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, known as the CCCB, is one of the most visited exhibition centers in Barcelona, Spain and is located at Montenegre, 5. The building that houses the CCCB contains 15,000 square meters of space, 4,000 of which are dedicated to exhibitions. The remaining space is home to an ... more
Party Earth Review Inaugurated in 1995, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is a vast white temple to modern art designed by American architect Richard Meier, but it’s the space around the building, including the Plaça dels Àngels, which has become a daily hangout for hordes of young people ... more
Plaça dels Àngels
Barcelona is objectively one of the most uniquely beautiful cities in Europe. Picturesquely situated on the Mediterranean coast, and boasting over 2,000 years of historically significant additions to the continuously growing metropolis, Barcelona’s incredible art culture lies not only in its creative ingenuity but also in its personality.
Famous for the architectural achievements of Antoni Gaudí, such as La Sagrada Familia, and the mind bending works of the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, a look throughout the city makes it clear that Barcelona isn’t devoid of options for art lovers. Add in the contributions by other Spanish artists such as Joan Miro and Pablo Picasso and a compelling case could be made for Barcelona as an artistic destination.
While other cities can lay claim to similar resumés when it comes to their aesthetic appeal, what sets Barcelona’s art scene apart is its alternative youth movement that centers on music, skateboarding, and street art. Neighborhoods like Barri Gótic and El Raval are heading the movement to cover the city in graffiti - but it isn’t just tagging.
Homage to some of Spain and Barcelona’s most famous people and events can be found in the form of graffiti in every neighborhood. It’s even rumored that the famous artist Banksy has found Barcelona fit to grace it with one of his priceless pieces.