Barcelona has been the home of several famous painters that have chosen this city for creating a museum dedicated to their work.
Joan Miró Foundation
Located in the Montjuïc Park, the Joan Miró Foundation was created by the artist himself, in collaboration with the architect Josep Lluís Sert. Considering the fact that this is one of the few buildings in the world that are designed by the artists in collaboration with the architects, Joan Miró museum is one of a kind. You will see more than 14,000 Joan Miró’s works as well as a couple of new age small exhibitions. If you have some free time to spend we highly recommend you to visit this place.
Price: General admission: 13€
Reduced admission: 7€ (students between 15 and 30 yo, + 65 yo).
Free: – 15 yo and unemployed
La CaixaForum / Casa Ramona
This appreciated cultural center is a former textile factory that had been bought by the Caixa Bank. The architecture of this building is amazing and very particular for the period in which it has been built. The Casa Ramona houses exhibitions of famous and unmissable artists such as Dalí, Rodin or Fragonard but also concerts, lectures, literary events, multimedia art, and many other activities. That cultural center became a must-see in the city of Barcelona so you should take the time to enjoy an exhibition or a show during your stay.
Price: from 3€ to 7€ depending on what you want to see.
The Picasso Museum is one of the most iconic museums in Barcelona. This museum is worthy, not only for discovering Picasso’s first works but also for enjoying the Gothic architecture of the place. It contains more than 3,500 Picasso’s paintings that are divided into 5 ancient palaces in Montcada Street. You will be able to follow the chronological order of his creations while understanding his artistic path.
Price: General admission: 12€
Reduced admission: 7€ (between 18 and 25 yo, + 65 yo).
Free: – 18 yo and all the first Sundays of the month.
Modern and contemporary art museums
The artistic culture of Barcelona cannot be evocated without talking about the modern and contemporary art museums which are part of the essence of the city.
MACBA – Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
The MACBA is a beautiful and recent building that hosts exhibitions, mostly by Catalan artists. This edifice will amaze you with its particular light thanks to the big windows and the reflecting materials of the wall. As for the MEAM, this museum is not very crowdy so if you look for a place away from the noise of the city, you should visit it. The exhibitions are replaced during the year so you can always discover new artists or enjoy the work of your favorite ones.
Price: General admission: 11€
Reduced admission: International students, tourists over 65 yo, journalists, teachers…
Free: – 14 yo
MEAM European Modern Art Museum
Close to the Picasso Museum, the MEAM is different from the more “classic” museums. With the frequent changes in exhibitions, this museum will always surprise you. In this museum, there are fewer visitors than in the other museums in Barcelona so if you are looking for a calm and artistic moment, this is the place you must go to. For blues lovers, this museum houses blues concerts every Fridays at 18:00.
Price: General admission: 9€
Reduced admission: 7€ (students, seniors, and disabled people).
Free: – 10 yo
There are few history museums in Barcelona but they are very complete ones so you can learn all you need to know about Catalonia or Antic Egypt.
Egipci Museum of Barcelona
The Egipci Museum of Barcelona is dedicated to all fans of Ancient Egypt. Even though it has a small surface, it has more than 1,000 items from daily life to god cult accessories. In this museum located near Passeig de Gràcia, you will be able to see the statue of Ramsès III and a few mummies. As well as the principal exhibition, the museum houses several temporary ones.
Price: General admission: 12€
Reduced admission: 8.5€ (students)
Children from 6 to 14 yo: 5€
History Museum of Catalonia
Created in 1996, the History Museum of Catalonia is located in the only building that left from the old industrial port, the Palau del Mar. From the Paleolithic until the contemporary period, you will see the political, social, economic and cultural evolution of Catalonia. Also, don't be afraid to take children there because this museum offers activities adapted to every age.
Price: General admission: 4.50€
Reduced admission: 3.50€ (- 25 yo and +65)
Free: -8 yo and every first Sundays of each month
Entertain yourself while discovering the mysteries of the Earth!
Science Museum of Barcelona CosmoCaixa
Located near Park Güell, the Science Museum of Barcelona consists of 50,000 m2 shared in 5 floors which makes it one of the largest museums in the city. This place is perfect for families or groups of friends because it is really interactive. You will learn a lot of things while having fun. It houses an exact reproduction of a flooded Brazilian Amazon forest with crocodiles and piranhas, that is unique in Europe.
Price: General admission: 5€
Free: -16 yo
Do you want to explore the unconventional museums in Barcelona? Do not hesitate to get off the beaten track and take a look at the following ones!
The Design Museum of Barcelona is one of the most recent museums in the city. This museum houses more than 70,000 items that are divided into 6 themes. You will be able to have a journey through the history of fashion on the 3rd floor in this unconventional edifice or discover the design of housing products from the 30s to today on the 1st floor.
Price: General admission: 6 €
Reduced admission: 4 € (students, unemployed people, seniors)
Free: -16 yo, Sunday afternoons, from 3 to 8 pm, and all day long the first Sunday of each month
Chocolate Museum of Barcelona
The Chocolate Museum of Barcelona is the smallest museum but is the sweetest! In this museum, you will learn how chocolate arrived in Europe from South America as well as you will be able to see various chocolate sculptures. The smell of the chocolate is all over the place and the entrance ticket in chocolate will ravish your taste buds.
Price: General admission: 6 €
Reduced admission: 5.1 € (students, unemployed people, seniors)
Free: – 7 yo
In order to avoid waiting in the queue, you should buy all your tickets online and go to visit museums early in the morning or at the end of the day.
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