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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 types of art lovers. The museums in Barcelona are really famous throughout Spain and Europe. Therefore, we are here to recommend the best museums in Barcelona which you must visit. With detailed information and recommendations, we will also give you information about free tickets.

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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

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This museum is perfect for an overview of Catalan art and culture (12th-20th centuries). Here you will find four sections: Medieval Gothic, Medieval Romanesque, Renaissance, and two Modern Art rooms. You can assure that each section is special in its on way, “transporting” you to a new place. Here you will find art from Gaudí to Picasso as well as  posters from the Spanish Civil War.
THE MUSEUM is located at Montjüic hill, surrounded by many fountains (also known as a MAGIC FOUNTAIN). You can climb to the top via the grand stairway or  by using the outdoor escalators.

How to get there
Underground: L1 and l3 / Pl. Espanya. Buses: 55,150,13,37.

Free entrance
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

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This contemporary museum has a packed schedule full of presentations, exhibitions, movies, and comedy nights. The museum is locate at the heart of the RAVAL NEIGHBORHOOD and opens onto a square frequented by skateboarders. This is considered to be Barcelona’s main cultural center due to its high-profile, multi-media exhibitions. Some of the artists use 3D images and virtual reality to further 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.

Free entrance
Sundays from 15:00 to 20:00 ( pre-booked ticket online)

# 3 Picasso Museum

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. Being one of the most popular museums in Barcelona, you can find Pablo Picasso Museum. Although Picasso was born in Málaga, he moved to Barcelona with his family when he was just 13 years old influencing his artistic development  Picasso has several museums in Europe and the big-hitters are in Madrid and London. BARCELONA’S MUSEUM chronologically shows his journey beginning as a classically trained painter to then becoming a Cubist pioneer. In addition, there are some things many people did not know he did, such as ceramics.

How to get there
Underground: L1 (Arc de Triomf), L4 ( Jaume I)

Free entrance
First Sunday of each month and every Thursday from 3 pm.

# 4 FC Barcelona Museum

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Yes, Football lover, your dream is finally in front of you!!!
CAMP NOU STADIUM is the largest stadium in Europe, considered the fourth largest in the world, attracting over 1.5 million visitors each year.
In the Museum you can see the teams trophy collection as well as a timeline of the history of the club. To gain a more in-depth knowledge of the tour, audio-guides are available (recommended). You can also take a tour of the facilities, where you will have the opportunity to sit on the players’ bench and step on the stadium lawn.
On their official website you can choose what kind of experience you want, as well as the opportunity to personalize a free t-shirt.

How to get there
Underground: L3(Palau Real or Les Corts), L5(Collblnc or Badal)

Free entrance
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)

# 5 Blau Museum

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The Natural Science Museum stands in the Forum area, almost touching the sea. This museum is perfect for families as it brings you closer to the origin of the Earth while discovering the connection between nature and human beings. The architecture of the museum itself attracts many tourists each year. 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.

Free entrance
First Sunday of each month. In addition, they also have a calendar with the free entrance dates on their official website.

Additional Information

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.

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