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Museums in Barcelona

Many world-famous museums are located in Barcelona


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

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Articket Barcelona - One ticket for six museums

Articket Barcelona - One ticket for six museums

One ticket for six museums. With Articket BCN you have free access with skip the line to six of the leading museums in Barcelona: Picasso Museum, Fundació Joan Miró, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and Fundació Antoni Tàpies.

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Barcelona Card - Reduced and Free Admissions to Museums

Barcelona Card - Reduced and Free Admissions to Museums

The Barcelona Card offers over 100 free admissions and benefits in museums, restaurants and shops, leisure activities and entertainment, and you can travel for free on public transport.

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Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum

Picasso's success story began in Barcelona, but rather late the museum was founded. The occasion of the foundation was a bequeathed by a larger collection to the city of Barcelona.

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Aquàrium - one of the largest aquarium in Europe

Aquàrium - Oceanographic Museum

In over 35 basins are the most diverse marine habitats. One highlight is the shark-bassin with the glass tunnel.

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Fundació Joan Miró

Fundació Joan Miró

One can safely say that if have not seen the Fundació Joan Miró, you have not seen Barcelona. On the slope of Montjuïc - with great views of the city - this museum provides the ideal backdrop for the works of Miró.

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Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (MEAM)

Museu Europeu d'Art Modern (MEAM) - European Modern Art

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.

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Moco Museum Barcelona

Moco Museum Barcelona

The Modern Contemporary Museum (Moco) opened in October 2020 in the former Palacio Cervelló, right next to the Picasso Museum. In the museum you will find works by Banksy, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol and other famous contemporary artists.

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Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

With its smooth white lines is the Museum of Contemporary Art, the attraction of the city of El Raval district.

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Museum Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

The MNAC is accommodated in the former Spanish Pavilion at the World Exhibition of 1929. It houses the unique collection of Romanesque frescoes worldwide.

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Gaudí Experience - reveals Gaudí's intellectual world

Gaudí Experience 4D

The type of presentation reveals Gaudí's intellectual world and will suprise and fascinate you. You will dive into the unique world of the great architect and artist. Nothing will stand still, not even your chair...

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Poble Espanyol - Spanish village

Poble Espanyol - Spanish village

The Poble Espanyol shows replicas of typical buildings from all over Spain. In the houses arts and crafts show their skills. In Poble Espanyol you can find also good food and shopping.

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CosmoCaixa - science museum

CosmoCaixa - Science Museum

The science museum CosmoCaixa constitutes an absolutely new concept of science museums. Science should be presented as an understandable and attractive discipline. The museum is interactive, educational, and extremely attractive to the eye.

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Museu Egipci de Barcelona - Egyptian Museum Barcelona

Museu Egipci de Barcelona - Egyptian Museum

The Museu Egipci de Barcelona is one of the leading private collections of Egyptian art and culture. With more than 1,000 exhibits on more than 2,000 m² of exhibition space you can experience the everyday and the ritual life to Pharaonic times.

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Museu del Modernisme Català - Museum of Catalan Art Nouveau

Museu del Modernisme - Museum of Catalan Art Nouveau

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.

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Museu Marítim - the shipping museum in Barcelona

Museu Marítim - Maritime Museum

Among the Gothic arches of Barcelona's shipyards expect the exceptional exhibits from all periods of maritime history.

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Museu d'Història de la Ciutat - Museum of Urban History of Barcelona

Museu d'Història de la Ciutat (MUHBA) - Museum of Urban History

The Museu d'Història de la Cuitat tells the story of the city of Barcelona on three floors in the Palau Clarina Padellàs. Culminated in the excavation of Barcino, as the Romans called Barcelona.

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Museu d`Història de Catalunya - history of Catalonia

Museu d'Història de Catalunya - History of Catalonia

An interactive journey through the history of Catalonia from the Stone Age to the present. Very exciting design, one of the most interesting museums of Barcelona.

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Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies houses the works of the most important artist besides Miró in Barcelona. The building, crowned in a wire mesh, is in the Eixample district.

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Museu Frederic Marès (MFM)

Museu Frederic Marès (MFM) - Spanish major sculpture collection

Marès former studio contains his papers and a collection of his own works.

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CaixaForum - museum of contemporary arts

CaixaForum - contemporary art

Contemporary art of international painters and sculptors in a renovated textile mill.

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Centre de Cultura Contemporani de Barcelona (CCCB)

Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB) - contemporary art

The Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB) organizes exhibitions, panel discussions, festivals, concerts and much more.

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Museu de la Xocolata – The chocolate museum

Museu de la Xocolata - chocolate museum

The chocolate museum Museu de la Xocolata shows the history of chocolate in Europe: its origins, how it got to us and how it was traded as an element between myth and reality, between medicine and food or as an aphrodisiac. It also shows the manufacturing of chocolate, from the cocoa bean up to industrial production processes. Also children will love this museum.

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Museu del Disseny - Design Museum Barcelona

Museu del Disseny - Design Museum Barcelona

The in 2014 opened Design Museum shows design objects of five centuries, giving visitors a wide-ranging overview of the design history of Catalonia and Spain. The collection comes from smaller museums of decorative arts, ceramics, textiles, fashion and graphics.

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Museu de Cera - wax museum

Museu de Cera - wax museum (MCB)

Face celebrities, real and fictional. In the wax figure museum, many facets of modern society are addressed and presented in an appealing way. It invites you to think, but also to have a lot of fun.

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Museu Blau - Natural Science Museum

Museu Blau - Natural Science Museum

It starts with the big bang: the Museu Blau takes visitors on an exciting journey through time from the creation of the world to today's life. Great presentation - for children and adults.

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Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum in Barcelona

Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum

Experience a fascinating insight into the history and the diverse use of cannabis.

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Olympic and Sports Museum Barcelona

Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch

Sport is ... life! This shows this museum impressively, which is located next to the Olympic sports facilities of 1992.

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El Born Cultural and Memory Center in Barcelona (CCM)

El Born Culture and Memory Center (CCM)

Opened in 2013, the El Born CCM is much more than "just" a museum: visitors can immerse themselves in the life of Barcelona around 1700. The well-preserved remains of buildings from this period are housed in a beautiful market hall.

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Smaller museums in Barcelona

Other smaller museums

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.

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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.

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