Base Elements Urban Art Gallery

Base Elements Urban Art Gallery, Barcelona: Hours, Address, Base Elements Urban Art Gallery Reviews: 5/5

Base Elements Urban Art Gallery

Base Elements Urban Art Gallery
5
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
Since opening its doors in 2003, Base Elements has functioned as a multi-faceted gallery- acting as both a workshop and studio- where space and forum collide.There is no doubt that Barcelona is one of the world’s hubs for Graffiti and Street Art. The walls and buildings of the city have become a canvas for both unknown taggers and globally known urban artists. With the concept of providing a literal and figurative canvas for such independent artists, Robert Burt (California native) and his wife Monica Riu (Barcelona Native) founded Base Elements Urban Art Gallery in 2003 with hopes of creating a space where such street artists could not only showcase their talents, but also be embraced as true artists.
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The area
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Neighbourhood: Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
How to get there
  • Jaume I • 4 min walk
  • Liceu • 6 min walk
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Aly C
4 contributions
Oct. 2021
My husband and I fell in love with street art in Barcelona - I mean, how can you not? It's so fun and colorful, and the city has so much talent! It's all captured and embodied in this amazing art gallery. Not only a showcase of local talent, but it's also a live exhibit with BCN's artists painting right there in the store! It's incredible. Not only that, but the owner was passionate and friendly. He took the time to introduce us to the artists (one of us who gave us an INCREDIBLE free sticker of this art - so cool!), showed us around the store and talked to us about the pieces and their creators, and even gave us this amazing piece of art from one of his artists who did a performance piece at burning man that my husband wants to frame now haha. This store is a must visit while in Barcelona, and in my opinion some of the best souvenirs your can bring back from your trip and appreciate over a lifetime.
Written 21 October 2021
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Moira S
2 contributions
Aug. 2021
Really cool gallery with some amazing artwork. The owner was great to talk to and I'm glad we stopped in to look around. Definitely will be visiting again when I get back to Barcelona!
Written 2 September 2021
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Steve
L'Alfas del Pi, Spain164 contributions
Aug. 2020 • Family
If you have the slightest interest in street art then this is a must when in Barcelona.

The owner walked my family around and explained who the artists all were and about the art work.

I am not sure if everyone gets this 5⭐️ treatment, it made me feel like a King.
Written 16 August 2020
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Alex C
Théoule sur Mer, France8 contributions
Feb. 2020 • Family
If you love graffiti, pop art and contemporary artists then this place is a must visit. This was our second visit to this gallery in the last four years and it didn’t disappoint. The owner was so kind to spend time showing us the incredible collections by talented local artists and we even met a couple during our last visit. We talked art, architecture and politics all surrounding the gallery and it’s contents. Our 10 & 12 year old girls also enjoyed the experience both times. Next time.. we’re not leaving empty handed.
Written 26 February 2020
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Michael T
Abensberg, Germany3 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Solo
Always a must visit when in Barcelona!
Really enjoy the chats with Robert the owner and his staff. Bought an awesome painting last time, reasonably priced and with a „no worries“ shipping to Germany by UPS. Looking forward to the next visit!
Written 13 September 2019
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michael from alabama
1 contribution
Aug. 2019 • Solo
I stumbled into Base Elements several years ago and became friends with the owner and a few artists represented there. Now they are family to me. I hope to go back next year! if you are traveling to barcelona add this gallery to your itinerary.
Written 29 August 2019
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Felix Hoch
Barcelona, Spain3 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
We had visited here with our daughters, they also enjoyed from this event. If you have some time and like a soft visit this place is good choice
Written 23 July 2019
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GuntherOak
4 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Couples
We walked in and Robert took us on private tour of his wonderful gallery. Highly enjoyable! He knows many of the artists personally and we learned a lot about the evolving world of street art, the art market, and the many styles and media encompassed by urban art.
Written 1 July 2019
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Sandy W
Vancouver, Canada1,296 contributions
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Today is Sunday and this gallery is not normally open on Sundays. However, we headed for the gallery anyway and found Robert, the owner, setting up as he had decided to open on Sundays. Lucky us.

There is the main floor gallery and the basement. Asked to see the basement. This building is hundreds of years old and Robert has set up a workshop for artists with some unique pieces of art as well as antiques in the basement.

Robert was so accommodating. He explained the artists whose works are represented in the gallery. While we didn’t purchase anything, it was certainly worthwhile to see this remarkable gallery of graffiti artists.

If you like this review or the photographs, please could you give me a thumbs up? You may also like to check out my reviews of other tourist sites in Barcelona and other Spanish cities, as well as Lisbon, Sintra and Porto in Portugal, as well as cities in South America, southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Written 30 June 2019
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MaxMuscolo
Philadelphia, PA94 contributions
Jan. 2018 • Couples
We stumbled upon this gallery - as one does- after having lunch and ended up staying for 2 hours. Fabulous art stimulate your senses and open thoughtful conversation. This is fuel for your mind and your soul.
Written 8 November 2018
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