Barcelona Art Overview

Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) - Museum in Barcelona

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.

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