Madrid's quirkiest 'lesser-known' galleries Juana de Aizpuru

Madrid's quirkiest 'lesser-known' galleries

A visit to Madrid’s top art galleries inspires even the most discerning art lovers


Spain Editor

If you're visiting Madrid, you'll surely need some time out of the busy city. Step into one of Madrid's up and coming art galleries for a quiet afternoon surrounded by the city's best modern art. Here are some of our favourite spots to find some new inspiration. 

Juana de Aizpuru

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The gallery Juana de Aizpuru was launched in Seville and opened its Madrid location in 1983. Since its foundation in the Justicia area, the gallery has always specialised in the latest international trends and collections, worthy of Juana de Aizpuru’s reputation as one of Europe’s most prominent collectors. Juana focuses on world-renowned artists like Heimo Zöbernig, Wolfgang Tillmans, Markus Oehlen and Tania Bruguera amongst others.

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Helga de Alvear

helga-de-alvearGaleria Helga de Alvear

Helga de Alvear’s project is one of the oldest and most established art galleries on the Spanish scene, having earned international acclaim. Her art space covers 900 square metres of floor space right next to the Reina Sofía Museum. While carrying out her professional duties, Helga has been able to give free rein to her true passion: art collecting. At the present time, her collection boasts more than 2,500 pieces by Spanish and international artists and it just keeps growing.

Galería Elvira González 

galeria-elvira-gonzalezGaleria Elvira Gonzalez

Elvira opened her own gallery over 20 years ago to focus on 20th and 21st century art, with particular interest in late 20th-century European and American art, as well as contemporary artists. Works by Miquel Barceló, Waltercio Caldas, Olafur Eliasson, Robert Irwin Chema Madoz and Robert Mapplethorpe are just some of the new additions here.

Related: An art lover's guide to Madrid


artemadridArte Madrid

An art gallery association, Arte Madrid holds popular events on the city’s art scene. On the last Saturday every month, galleries in Chueca, Malasaña and Letras participate in DesayunARTE, where you can enjoy coffee, sweets and Spanish Cava while admiring art from 11am to 2pm. A great way to meet cool, sophisticated art enthusiasts and collectors as you stroll through Madrid and enjoy the welcome offered by its finest galleries.

1 Juana de Aizpuru
2 Helga de Alvear
3 Galería Elvira González
4 ArteMadrid