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Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is housed in one of Barcelona's most important modernista landmarks, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner, and showcases one of the largest collections of art works by the Catalan artist.

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is a foundation set up in 1984 with the aim of fostering the study and knowledge of modern and contemporary art. The Foundation building opened in 1990 in the former Montaner i Simó publishing house in Barcelona.

It currently combines temporary exhibitions, symposiums, lectures and film seasons with the production of a number of publications which complement the activities and exhibitions devoted to Antoni Tàpies. The Foundation contains one of the most comprehensive collections of Tàpies art work, most of them the result of donations from Antoni and Teresa Tàpies, which give an overview of every period of his artistic career. The Foundation also stages a wide range of exhibitions by other contemporary artists.

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General details

Address: Carrer d'Aragó, 255 (08007). Barcelona
Phone: 934 870 315
Web site:
Opening time: Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 7pm. | Sunday, from 10am to 3pm. | Closed: January 1st and 6th and December 25th and 26th.

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Accessibility details

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies has practically no architectural barriers.
The old building is well adapted for wheelchair users. An extension was recently added to the rear of the building which is fully accessible.
Wheelchair loan service. Please enquire at reception.
Guide and assistance dogs are admitted throughout the building.
The Foundation runs activities for families, schools and colleges and the general public, as well as guided tours of the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

The Tàpies foundation participates in the social and educational program Apropa Cultura (Closer to Culture)

For an adapted visit tailored to the needs of a specific group, pre-booking is essential 15 days before the visit. To book, call 932 075 862 or email

Visual impairment
The Foundation hosts educational activities for schools and families, with supporting materials that reveal the textures and materials used by Antoni Tàpies in his works. The tactile elements are also very useful for guided tours with blind or visually impaired visitors.
Guide dog Tactile elements
Hearing impairment
The videos on show in the Foundation are usually subtitled.
Motor impairment
The main entrance has a 12 cm-high step. The left-hand side door is the alternative entrance for wheelchair users. It is signed with its corresponding pictogram and there is bell. A member of staff will come out to open the door and escort you into the building, either via the permanent ramp (which is short but steep) or by fitting a mobile one that reduces the gradient of the permanent ramp. Right by the entrance there is a spacious lift which takes visitors to the reception area and galleries.

The reception is located on the lower mezzanine below street level. This area also has the museum shop and bookshop and lockers. The reception desk is dual height: 122 cm and 76 cm. The lowest part only allows wheelchairs to approach from the side. The lockers have a maximum height of 103 cm.

Mobility inside:
The interior of the building is easy to move around. The galleries are spacious and there is enough space between the exhibits for wheelchair users. The building has non-slip flooring. The main gallery, auditorium and toilets are located on floor -1. The temporary exhibitions gallery is on floor -2. This floor is set out on two levels separated by a flight of three steps. There is a stair lift for wheelchair users that runs along these steps. There is another exhibition space and the Foundation library on floor 1. The doorway into the library has a small 4 cm riser.

There are two lifts which are freely available to visitors and serve all the floors of the building. The one in the old building (door width 125 cm) doesn’t travel as far as the rooftop. The lift in the modern extension (door width 80 cm) provides access to the rooftop where the large-scale sculpture “Sock” is located.

There is an adapted toilet on floor -1. The cubicle has a sliding door and is 81 cm wide. There is a fixed grab bar on the left of the toilet and a fold-down bar on the right. There is a free space below the washbasin. It is 71 cm high and 46 cm deep.

The shop is on the lower mezzanine where the reception and enquiry desk are located. The counter in the shop is dual height: 122 and 76 cm. The space is suitable for wheelchair users.

Cognitive impairment
The Fundació Tàpies works with social-inclusion projects and offers adapted activities for people with learning difficulties.

Last update: 12/12/2019

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