Best museums to visit in Barcelona
Art inspires, motivates, and recharges.
Apart from the beautiful beaches, stunning architecture, and delicious food, Barcelona has a huge potential regarding art with its amazing galleries and museums for all kinds of art lovers. Barcelona Museums are really famous in Spain and Europe. Therefore, we are here for you to recommend the best museums in Barcelona you must visit, with detailed information and recommendations. In addition, we will also give you information about free tickets.
Picasso, Dalí, and Gaudí. Sounds familiar right? Here we go with the best 5 Barcelona Museums you must visit:
1.MNAC: Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
This museum is perfect for have an overview of Catalan art and culture (12th-20th centuries). You will find four zones: Medieval Gothic, Medieval Romanesque, Renaissance, and two Modern Art rooms. Meaning that all of them will make you “transport” to a new mood. You will find from Gaudí to Picasso and posters from the Spanish Civil war as well.
The museum is located at Montjüic hill surrounded by a lot of fountains ( also known as a Magic Fountain) and you can go to the top via a grand stairway or outdoor escalators.
How to get there? Underground: L1 and l3 / Pl. Espanya. Buses: 55,150,13,37.
Saturdays, from 3 pm onwards; the first Sunday of each month; 18 May (International day of Museums). The regular price is 12 EUR.
2.CCCB. Centre de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona
This contemporary museum has a packed schedule of talks, exhibitions, movies, and comedy nights. The museum is located in the heart of the Raval neighborhood and it is open onto a square frequented with skateboarders. It is considered Barcelona’s main cultural center with high-profile multi-media exhibitions. Some of the artists used 3D images and VR to immerse you in the creative process.
How to get there? (Universitat o Placa Catalunya)Underground L1,2,3,6,7 and buses: 7,24,41,50.
Sundays from 15:00 to 20:00 ( pre-booked ticket online)
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”
One of the most popular museums in Barcelona. Pablo Picasso was born in Málaga but he moved to Barcelona with his family when he was just 13 years old, and the city was an important part of his artistic development. Picasso has several museums in Europe and the big-hitters are in Madrid and London. Barcelona’s museum shows in chronological order every brushstroke of how he went from a classically trained painter to a Cubist pioneer. In addition, there are some things we never knew he did, like ceramics.
How to get there? Underground: L1 (Arc de Triomf), L4 ( Jaume I)
First Sunday of each month and every Thursday from 3 pm.
4.FC Barcelona Museum
Yes, Football lover, your dream is finally in front of you!!!
Camp Nou stadium is the largest stadium in Europe and it is considered the fourth largest in the world in capacity, attracting over 1.5 million visitors each year.
In the Museum you can see the trophies achieved by the team and you can see the chronological journey through the history of the club. To gain a more in-depth knowledge of everything on the tour, audio-guides are available (recommended). You can have the possibility of taking a tour of the facilities, -> sit on the players’ bench and step on the stadium lawn.
On their official website, you can choose what kind of experience you want where you can also find the possibility of getting a free shirt personalization.
How to get there? Underground: L3(Palau Real or Les Corts), L5(Collblnc or Badal)
Unfortunately, the entrance to the Stadium-Museum has a cost and there is no possibility to enter for free. You can check the different prices on their official website ( Online tour: 5 EUR)
The Natural Science Museum stands in the Forum area, almost touching the sea.
This museum is perfect for families (for the kids) bringing us closer to the origin of the Earth, discovering the connection between nature and human beings. The architecture of the museum itself is amazing attracting a lot of tourists. In addition, it has an amazing Botanical Garden and a permanent exhibition.
How to get there? Underground: L4. Maresme-Forum station and Bus: H16,7 Diagonal Mar stop.
First Sunday of each month. In addition, they also have a calendar with the free entrance dates on their official website.
We hope you will take some time to check these amazing museums. Don’t forget to tell us your favorite one and follow us on Instagram: @barcelona_home. In addition, We have more information about temporary exhibitions and about the Erotic museum.