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Barcelona is a world class city with over 55 different museums covering every possible subject from art, architecture, history, science and sports. Traditional and avant garde, old and new, some are specific to artists that completely shaped the art scene of the 20th century.

 

Barcelona: Art & Museum Tours


Top Museums in Barcelona

Picasso Museum

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The Picasso Museum of Barcelona not only was the first of its kind when it opened in 1963. It has the distinction for having the largest number of Picasso art pieces in the world. It’s located in a former medieval palace in the Old City of Barcelona.

 

Picasso Museum: Entrance & guided tour


Camp Nou Stadium

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Not only is the largest football stadium in Spain, but Camp Nou it’s also the largest in Europe. It’s home to the Football Club Barcelona Museum, one of the most successful football clubs in the world.

 

Camp Nou Experience: F.C. Barcelona Museum and Tour


MNAC

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The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC), features an outstanding collection of catalan art. The impressive building was built for the 1929 International Exposition in Montjuic. Entrance is free with the Barcelona ArtTicket.

 

MNAC Admission Ticket


MACBA

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Famed American arquitect Richard Meier was invited to design the building for the MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in 1986. Since then, MACBA has become a huge landmark at the Raval neighborhood and a favorite place for skaters in Barcelona.

 

Museum of Contemporary Art Entrance Ticket


Joan Miró Foundation

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The Joan Miro Foundation opened in 1975. Along Picasso Museum, is the only museum in Barcelona dedicated to just one artist. It’s located very close to the Barcelona Olympic Park.

 

Fundació Joan Miró Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket


Cosmo Caixa

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CosmoCaixa is a museum designed especially for children, dedicated to everything related to science, and its main goal is the spread of knowledge in a very simple and fun way. You’ll find it close to Tibidabo mountain.


Egyptian Museum

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Located in the Eixample district, the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona hosts over 1,000 pieces of egyptian art and a unique monographic collection on Ancient Egypt, the first in Spain of its kind. It’s viewed as one of the best egyptian museums in Europe.

 

Barcelona Egyptian Museum Tickets


Gaudi Experiencia

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Gaudí Experiencia it’s the first interactive space in Barcelona that gathers everything about Gaudi under one same roof. It features an exciting 4D movie theater, interactive digital screens and much more. It’s located roght net to Park Güell.

 

Gaudí Experiència Admission Ticket


Other recommended museums in Barcelona

This is a list of other important museums in Barcelona you can’t miss:

  • Caixa Forum, featuring exhibits from architecture, art and film.
  • The Barcelona City History Museum.
  • The Museu Maritim (Barcelona Royal Shipyard).
  • The Chocolate Museum.
  • The Olympic Sports Museum
  • Egyptian Museum.

 

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Opening hours and free entrance

Most Barcelona museums open between 9.00 or 10.00 hours and close 18:30-20.00 hours, depending on the season. Almost all the museums in Barcelona close on Mondays so be sure to check out before you go visit. All museums close on December 25th, January 1st and January 6th.

Usually, people under the age of 18 can enter for free to the Barcelona museums (check for each museum individually), and people between 18 and 25 years old pay a reduced entrance.

Most museums in Barcelona have free access for everyone the first sunday of every month. In addition, entrance is free to all museums during Museum Night (Nit dels Museus), a especial holiday that takes place an especific date during May where entrance is free between 19.00 and 1.00 hours.

The Art Ticket (30€) gives you free access to six important museums in Barcelona:

  • National Art Museum of Catalonia, MNAC
  • Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art, MACBA
  • The Foundation Joan Miro
  • Foundation Antoni Tapies
  • Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre CCCB
  • Picasso Museum

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