How does the bohemian Barcelona of the 70′s and the contemporary art mix in?
More than a tour, this is an option to spice up your tour or extend it a bit longer.
You’ll be taken to this modernist apartment in Plaça Reial, an animated plaza with palm trees and fountains off la Rambla, housing a contemporary art gallery actively committed to the history and the social issues of the area.
You’ll be shown their collection, and as a plus, you’ll also learn about Ocaña, a bohemian artist from the 70′s who lived in that precise building. It’s not easy to describe this naif painter: anarchist, controversial, histrionic, bisexual, transvestite, showman and devote of the Asunción Madonna… Simply fascinating.
At the end of the visit you’ll be offered a glass of cava (local sparkling).[slideshow id=32]
The gallery’s goal is to open up their venue to visitors, and share their history with you. You will NOT be pushed to buy anything (otherwise, we wouldn’t have accepted to collaborate with them!). But of course, if you are into art and wish to make a purchase, you’ll be welcome to do it.
This activity can’t be booked by its own: it must be booked as part of a longer tour. Some examples:
Include in your itinerary: This activity mixes in beautifully as part of an Old Town tour (the itinerary will be modified in order to make room for the activity – all changes and exclusions will be agreed with you beforehand). Same applies for any other of our city tour itineraries.
Add an extra hour: If you don’t wish to make changes in your original itinerary, you can also add one extra hour to your tour, so there is time to visit the art gallery (if there was some time left after the visit, your guide will suggest other things to do/see to use the extra time).
Art Gallery Tour4€/personCONTACT US
- Plus your tour fee.
Tour is available: Mon – Fri from 10am to 2pm, and from 4.30pm to 8pm. Saturdays and weekdays outside of their opening hours, on request only.
Duration of this activity: 30 minutes.
Accessibility: This is an old building with no elevator. 3 flights of steps from the street level to the actual gallery.
DID YOU KNOW… That the name of this gallery comes from the fact that there are Seven Balconies in the apartment, overlooking Plaça Reial?[rps]