About us

Spain’s gallery with more years of history and triple exhibition space

Well-established in 1877, Sala Parés is the first art gallery founded in Spain. It has three different spaces in a single building located at heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, where the work of the 34 current artists with whom the gallery works is exhibited.

As for painting, it has both authors who work from contemporary figuration and realism, as well as others who express themselves in abstraction. There are also some artists from the gallery that focus on sculpture, photography and video art, as well as others who formulate their proposals from hybrid approaches with the intersection of various techniques and disciplines.

Sala Parés participates in international fairs and collaborates with museums and foundations. 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.


Space 1
Space 2
Space 3

The Gallery usually holds individual exhibitions of its resident artists in three separate display spaces. 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.

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.


Joan Anton Maragall i Garriga

Director and CEO of the gallery since 1989

He has been president of the gallery associations of Spain and Barcelona.
Master in Business Management (ESDAE). Studies in Philosophy and Art History.

Sergio Fuentes Milà

Deputy Director of the gallery

Specially dedicated to artistic content and customer service.
He is also the curator of historical art exhibitions.
He holds a PhD in Art History and is a university professor.

Noelia Silvestre Cobo

Head of digital management and logistics

She is part of the commercial team and is responsible for communication and social networks.
She is an art historian.