Those who are interested in art probably have noticed that entrance fees for museums in Barcelona are relatively expensive. On the other hand, if you are lucky enough you can catch up some really good deals. For instance, a number of museums offer free entrance on 1st Sunday, Monday or Thursday of each month. Moreover, the day depends on museum’s policy. However, if you can’t bother catching up those ‘free days‘ you can simply buy an Articket BCN. This consists of a single ticket, which leads you to the main museums and art exhibitions for 20 Euros only!
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How does it works?
It is a really good deal considering that you will see some of the leading art galleries and museums of contemporary art. The Articket BCN can be purchased in the majority of tourism and tickets offices in Barcelona, and it is valid for 6 months from the first use. Articket BCN is a pass that gains you entry to the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the best 6 art museums in Barcelona for 12 months and for only 35€.
Between the benefits of this pass you can count with:
- One ticket, six museums
- Skip the lines and save time (not applicable to groups)
- Save up to 45% on the normal admission prices
- Keep a memory
- Validation for up to 12 months
- Free for children under 16 years old (When accompanied by an adult with an Articket passport, they will receive a free Children Boarding Pass for them to receive stamps from the museums they visit just like the adults do)
After your purchase, go to the preferential access section of whichever museum you choose and exchange your online voucher for the Articket passport, get your first stamp and enjoy!
The 7 museums you get in with Articket BCN
This is one of the most visited museums in Barcelona. It hosts the best art works of Picasso; allowing yourself to get immerse in Pablo Picasso’s formative years with this comprehensive collection that clearly reflects his Blue Period, as well as other amazing paintings from 1917 and his “Las Meninas” series.
Overall an interesting and worth seeing building, as it was designed by Antoni Gaudi. Moreover, inside you will find a permanent exhibition of this talented architect. You can also take a walking tour to see all the greatest buildings designed by Gaudí.
The Fundació Antoni Tapies
The museum in a modernist building; which usually has to offer a variety of temporary exhibitions and hosts many cultural events. The Fundació Antoni Tàpies was established to promote knowledge of modern art and houses one of the most complete public collections of Antoni Tàpies’ work.
Also known as the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art; is the museum that hosts an extensive collection of well know artists of the last fifty years. This museum displays the world’s best collection of Romanesque frescoes. Containing works by great European painters such as Rubens, Velázquez and El Greco, it is also a leading centre of Modernista art.
Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona
Counts with the variety of art related activities, events and exhibitions take place in this centre. CCCB is a space that aims to bring culture to the place; staging inclusive films, music, performing arts and experimental art that focus on the city and contemporary culture.
This is one of the most popular museums in Barcelona. It has an extensive exhibition of various kinds of Catalan art dating back to 11th century. This iconic building was design by the hand of Richard Meier. Moreover, you can find the permanent collection containing works by Basquiat, Calder and Juan Muñoz, among others.
Moreover, this is the museum space that exhibits the best paintings, prints and sculptures created by Joan Miró; alongside other contemporary pieces that help to maintain Joan Miró’s unique artistic legacy alive.