Standing in the heart of Barcelona’s art scene, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona has always been a space of art and beauty, dedicating its monumental structure as a setting for both established and new artists to share their creations with travellers, immersing them into a world of modern and classic interpretations of the human soul and its understanding of the world around it.
Since its opening, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona served as an exhibition for the owning family’s art collection, which included paintings, furniture, vases and carpets, signed by many of the most prominent artists from the previous century including Picasso and Miró, creating an artistic identity which carved the vision to establish the hotel as one of the city’s most prominent art advocates and promoters, sharing it with tens of thousands of guests and art enthusiasts each year.
In 1996, Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona became the first hotel in Spain to hold an art fair, organized by Associació Art Barcelona where both national and international galleries displayed a collection of paintings by young or relatively unknown artists in 60 rooms. Within four days, the exhibition was visited by ten thousand people, making it a successful event. The hotel hosted a second edition of the fair in 1997 before its renovation, it took place in four floors and was visited by eleven thousand people in three days, with many established artists donating their work to the charity. These exhibitions have helped promote the hotel’s reputation as a gateway to Barcelona’s artistic heritage among worldwide travellers.
Some of the exhibited paintings guests can enjoy at Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona include:
- Santiago with an apostolic man: created in the fifteenth century by the Valencian painter Gonçal Peris Sarriá, who was a modernizer of the international gothic art, he created a refined precocity typical of the most international schools, differing from the Valencian one who was the most important school in the peninsula at that time.
- Crepúsculo (Twilight): painted by Modest Urgell, one of the greatest Spanish artists in the nineteenth century, and an inspiration to Dalí and Miró. His work was a synthesis of learned realism but with a romantic interpretation, He participated in some of the largest exhibitions in Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Olot among others, receiving a lot of recognition.
- Leyendo la carta (Reading the Letter): painted Dionís Baixeras, an eminently naturalist artist a very realistic, detailed, and meticulous painting style. His work decorated the auditorium of the University of Barcelona. The Fourth Council of Toledo, presided over by Saint Isidoro of Seville; the Civilization of the Caliphate of Cordoba during the time of Abd al-Rahman III; Alfonso X the Wise surrounded by his collaborators, to name a few.
Visiting Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona is an experience that exceeds the traditional accommodation stay, it’s a bridge linking between travellers and the history, culture and heritage of the city, combined with an internationally renowned hospitality services provided with immaculate care and attention to create an unforgettable experience for everyone.