If together with the Barcelona nightlife you also want to know the cultural side of this beautiful city, there are over 55 museums to visit. Museums of art, history, architecture, science, sport, war and sea.
To save a little money, our advice is to make the Barcelona Card, which includes free entry to many museums, unlimited access to transportation and discounts on the most famous attractions in Barcelona.
Another option is the Articket Bcn, which includes 6 of the most important museums in Barcelona.
In this article we suggest a guide to the most famous ones in the city, let’s start!
Needless to say, this is one of the most famous museums in Barcelona, and therefore not to be missed.
The Picasso museum is housed in a historic medieval building, in the famous Via Carrer Montcada, where the richest Catalan families of the nineteenth century lived there.
Inside you can admire 3500 works art concerning the period between 1890 and 1917, in which Picasso has lived various artistic phases. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona preserves one of the most important collections in the author’s world, among the many works we find, in fact, “Arlecchino”, “Margot” and “El Loco”.
In addition to the works perpetually exhibited, the Picasso Museum organizes temporary exhibitions focusing on themes concerning the great Spanish artist.
The museum address is carrer Montcada 15-32 and you can reach it on foot, about 30 minutes from our bed and breakfast, or conveniently by metro, from the Diagonal stop which is just 5 minutes walk from our B & B.
The museum is free on Thursday from 6 to 9:30 pm, and every first Sunday of the month from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm.
For more information on prices and timetables, visit:
Joan Miro Foundation
Visiting the hill of Montjuïc is a must to visit the Joan Miró Foundation, dedicated to the great Majorcan artist of Surrealism. This beautiful palace was built by a dear friend of Miro, Josep Lluis Sert. The Foundation includes a permanent collection consisting of paintings, drawings, drafts and sculptures (14,000 works), and temporary exhibitions dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art.
The museum is located in the Parc de Montjuïc and is open every day except Monday. You can reach it by bus 150 which leaves Plaça de España and leaves you in front of the museum.
For more information on timetables and prices, you can visit the web page: https://www.fmirobcn.org/en/
In the heart of the Raval we find the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona, better known as MACBA.
Within this splendid building designed in 1990 by the American architect Richard Meier, there is a collection of over 5,000 works. The aim of the building was to blend contemporary art exhibited within the museum with the historical architecture of the buildings that surround it. The use of white color, combined with the immense glass in the central part and the use of reflecting materials, gives the building a particular brightness. Within the collection you will find spaces dedicated to photography, painting and sculpture.
The address of the museum is placa dels Angels 1, and you can reach it on foot from our bed and breakfast (17 minutes), or by metro, stop Liceu, green line L3.
For more information, visit the website: https://www.macba.cat/en/index
Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)
The CCCB is a multidisciplinary institute, a space for creativity where exhibitions on urbanism, music and dance are organized. The center is also engaged in the search for new educational proposals, with projects for the dissemination and debate on contemporary issues, on literature, also promoting projects that bring the culture of the XXI century to the main transformations of the digital age.
Here we advise you to check the schedule of the various events directly on the official website:
The address is carrer de Montalegre 5, just 16 minutes walk from our B & B, otherwise by metro, stop Liceu, green line L3.
A sort of science museum that offers various interactive activities, with the aim of bringing children closer to the world of science in a simple and fun way.
The museum is divided into various themed spaces, for example the “Bosco Inundado” is a gigantic reconstruction of a rain forest, with a lot of drizzle, or the “Toca Toca”, as you can guess from the name, allows children to to experience reconstructions of small natural habitats, learning to know and respect them.
For information on timetables and prices, visit the website: https://cosmocaixa.es/es/cosmocaixa-barcelona
The address is carrer d’Isaac Newton 26, reachable by metro, brown line L7.
National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC)
The Mnac is located inside the Palacio Nacional, one of the most beautiful structures in Barcelona, located right above the evocative Magic Fountain at Plaça de España.
The museum houses works that cover almost a thousand years of art and is divided into 7 rooms, each dedicated to a different era: there is the main hall in full Renaissance style, the Gothic room, that of Baroque art, a part dedicated to photography and to numismatics. But what makes the MNAC one of the most famous museums in the world is the medieval and Romanesque collection, which houses sculptures and paintings from the 11th-13th centuries.
In addition, the museum also has a terrace restaurant that offers stunning views of the city, and numerous outdoor bars in the gardens surrounding the museum.
For information on timetables and prices, visit the website: http://www.museunacional.cat/en
The address: Palacio Nacional, in the Montjuïc Park.
You can reach it by metro, just 5 minutes from our B & B, Espanya stop, green line L3 and red L1.
Maritim Museum of Barcelona
At the foot of Montjuïc we find the Maritime Museum of Barcelona. Between historical boats and temporary exhibitions, it contains years of history and stories from the sea.
Very nice also the building, “Las Atarazanas Reales” or “the real yards”, which dates back to 1300. Over the centuries the building has undergone several changes, today’s structure looks like a modern and majestic space, yet maintaining the architectural characteristics of the ancient Gothic style. An exceptional space in which to admire the reconstructions of historic boats, numerous boats of different sizes and permanent and temporary exhibitions.
For information on timetables and prices, here is the website:
How to reach it? On foot, about 30 minutes from our B & B, or by metro, line L3, Fermata Drassanes. The address is Avda. De las Drassanes, s / n.
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