Here we show the most popular museums in Barcelona. In Barcelona, you will find more than 80 museums, which cover a variety of topics, be it from the modern or classical art, history, shipping, science, nature, crafts or sports. Some of the museums are world famous and are in the same breath as the Louvre in Paris or the Prado in Madrid. Also for children there is a lot of interesting things to see.
Most of the museums offer more than just the presentation of various Kunstojekte. Whether souvenirs in the museum shop can be bought, in the cafeteria spend a break or simply enjoy a magnificent view.
Information on opening times of the museums: Some museums are closed Sunday afternoon and Monday. If the Monday is a public holiday, but is mostly open. Nearly all museums are closed on 25/26 December, on 1 and 6 January.
Information on admission prices: Many offer free admission on 18 May (International Day of the museum) and 24 September (Catalan National Day). Some museums in Barcelona are also on certain days of the month (1st Sunday of the month) free. Detailed information, please refer to the appropriate museum site.
Discounts or even free admission to many museums and other attractions and free use of city bus and Metro you will have with the use of the Barcelona Card.
In over 20 basins are the most diverse marine habitats. One highlight is the shark-bassin with the glass tunnel.
If you are interested in impressive modern art, then you should definitely make sure your plan includes a visit to MEAM - Europeu Museu d'Art Modern. Located in the beautifully renovated Palau Gomis, the museum displays a first class collection of modern fine art from the 20th and 21st Century in alternating exhibitions.
The Museu del Modernisme Català (MMCAT) is dedicated exclusively to Catalan Art Nouveau. It is located in a modernist residential and factory building. On the ground floor there are mainly furnishings from the modernist era, such as cabinets, dining tables, wardrobes and other artfully designed everyday items. Here it becomes clear why the modernist era was mainly a middle class Bourgoise epoch. In the cellar of the former factory building, you will find the painting and sculpture collection.
Barcelona is the city with the most bikes per capita in Europe. So it's no surprise that there is also a museum in Barcelona that is concerned with, among other things, the history of Catalan motorcycle brands. A visit here is to be recommended. You can expect an diverse mix of exhibits and information.
In Barcelona you will find many great, major museums, which are certainly a "must" for a visit to Barcelona. But many smaller museums also present their exhibits here. These museums often deal with topics that are generally of specialist interest, and are well worth a visit if you are particularly interested in one of these topics.
Many museums in Barcelona - here the Fundació Joan Miró - offer the exhibits also a great prospect, beautiful cafes for a break and a well-stocked shop for souvenirs or books on the subject of the museum
Modern art by Miró in the museum dedicated to him the Fundació Joan Miró.
The look the white shark directly into the eyes you can do in the Aquàrium.
In CosmoCaixa, sure one of the most exciting museums in Barcelona, natural sciences and nature will explained to the visitors interactively.
A replica of galley can be visited in the Museu Marítim at the end of the Rambla.
In the open-air museum Poble Espanyol, here the Plaza Mayor of the Spanish village, you can see buildings and crafts from all parts of Spain.
See impressive the history of Catalonia Museu d'Historia de Catalunya, directly on the marina.
The Museu Frederic Marès houses one of the most important Spanish sculpture collections.
The comic book hero Tintin in the chocolate museum Museu de la Xocolata.