The best museums in Barcelona

The best museums in Barcelona

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Come and discover during your stay the best museums in Barcelona

Barcelona is a beautiful city famous for its modernist movement, including Gaudi’s works. But this city is also full of museums to visit with friends or with family.

1.Picasso Museum:

Picasso lived in this beautiful city during his youth. You will find few of Picasso’s famous works but you will take a journey through the highlights of Pablo Picasso’s youth.  The museum has the largest collection of works from Picasso’s youth. From his native Andalusia to France, Barcelona and Madrid, you will discover magnificent paintings, lithographs, sketches and ceramics. At the end of your visit, you will find a room reserved for his studies from Diego Velázquez’s Menines. The museum is set up in five medieval palaces located in the old town.  It is one of the best museums in Barcelona to visit!

the best museums in Barcelona.

2. National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC)

In the main building you will find extraordinary collections of Romanesque art (mural frescoes that mainly come from the Romanesque churches of the Catalan Pyrenees), Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. On the first floor, you will see a large Catalan collection from the 19th century to the 1950s. The museum overlooks the Montjuic hill where you will discover a magnificent view of the city. In addition, you can contemplate the show of water and light sprays from the Magic Fountain of Montjuic in the evening. We will assure you that is one of the best museums in Barcelona.

the best museums in Barcelona.

3.Dali Museum

This museum is located just next to the city’s cathedral. Despite its relatively small size, it contains more than 700 works of Salvador Dali. You will not find in this museum the artist’s usual works but much less known but just as fascinating and interesting.  You will rediscover Dali or you will know him better.  It is one of the best museums to visit in Barcelona.

4.Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch

Barcelona was the host city of the 1992 Olympic Games, so you will find many exhibitions that represent this event. You will also find a private collection of souvenir items from Samaranch, former President of the International Olympic Committee. All sports are represented there! In addition, the museum is located right next to the Olympic site and the Olympic stadium, so do not hesitate to visit them! It is one of the best museums in Barcelona you should not miss!

the best museums in Barcelona.

5.Joan Miro Foundation

The Joan Miro Foundation opened its doors in 1975, when Miró was over 80 years old. It is located on the Montjuic hill just in front of the sports museum and therefore offers a superb view of the city. Inside, you will find a very rich collection of Catalan collections. Indeed, it contains 14,000 works.

the best museums in Barcelona.

6. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

Located in the heart of El Raval, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art brings together the most recent works of Catalan art and the international movements that have influenced it.  The immaculate building is very modern designed in 1995 by Richard Meier, it is pleasant to walk from galleries to galleries. Just for that, it is worth to visit it.

the best museums in Barcelona.

7.Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB)

Located in a 17th century hospice, it is just behind the MACBA. You will find dense and stimulating exhibitions that change often. You will discover works of art, architecture but also dance and cinema.

8.Antoni Tàpies Fondation

The brick building is a work of modernism. Before that, it was a publishing house. Today this house is crowned by an aluminium sculpture by Tàpies. You will find the artist’s most complete collection.

the best museums in Barcelona.

A recommendation for art lovers!

The city offers you the opportunity to visit 6 of Barcelona’s most important museums at a very attractive price. In addition, you will avoid queues. Museums included in the Articket:

– National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC)

– Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

– Joan Miro Foundation

– Antoni Tapies Foundation

– Barcelona Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB)

– Picasso Museum

The Articket can be purchased in both terminals of Barcelona Airport or in different parts of the city. You can visit the best museums in Barcelona at any time within 12 months of the date of purchase and in any order you wish.

You know what you have to do now! Rent one of our villas in Sitges and make a little getaway with friends or family in Barcelona. Do not miss this opportunity to visit the best museums in Barcelona.