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The Gallery

Sala Parés regularly exhibits the latest works of 27 contemporary artists. Their different styles embody a wide range of approaches to modern realism. Among them are those who take their inspiration from the landscape, colour and light; some artists whose work is about everyday life, and others who use realistic or imagined descriptions to convey contemporary thinking and alternative understanding of Beauty.

The Gallery’s art program is constantly evolving and is the result of the continuous search for new talents, both emerging and established artists in Catalonia and further afield.

Two exhibition halls

The Gallery usually holds individual exhibitions of its resident artists in the two separate display spaces (Space 1 and Space 2). Guests artists and curators are invited to show their respective creations and selections in these spaces as well.

Sala Parés often arranges musical, literary, gastronomic and other cultural events to complement its offer and appeal to the patrons.

In the heart of the city

Sala Parés is located in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, at its founding address, where it has been offering generous open exhibition space ever since 1877. Throughout its history, the Gallery has exhibited some of the most important artists in Catalan and Spanish history.

International Promotion

Every year the Gallery participates in several international art fairs in Europe and Asia. It also presents exhibitions of its resident artists in other foreign galleries mainly in London, Paris and Geneva.

A Great Gallery Collection

Most artists who had a historic relationship with Sala Parés are represented in its Private Collection. Their work is occasionally exhibited in displays devoted to 19th and 20th century masters, which are held annually.

More that 45.000 worldwide visitors every year

It is the oldest commercial Art Gallery in Spain...

... and it is reputed to be among the world’s oldest active ones.


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