An exhibition space I visit regularly – (before they introduced an entrance fee I would sometimes re-visit the same exhibition three or four times) – is situated in La Pedrera – the famous apartment building designed by Gaudí.
They have an excellent exhibition programme with related talks, debates and activities.
Well worth a visit.
Though a tour of the building, and spectacular rooftop, will cost you € 18, entrance to the exhibition space is € 3.
The exhibition programme promotes a good balance of solo retrospectives and shows about movements or moments in art history. The shows, always accompanied with well-written notes, help you re-appraise or re-contextualize work by artists often overlooked because they didn’t quite fit with the prevailing mood or movement of the time. I’ve learned a lot about art from attending exhibitions here.
The staff here are friendly and helpful, and will look after your bags and coats at no charge. And, just so you know, the exhibition space has a public toilet, handy if you’re on the Paseo de Gràcia, as most of the cafés now only allow customers to use their facilities.
If you can understand Spanish it’s worth doing one of the free guided tours of the current exhibition on Fridays at 18:00.