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Base Elements Urban Art Gallery

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Address: C/ del Palau 6 | Barrio Gotic, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 932 68 83 12
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Since opening its doors in 2003, Base Elements has functioned as a...

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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This is a very cool art gallery with contemporary and street artists from Barcelona. The work spans a range of styles but is all quite good at reasonable prices. The owner is very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a very cool art gallery with contemporary and street artists from Barcelona. The work spans a range of styles but is all quite good at reasonable prices. The owner is very knowledgable about the local art scene. Definitely worth a stop in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

beautiful pieces and a wonderfol place, and very pleasent people as well. takes about 5 minutes and leaves you with a great immpression

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robert b, Owner at Base Elements Urban Art Gallery, responded to this review

Thanx , for the kind words ! More 

Maribor, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

It feels like you are entering into someones living room, with the relaxed setting. Lots of colorful paintings, prints and even some merch with handmade art from the artist displayed there. Check it out!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

This is always a good visit when I'm in barcelona...any time you will find some new atrworks from diferent artists....very interesting

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Thanks Gilbert !!!!...... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

Stumbled on this gallery by chance and spent ages learning about the best street artists of Barcelona. One of the best things we did whilst visiting this city!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

I loved my experience in this gallery, Robert, the curator and owner, had a fantastic selection of art, most with a great street art vibe. I can highly recommend this gallery to view, or to purchase from. The gallery itself is absolutely amazing to view, and I assure you that I could not leave without purchasing something of my own.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Excellent local art. The owner, Robert, was very helpful, clearly passionate, and had so many interesting stories to tell. He spent quite a bit of time with us, and we ended up purchasing a few pieces which he is shipping back to us in the US. A must-see for any urban art collector, or anyone who likes to support local... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

I gave a 4* rating as the artwork was cool, but this is basically a shop, not a gallery. From the amazing reviews I thought I'd check it out, but it was very cramped, so I felt uncomfortable looking at the work, and no one came to greet us even though the bell rung when we went in the shop?... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015

In the famous old part of Barcelona, Barrio gótico, you will find many small and beautiful streets. We, family of 5, found completely by accident this fantastic (Urban) Art Galery "Base Elements" . The owner, Robert Burt, explained with passion and love about all the works he had in his gallery. The Gallery is unique and so is Robert. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2015

We try to buy local art in cities we visit so we've stopped into quite a few galleries. We were immediately impressed with the bold artwork & then with Roberts enthusiasm. We Bought a peice & very excited to enjoy it at home!

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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.
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