Meet your guide and pick up your bike at the Fàbrica Moritz brewery, located in Barcelona’s ‘old city’ of Ciutat Vella. Begin with a glimpse of established and up-and-coming contemporary works at the Trama gallery, a 1991 offshoot of the legendary Sala Parés, the oldest surviving gallery in the city. Hop back on your bike and pedal past some important pieces of public art, including Picasso’s ‘Mediterranean Frieze,’ on the way to the next gallery, Senda. Here you can admire a broad range of work from artists of diverse nationalities, ages, and aesthetics.
Continue on to Balaguer Gallery, which has been presenting art of various media, from painting to performance art, since 2002. Nearby, stop to learn about an important piece by Catalan artist Antoni Tàpies that pays tribute to Picasso. Take a break with a refreshing Aigua de Moritz, a nonalcoholic beer, at the bar of the unique El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria archaeological site.
Lock your bike and stroll over to the Gaspar Foundation, a Barcelona institution linked to the famous Sala Gaspar that’s been pivotal in promoting contemporary art for more than a century, including the work of artists like Miró, Braque, Picasso, Calder, and Tàpies (optional, admission not included). Finally, stop in King’s Square to admire the intriguing ‘Topos V’ sculpture by Basque artist Eduardo Chilliada before unwinding with a beer and post-gallery discussion with your guide back at Fàbrica Moritz.