Here we show you: Museums are exciting! A wide variety of topics are covered in more than 80 museums in Barcelona.
The themes come from modern or classical art, history and archaeology, shipping, science, nature, crafts, sports or simply "fun".
In recent years, museums have often been modernized and equipped with modern multimedia. The presentation is always at least in three languages (English, Spanish, Catalan), but often also in German, for example with an audio guide. Some museums, such as the CosmoCaixa or the fun museums, invite visitors to join in.
The museums in Barcelona, information and tickets
Here you can book tickets for entry to the museums.
But it is not only the exhibits that are exciting, the ambience is also very impressive. So you can have a fantastic view from the Miró Museum or an excellent restaurant with a view in the Museu Nacional de d'Arts.
Closing days and opening hours
Most - if not all - museums are closed on Mondays (see the opening times on the individual museum pages). If Monday is a public holiday, then Monday is open.
Almost all museums have on 25/26 December, closed on 01 and 06 January.
Daily opening hours also vary from museum to museum, although most open in the morning around 10am. In the evening, the usual closing times are 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m. Here we provide information on the website of the museums.
Admission fees, free and reduced admission
Even if the prices have risen in recent years, as in almost all cities, they are still moderate in comparison to Barcelona.
Many museums offer free entry one afternoon a month (the first or last Sunday of the month). However, it is usually very crowded. Admission to some museums is also free on certain public holidays: 12 May (Saint Eulàlia Day), May 18 (International Museum Day), 11 September (Catalan National Day), 24 September (Saint La Mercè Day). ). However, these days off are not a uniform regulation, every museum handles them differently. The museum websites can help here.
You can also save money when entering the museums with the Articket or the Barcelona Card.
Why visit museums in Barcelona
Some of the museums in Barcelona are world famous and are mentioned together with the Louvre in Paris or the Prado in Madrid. The range on offer ranges from high art to fun museums, from the history of the city from Roman times to contemporary issues.
We cannot describe here in a few sentences how wide the range of themes is that the museums in Barcelona offer you. We therefore invite you to take a look around our museum pages, there will definitely be something that interests you.