Museu de l’Art Prohibit

Museu de l’Art Prohibit

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Discover the unexhibited at Museu de l'Art Prohibit, a unique sanctuary for censored art in Barcelona's Casa Garriga Nogués.

Visit Length

2 hours



Type of tour

Sin Guía


Spanish, English, Catalan


🖼️ Museu de l'Art Prohibit: Explore the forbidden and the censored in Barcelona's heart. 🎨 Collection: Over 200 works from Goya to Picasso, revealing the struggle for artistic freedom. 🏛️ Venue: A modernist gem by Enric Sagnier, offering a unique backdrop for controversial art. 🚫 Against Censorship: Artistic resistance and creativity in the face of prohibition. 🌍 Global Dialogue: Collaborations and debates to foster freedom of expression.


  • Entry to both permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Access to a digital interactive guide detailing the artworks and their context
  • Participation in educational programs and debates

Meeting Point

In Depth

The Genesis of a Vision

The Museu de l'Art Prohibit, located within the architectural marvel of Casa Garriga Nogués in Barcelona, embodies the spirit of artistic freedom and resistance. Initiated by Tatxo Benet's acquisition of a controversial piece by Santiago Sierra at ARCO 2018, the museum now exhibits over 200 works by renowned artists such as Francisco de Goya, Gustav Klimt, and Pablo Picasso. It represents a stand against censorship, portraying a narrative of defiance.

Architectural Harmony and Historical Context

The Casa Garriga Nogués, designed by Enric Sagnier i Villavecchia, serves as the perfect setting for the display of controversial art. This modernist jewel enhances the interaction between the artworks and their viewers, framed within the ongoing struggle for artistic expression.

Navigating Through Controversy

A Closer Look at the Collection

The essence of the Museu de l'Art Prohibit is its diverse collection, featuring works that range from politically charged to socially provocative. Each piece narrates a story of resistance and creativity, emphasizing the museum's commitment to showcasing the power of art as a protest and dialogue.

Temporary Exhibitions and Artistic Collaborations

The museum remains vibrant through its temporary exhibitions and collaborations with artists and organizations globally, including Amnistía Internacional. These initiatives not only enrich the museum's collection but also encourage a global discourse on the significance of freedom of expression and the impact of art in challenging societal norms.


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Lists and Key Points:

What's Included:

  1. Entry to permanent and temporary exhibitions
  2. Digital interactive guide
  3. Educational programs and debates

Museum Experience Tips:

  • Bring: Comfortable shoes and an open mind.
  • Don't Bring: Large bags or backpacks.
  • Photography: Allowed without flash.


Accessibility for People with Reduced Mobility: The museum is fully accessible, ensuring that everyone can explore the collection without barriers.

  • What to Bring: Comfortable shoes for walking and a curious mind ready to explore.
  • What Not to Bring: Large bags or backpacks, to ensure the safety of the artworks.
  • Relevant Information: Photography is allowed without flash. The museum encourages visitors to engage in respectful discussion and reflection on the themes presented.
Spanish, English, Catalan

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