Fodor's Expert Review Reial Cercle Artístic

Barri Gotic Museum/Gallery

This private fine-arts society, just at the bottom of Portal de l'Angel, where it divides and leads off left to the Cathedral, has two art galleries (one a permanent collection of works by Salvador Dalí; the other, upstairs, for themed exhibitions), and a restaurant and bar open to the public; it also offers drawing and painting classes, and occasional film showings and concerts. The main entrance with its heavy keystone arch, the stone carvings inside to the right in the Sala Güell, and the sculptures along the stairway, are all elegant and graceful Gothic details worth stopping for. The El Cercle restaurant upstairs has the intimate feeling of a formal private club, though the service can be inconsistent; best option here is a drink or a light lunch on the terrace, overlooking the passing throngs below.

Museum/Gallery Arts/Performance Venue

Quick Facts

Carrer dels Arcs 5
Barcelona, Catalonia  08002, Spain

93-318–7866

www.reialcercleartistic.cat

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €10 to Dalí collection, Restaurant closed Sun. and Mon.

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