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Art galleries in the Costa Brava region

There are close to one hundred art galleries along the Costa Brava region of Catalunya. Showcased on the walls of these wonderful galleries, you will observe a diverse range of styles. Most of the works are from local artists, several of whom were determined to illustrate the fascinating environment of the Costa Brava region. The beautiful natural landscape draws many international artists who are in search of inspiration. During the summertime this area has the highest concentration of artistic activities in Catalonia, converting every corner into an impromptu art gallery!

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This beautiful village has always been an attractive place for artists to visit or stay in. It is located in the region of Alt Emporda, which is said to be blessed with light perfect for painting or photography. Just to name a few renowned artists who have passed through this privileged town on the Mediterranean coast: Salvador Dali, Picasso, Duchamp and Meidfren.

Today, Cadaqués is considered the town with the most artists per square meter in the world, and remains the favorite meeting point for many painters.

The art galleries in Cadaqués offer a diverse mix of styles and the opportunity to even meet some artists sometimes. The most famous galleries are the Patrick Domken Gallery, which not only serves as a gallery but also as a place to host music performers, the workshop of Tabakov, the Patricia Sicardi Workshop Gallery and the Mercedes Gallardo Cadaqués Friendship Society.

Wandering through the streets and discovering the art galleries of the town is undoubtedly a must-do experience that you should take advantage of  when visiting the Costa Brava. Many people travel to the Costa Brava from Barcelona for a day trip or for the weekend.

So if your´re setting out from your accommodation in Barcelona, the Costa Brava will not be far away.

Photo Credit: Juan Carlos Cobacho Montella CC

How to get there:

  • Car: Take the B-10 from Via Laietana, Carrer Dr. Aiguader to Exit 22, then drive on AP-7, take exit 4 and follow the N-11 to GI-614. This route will take approximately 50 minutes.
  • Air: The nearest airport is Girona airport. Once there you can take the bus departing every hour until midnight and only from Monday to Friday.
  • Trains: This is probably the most convenient option. Run every 45 minutes, every day of the week. if you need more information, you can check their website.

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Written by: xavi


Hello there! I love to travel, and Barcelona is a great city to live, thats why I decided to write about it and share my experiences!

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