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15 Best Art Galleries in Barcelona

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Wanting to see art, but without the tourists? Discover some of the biggest little places to see art in Barcelona.


When you need an art fix, the first thing you might think of is the beloved Picasso Museum or the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. While all of the big, touristy places are great to see well known artists and the history of art over time, the little art galleries throughout Barcelona are equally as interesting. From limited exhibitions to displays of local Barcelona artists, the galleries allow for fresh takes on art. Some even allow you to attend events on certain community days. Head to any of the galleries, where you always get in free, and you’ll be amazed at the treasures you might find.

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1. ProjecteSD

  • Art
  • Eixample

Silvia Dauder’s penchant for new photography and film is sculpted into subtle, provocative and highly original shows. Limited-edition artists’ texts, detailed explanations in English and Silvia’s own bilingual talents complement the exhibitions. You’ll enter intrigued, but emerge informed. Look out for Patricia Dauder, Pieter Vermeersch and Asier Mendizábal.

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2. Marlborough

The Marlborough family of galleries was founded in London in 1946 and won prestige in the 1950s for being the first gallery to show the German Expressionists in London. By 1958 Marlborough was representing such artists as Oskar Kokoschka, Henry Moore, Francis Bacon, Victor Pasmore and Lucian Freud.In 1962 the New York gallery was opened, followed by Tokyo and Madrid. They also have spaces in Chile, Florida, Monaco, Chelsea and, of course, Barcelona, which was inaugurated in 2006.

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3. Senda

  • Art
  • Eixample

This historical gallery of Barcelona was founded in 1991 and recently moved to Trafalgar Street in 2015. The space is headed by Carlos Duran and Chus Roig and stands out for its eclecticism. The gallery supports young artists, but also known names from the national and international levels. It flees from unidirectional thinking and speaks all kinds of artistic languages.

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4. Galeria Mayoral

  • Art
  • Eixample

Specializing in postwar art, big names like Miró, Picasso, Dalí, the members of Dau al Set and artists who had a special link with Catalonia, such as Calder, Magritte, Chagall, Chillida, Saura or Millares can all be found here. Each piece has a purpose and is a result of an intense process of research and documentation.

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5. ADN

  • Art
  • Eixample

ADN started out with the aim of creating a hybrid platform between commercial mediation and cultural contribution to disseminate current artistic trends. The gallery focuses on projects that reflect contextual dynamics, and artists working in the socio-political realm, such as Eugenio Merino, Núria Güell, the collective known as Democracia, and Carlos Aires, among others.

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6. Joan Prats

  • Art
  • Eixample

Ever since its inception in 1976, Joan Prats has been part of art fairs Arco, Art Basel and Art Basel-Miami Beach. The gallery is committed to different artistic diciplines and names of the contemporary scene such as Ràfols Casamada, Luis Gordillo, Juliao Sarmento, Perejaume, Carles Congost or Teresa Solar Abboud, among others. The gallery was one of the city’s pioneers in contemporary art and continues to promote the various forms these artists use to express themselves.

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7. RocioSantaCruz ART

  • Art
  • Dreta de l’Eixample

This contemporary art gallery is run by Rocio Santa Cruz, who previously headed up projects such as Raiña Lupa o + R, and now approaches the gallery as a space to produce. The gallery also supports and exhibits works by local artists in the area, including veterans such as Ferran Garcia Sevilla and younger artists such as Mar Arza and Blanca Casas.

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Photo: Sala Parés

8. Sala Parés

  • Art
  • Ciutat Vella

Sala Parés is the oldest running art gallery in Barcelona, and it was also the first to open in all of Spain. In 1991, contemporary art gallery Galeria Trama opened in the same street, sharing an address with the Sala Parés. More recently the entire space started operating only as Sala Parés, and features figurative and realistic paintings as well as other contemporary works that span disciplines, such as sculpture, photography, video art and other hybrid styles.

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9. Bombon

Bernat Daviu and Joana Rueda are the masterminds behind Bombon, an adventure in the form of a gallery that moves away from conventional galleries. They promote and represent artists, but also want to be a multipurpose space where many things can occur. The most import thing however is that new generations are encouraged with contemporary art.

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10. Galeria Miquel Alzueta

  • Art
  • Vila de Gràcia

Pictorial and photographic gallery that works with established and emerging artists.

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  • Art
  • Eixample

The gallery of Paco Revés opened its doors in 2005; A veteran art lover who in the past had a foothold in the world of entertainment. In this gallery, art pieces are mixed with unconventional objects and furniture. They represent artists such as Antoni Llena, Joan Miró, Luis Marsans, Hernández Pijuan and Saul Steinberet, among others.

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12. Nogueras Blanchard

  • Art
  • Areas

This gallery moved in 2015 from C/ Xucla in Barcelona to its current location in L’Hospitalet. It worked with fifteen artists, including Ester Partegàs, Leandro Erlich and Wilfredo Prieto, names with commitment or their own voice to challenge the viewer about the world around him.

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13. Galeria 3 Punts

  • Art
  • Eixample

What you’ll mainly find in this Eixample gallery is contemporary art in its many facets (the gallery’s 175 square metres makes it suitable for most formats). Special attention is dedicated to new artists as well as those with an already established career. Seven or eight individual exhibitions are programmed per year, and the 3 Punts also takes part in international fairs and collaborates with other national and international galleries.

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14. Estrany de la Mota

  • Art
  • Eixample

This cavernous basement is one of the most intriguing art spaces in the city. It hosts outstanding contemporary exhibitions, particularly in photography and film, from the likes of Finnish artist Esko Männikkö and Scottish film buff Douglas Gordon.

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15. Àngels Barcelona

  • Art
  • Ciutat Vella

Hurrah to local gallery owner and entrepreneur Emilio Álvarez for keeping the Barcelona contemporary art world alive – and its various factions talking to one another. This smart space shows photography and video pieces, and hosts the occasional performance. Nearby Room Service (C/Àngels; 16, 93 302 1016), is dedicated to furniture design, while Álvarez’s restaurant Carmelitas shows lo-fi video art at mealtimes (C/Doctor Dou 1, 93 412 4684,

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      Despite its location at the base of leafy Montjüic hill, this site has serious history. Refugi 307 was the 307th of the 1,000 bomb shelters built during the Spanish Civil War, when Franco’s army let rip on the city—making no distinction between military targets and civilians. Today, a guided look inside the dark and narrow Refugi 307—one of the best preserved—shares the reality of a life spent in hiding.

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      Fundació Antoni TàpiesArrow

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    Museums in Barcelona, ​​Spain

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    There are more than 55 museums in Barcelona covering a wide variety of subjects, including art, history, architecture, science, sports, war and the sea. In this article, I have reviewed just a few of the most popular museums and provided links to websites with more detailed information.

    Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família
    Gaudí’s La Pedrera
    Camp Nou (FC Barcelona Museum)
    CCCB (Barcelona Center for Contemporary Culture)
    Museu d’Història de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia)
    Maritime Museum
    Catalan Museum of Archeology
    Dalí Museum in Figueres

    Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia

    museums in Barcelona – Sagrada Família by Antoni Gaudí
    Nearest metro station from Sagrada Família. Click on the map to enlarge it.

    Metro: Sagrada Família (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2), 2 minutes walk from metro.

    The architecture of Barcelona was greatly influenced by the work of Antoni Gaudí. One of Gaudí’s greatest creations, the Sagrada Família is a huge temple that has been under construction since 1882. This building ranks first in terms of attendance among the attractions of Barcelona, ​​receiving more than 2,000,000 visitors a year.

    Entering the Sagrada Família, you can visit the museum, which is located there. The museum is dedicated to the history of the Sagrada Família and also provides an amazing glimpse into Gaudí himself.

    The museum is truly breathtaking because you will see photos of the construction of the Sagrada Família from today to the start of construction. There is also a model of the Sagrada Família showing what the temple will look like when it is completed (it is supposed to be completed within 30 years).

    Due to the large number of people visiting the Sagrada Família, this museum is one of the most visited and popular museums in Barcelona.

    Photos of La Sagrada Família Learn more about the work of Antoni Gaudí.

    La Sagrada Familia
    Carrer Mallorca, 401
    08013 Barcelona, ​​España.

    Working hours:

    January 01 and January 06 Sunday and Friday 09:00 – 14:00
    January – February Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 18:00
    Sunday 10:30 – 18:00
    March – October Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 19:00
    Sunday 10:30 – 19:00
    April – September Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 20:00
    Sunday 10:30 – 20:00
    November – December Monday – Saturday 9:00 – 18:00
    Sunday 10:30 – 18:00
    December 25 – December 26 Monday – Tuesday 09:00 – 14:00

    Admission fee: €26. 00
    Access for people with disabilities: Yes

    You can queue up to enter the Sagrada Família for 1-2 hours during the peak season, sometimes more. In addition to this inconvenience, if the temple’s capacity reaches its limit, you may not be allowed in at all. However, there is a way to avoid standing in lines and guaranteed to get into the temple. Read our article on how to skip the lines at the Sagrada Família.

    How to get to the Sagrada Família

    Metro: Sagrada Família (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2)

    Barcelona Bus Turistic stop

    If you take the Barcelona Bus Turistic, the nearest stop for the Sagrada Família is Sagrada Família

    Public transport – bus

    Mallorca / Marina: 19, 33, 34, 50, 51, h20

    Car parking

    Parking near the Sagrada Família

    Official website: La Sagrada Família

    Skip-the-line tickets for the Sagrada Família included FREE with the Barcelona City Pass. Click here to find out more.

    Click to book skip-the-line tickets online for Gaudí’s Sagrada Familia Basilica

    La Pedrera Antoni Gaudí (House Mila / Quarry by Antoni Gaudí)

    Museums in Barcelona – photo of La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí

    Subway: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5), 5 minutes walk from the subway.

    The house itself is and there is a museum . La Pedrera is another creation of Gaudi and the second most visited museum in Barcelona after the Sagrada Família.

    La Pedrera must be the most unusual residential building in the world. At one time, potential tenants were in no hurry to move in because the walls were irregularly shaped, and they were worried that the furniture would not fit properly. Today, La Pedrera is one of the most important museums in Barcelona, ​​which also houses Renaissance paintings and a collection of modern paintings.

    Photos La Pedrera

    Month Day Time
    January 09 – January 15 Monday – Sunday closed
    January – December Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 18:30
    Holiday 09:00 – 18:30
    December 25 Sunday closed
    Nearest metro station from La Pedrera Click to enlarge the map.

    La Pedrera
    Carrer Provenca, 261 – 265
    08008 Barcelona, ​​España.

    Admission fee: €28.00
    Save money with the Barcelona Card
    Discount: €3.00

    Accessibility for people with disabilities: yes, 100% wheelchair accessible.

    How to get to the house La Pedrera

    Metro: Diagonal Station (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)

    Tourist bus stop Barcelona Bus Turistic

    If you take the Barcelona Bus Turistic, the closest stop to La Pedrera is La Pedrera

    Public transport – bus

    Passeig de Gràcia / Avinguda Diagonal: 7, 22, 24, V15

    Car parking

    Website: Official website of La Pedrera

    Click to book skip-the-line tickets to Gaudí’s La Pedrera with audio guide

    Museu Futbol Club Barcelona -President Nunez, Camp Nou (FC Barcelona Museum)

    Nearest metro station from FC Barcelona Click to enlarge the map.

    Metro: Collblanc (Blue Line, L5) 15 minutes walk from metro.

    The FC Barcelona Museum is the fourth most visited museum in Barcelona. The museum exhibits objects of the club’s sports history from a century ago. There are two types of entrance tickets. The first type of tickets allows you to get into the museum and go to the stands. The second gives the right to a tour of the locker rooms, press rooms, VIP boxes and gives you the opportunity to enter the field itself. You will also be able to sit on the players’ benches and see what the best seats in the stadium are like.

    If you love football, then this is another must-visit place.

    FC Barcelona photo guide

    Official website: Barcelona FC Museum and Stadium

    Barcelona FC Museum
    Aristides Maillol, 12
    08028 Barcelona, ​​España.

    Working hours:

    Month Day Time
    10 January – 01 May Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
    Sunday 10:00 – 15:00
    02 May – 16 Oct Monday – Sunday 09:30 – 19:00
    17 October – 31 December Monday – Saturday 10:00 – 18:00
    Sunday 10:00 – 15:00
    25 December and 01 January Saturday closed

    Admission fees
    Adults: €31. 50
    Children: €26.00

    Access for people with disabilities: Yes

    How to get to Barcelona FC Camp Nou

    Metro: Collblanc Station (Blue Line, L5)

    Barcelona Bus Turistic 9 stop0003

    With the Barcelona Bus Turistic, the nearest stop for FC Barcelona Camp Nou is Camp Nou (FC Barcelona)

    Public Transport – Bus

    Estadi del Futbol Club Barcelona: 75
    Les Corts / Arizala: H8
    Mini-Estadi / Palau Blaugrana: 113



    Camp Nou football stadium parking lot (Camp Nou FC Barcelona)

    Book your tickets for the Camp Nou tour online to skip the lines

    Click to book your tickets online for quick access to the Camp Nou Experience tour at FC Barcelona

    CCCB (Barcelona Contemporary Art Center)

    CCCB is the eighth most popular museum in Barcelona. It regularly hosts exhibitions of various types of art, including photographs, paintings, sculptures and frescoes from around the world and different periods. The museum constantly organizes various exhibitions, so it is best to check their website to find out which exhibition is running at any given time.
    Montalegre, 5
    08001 Barcelona, ​​España.

    Opening hours: depends on the season – see website for details.

    Admission fee: €6.00 ​​
    Access for people with disabilities: Yes

    How to get to the Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB)

    Metro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) or Universitat (Red Line, L1) and (Purple Line, L2)

    Barcelona Bus Turistic stop

    If you take the Barcelona Bus Turistic, the nearest stop for CCCB is Plaça Catalunya

    Public transport – bus

    Montalegre / Valdonzella: 120
    Ronda Sant Antoni / Plaça Goya: 24, 41, 55, 91, h26
    Plaça Catalunya: 91 5. 42.40 59, 62, 66, 67, 68, V13, V15, Aerobus

    Car parking

    Parking near CCCB

    Official website: CCCB

    Museum d’ Història de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia)

    Metro: Barceloneta Station (Yellow Line, L4)

    If you wanted to know more about the history of Catalonia, then this is one of the museums in Barcelona that should interest you. Many interesting objects from different periods in the history of Catalonia are exhibited here. The museum has taken an active approach to displaying exhibits, and visitors can interact with many items.

    More information about the exhibitions held by the museum can be found on the official website.

    Directions from metro Barceloneta to Museum d’Historia de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia). Click the mouse to enlarge the map.

    Official website: Catalan history

    Museum d’Història de Catalunya
    Plaça. de Pau Vila, 3 (Palau de Mar)
    08003 Barcelona, ​​España.

    Opening hours: depends on the season – see website for details.

    Admission: €6.00 ​​
    Save money with the Barcelona Card
    Discount: 20%

    Access for people with disabilities: Yes

    How to get to the Museu d’ Història de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia)

    Metro: Barceloneta Station (Yellow Line, L4)

    Barcelona Bus Turistic stop

    If you take the Barcelona Bus Turistic bus, the closest stop to Museu d’ Història de Catalunya is Museum d’ Història de Catalunya

    , 45, 59, V15, D20

    Car parking

    Parking near the Museum d’ Història de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia)

    Official website: Catalan History

    Click here to order tickets for the Museum of Catalan History online and avoid the queues

    Maritime Museum

    Museu Maritim (maritime museum) one of the specialized museums covering the period from 1750 to 1850. Many types of maritime artefacts from Barcelona and surrounding areas are on display here. After visiting the museum, you can take a short walk to see the Mirador de Colom (a huge statue honoring Christopher Columbus) and then take a scenic walk along the marina at Port Vell. Photos of Columbus Monument

    Maritime Museum
    Avinguda de les Drassanes s/n,
    08001 Barcelona, ​​España.

    Working hours:

    Month Day Time
    January 01 and 06 closed
    January – December Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 20:00
    24 December Saturday 10:00 – 15:00
    December 25 and 26 closed
    December 31 Saturday 10:00 – 15:00

    Admission fee: €10. 00
    Save money with the Barcelona Card
    Discount: 20%

    Accessibility for people with disabilities: Yes

    How to get to the Maritime Museum (Maritime Museum)

    Metro: Drassanes Station (Green Line, L3)

    Barcelona Bus Turistic stop

    With the Barcelona Bus Turistic, the nearest stop for Maritime Museum is Passeig de Colom

    Public transport – bus

    Les Drassanes: 91, D20, h24
    Avinguda Drassanes / Plaça Portal de la Pau: 120

    Car Parking

    Maritime Museum Parking Lot

    Official Website: Maritime Museum Maritime Museum

    Catalan Museum of Archeology

    This museum exhibits many archaeological exhibits from the prehistoric period and the period of ancient history. The curators especially emphasize the archaeological finds from Catalonia. The museum is of interest if you want to learn more about the ancient history of Catalonia. It is worth a visit, if only because of the novelty of the subject. For more information, please visit their website.

    Official website: Museu d’ Arqueologia de Catalunya (Catalan Museum of Archeology)
    Museu d’ Arqueologia de Catalunya
    Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41
    (Parc de Montjuïa) 0 7 Barcelona.

    Working hours:

    Month Day Time
    January – December Monday closed
    Tuesday – Saturday 09:30 – 19:00
    Sunday and Holiday 10:00 – 14:30
    December 24 and December 31 Sunday 10:00 – 14:30

    Admission: €6.00 ​​
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    Discount: 25%

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    How to get to the Museum of Archeology

    Metro: España (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)

    Barcelona Bus Turistic stop

    If you take the Barcelona Bus Turistic bus, the closest stop to the Museu d’ Arqueologia de Catalunya (Catalan Museum of Archeology) is Fundació Joan Miró

    Public transport – bus

    Passeig de l’Exposició / Santa Madrona: 55
    França Xica / Grases: 121
    Plaça Espanya: 13, 23, 30, 37, 46, 50, 65, 79, 91, h2, 1092

    Car parking

    Parking near the Museu d’ Arqueologia de Catalunya (Catalan Museum of Archeology)

    Official website: Museu d’ Arqueologia de Catalunya (Catalan Museum of Archeology)

    Dali Museum in Figueres

    How to get to the museum – RENFE trains – (see below)

    Photograph of the Dalí Museum in Figueres near Barcelona

    The Dalí Museum is located outside of Barcelona but can be reached quickly by train. 1 hour and 29 minutes drive (by car) to the small town of Figueres. Check out the driving directions and directions to the Dalí Museum from Barcelona. We included it in our article because the Dali Museum is one of the most interesting and popular museums in northern Spain. Once in Figueres, you will need to take a 15 minute walk to the museum. There will be signs at the station to help you find your way.

    Figueres was Dali’s hometown and the museum houses the largest collection of his work. Even the building itself is already a work of art, and you have not seen such buildings yet. Museum is highly recommended to visit and is easily accessible are the main reasons why we included it on this list.

    Official website: Dali Museum

    Day trip to the Dalí Museum and Figueres
    Day trip to the Dalí Museum from Barcelona

    Opening hours:

    Day Time
    01 January – 28 February 10:30 – 18:00 Last entry 17:15
    March 01 – March 31 09:30 – 18:00 Last entry 17:15
    01 April – 30 June 09:00 – 20:00 Last entry 19:15
    01 July – 30 September 09:00 – 20:00 Last entry 19:15
    01 Oct – 31 Oct 09:30 – 18:00 Last entry 17:15
    01 Nov – 31 Dec 10:30 – 18:00 Last entry 17:15

    Cost of entry: €17. 00

    How to get there:
    The easiest and cheapest option is the train. Detailed information about train timetables between Figueres and Barcelona can be found on the official RENFE website. You need to search as follows:
    Select Barcelona as Origin (departure point) and Figueres (Figueres) as destination (destination) Official RENFE train schedule. The departure station will be Passeig de Gràcia in Barcelona.

    The journey from Barcelona to Figueres takes 1 hour 45 minutes by Catalunya Express and 2 hours by local train.

    Travel time from Figueres to Girona – 20 minutes.

    We have reviewed only a few of the most significant and popular museums, but there are many more. We hope that this brief overview will give you a general idea of ​​museums. If you want to learn more about art galleries in Barcelona, ​​then read our article about art galleries in Barcelona.

    Barcelona Museums – Top 10 most interesting

    Barcelona Museums is a list of interesting and unique museums, visiting which you will get a lot of useful and broadening your horizons information. We have selected the ten most remarkable museums that you should definitely visit during your trip to Barcelona.

    1Barcelona Museum CosmoCaixa – the best choice for little why-dos

    CosmoCaixa Presents Barcelona Museums for Whys

    A museum for the curious and those who want to combine business with pleasure is the scientific and educational center CosmoCaixa. A nice bonus when visiting this museum is the information that the first Sunday of the month guarantees free admission.

    This museum is worth a visit if you want to expand your knowledge of nature and space. Do not forget to take your child with you, this museum guarantees the desire to learn more. In this Barcelona museum, 2 out of 8 rooms are specially designed for children.

    Address: Carrer d’Isaac Newton, 26, metro Penitents (L3)
    Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00, closed on Monday
    Euro Ticket price: adults – 3 , children – 2 euros. Buy tickets here to avoid the queue at the entrance

    2Museum in Comp Nou

    Museums of Barcelona are distinguished by another attractive representative – the museum of the football club “Barcelona”.

    Football fans will never miss this Barcelona museum. A few years ago, the museum was reconstructed, so a modern look at football will attract even those who do not consider themselves a football fan. The football club that bears the name of this vibrant city is no less amazing. The whole world knows Barca, so this museum in Barcelona is one of the most visited.

    Address: Carrer Aristides Maillol, s/n, metro Collblanc (L5)
    Opening hours: Monday-Saturday from 10:00 to 18:30, Sunday from 10:00 to 14:30
    Ticket price : adults – 23 euros, children – 18 euros. Buy tickets here to avoid the queue at the entrance

    3Barcelona Maritime Museum

    Barcelona Maritime Museums

    One of the best in the city is the Maritime Museum, located near Drassanes metro station. The city, which is a modern port, could not do without a museum, which will collect the history of the emergence and development of shipping. The exhibits of this museum will attract anyone, because you will see in it boats, liners, and a collection of old ships. Children will be delighted with many exhibits of this museum.

    Location: Av. de les Drassanes, metro Drassanes (L3)
    Opening hours: every day from 10:00 to 20:00
    Ticket price: adult – 7 euros, children – 3.50 euros. Every Sunday from 15:00 admission is free.

    4House Mila

    There are a lot of museums in Barcelona associated with the name of Gaudi, one of the most famous is the House of Mila or Pedrera. In addition to the incredible appearance, this house is also a museum inside. After all, the genius of Gaudi, who had a hand in this masterpiece, thought through everything to the smallest detail. There are almost no straight walls inside the building.

    Antonio Gaudí’s architectural idea is based on nature, in all its beauty and variety of proportions and forms. On the top floor of the museum you can get acquainted with the everyday details of Gaudi’s life, and on the other floors there is an exhibition of the Renaissance and many fascinating exhibits.

    Address: Provença street, 261-265 Diagonal metro (L3)
    Opening hours: every day from 09:00 to 18:00 and from 19:00 to 21:00 Ticket price 1025 adults – 25 €, children – 13. 00 €. You can buy tickets here to avoid the queue at the entrance.

    5 Sagrada Familia

    The Museums of Barcelona present yet another masterpiece, without which this collection would not be complete. A continuation of acquaintance with the masterpiece creations of Gaudí is a visit to the Sagrada Familia Museum. Gaudí’s idea is being embodied to this day.

    The Sagrada Familia is as unusual and unique inside as it is outside.

    There is a museum in the Sagrada Familia. There is a model of the future temple in this museum.

    To get to the Sagrada Familia, you will probably have to stand in a fairly long line, especially in season. We recommend using the Sagrada Familia website and buying a ticket online, save time and effort.

    Address: Via Mallorca, 401, metro Sagrada Familia (L2 and L5)
    Opening hours: every day from 09:00 to 18:00 and from 19:00 to 21:00

    Ticket price: 91 adult with audio guide €26, child with audio guide €0. You can buy tickets here to avoid the queue at the entrance.

    6 Picasso Museum in Barcelona

    Picasso Museum in Barcelona

    An important attraction of Barcelona is the Picasso Museum. This Barcelona Museum is located at the Jaume I station in the Gothic Quarter. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is rightfully considered one of the best dedicated to the work of the famous Spaniard; the impressive collection of works collected here is striking.

    The Picasso Museum has about 3,500 works.

    Keep in mind that the Picasso Museum mainly displays early works, sometimes disappointing cubist fans. To see late Picasso, go to Paris.

    Address: rue Montcada, 15-23, metro Jaume I
    Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday from 09:00 to 19:00, Thursday from 09:00 to 21:30, closed on Monday
    Tickets : Buy tickets here to avoid the queue at the entrance.

    7Joan Miro Foundation

    Museum of a lesser-known avant-garde artist The Joan Miro Foundation is a must-see on your list of museums to visit. You can get to it by metro train to Paral.lel, after the funicular to the Fundacio Joan Miro stop.

    The work of this great Catalan master guarantees a special spirit and an incredible experience. Miro is magnificent both in graphics and in sculpture. Today, the foundation is a center for studying the art of contemporaries, therefore, in addition to the works of Miro, the works of other figures of contemporary art are also presented here. The museum is located next to the stunning views from Montjuic, so you can finish the tour with a great walk.

    Address: Aragó Street 1, Metro España (L3 and L1)
    Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 18:00, Thursday from 10:00 to 21:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00, Sunday 10:00 to 14:30
    Ticket price: adults – 12 euros, children under 14 years old – free of charge.

    Buy tickets here to avoid the queue at the entrance.

    8Museum of Modern Art: for special connoisseurs

    Contemporary art lovers can’t afford to miss another Barcelona museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art. After the Olympic Games in Barcelona, ​​a museum appeared that concentrated the quintessence of modern art in its halls, canvases appeared here:

    • Picasso
    • Dan Graham
    • Marcel Broodfaers
    • Jackson Polock
    • Joe Spence
    • Paul Cezanne
    • Dieter Roth

    Once a homeless shelter, this courtyard now hosts CCCB themed exhibits. If you use the center’s website, you can find out what kind of exhibition you can expect if you find yourself in the museum.

    How to get there: take the subway train to one of the two stops: st. Catalunya L3 (Green Line) or L1 (Red Line), st. University L1 (Red) or L2 (Purple).
    Address: Plaça dels Àngels, 1
    Opening hours: every day from 09:00 to 18:00 and from 19:00 to 21:00
    Ticket price: Wednesday-Saturday and Monday from 11:00 00 to 20:00, Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00, closed on Tuesday

    9Museum of National Art of Catalonia (MNAC)

    The Museum of National Art of Catalonia, or MNAC, is the fine arts museum of the entire region. It was built at the foot of Montjuic specifically for the opening of the International Exhibition on 1929 years old The palace is located at the end of the Avenue of the Queen Maria Cristina (Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina) opposite the famous singing fountains in Barcelona. It was restored for the 1992 Olympic Games.

    Address: Mirador del Palau Nacional, España metro (L3 and L1)
    Opening hours:

    1. Sunday and holidays – from 10:00 to 15:00.
    2. Summer season: from June 1 to September 30, Tue-Sat from 10:00 to 20:00. Sunday and holidays – from 10:00 to 15:00

    Ticket price: adults – 12 euros. Buy tickets here to avoid the queue at the entrance

    10Barcelona Open Air Museums: Streets of the Gothic Quarter

    Gothic Quarter

    Although this is not a museum of Barcelona in the usual sense, it will definitely impress you. The Gothic Quarter will amaze you with its medieval atmosphere and narrow streets winding so gracefully that it makes you want to walk along them longer. In addition, the quarter is full of all sorts of shops and shops that attract tourists from all over the world.

    Jaume I metro station will be the closest to the Gothic Quarter.

    The charm of this area comes from a large number of attractions in the open air. Barrio Gotico has preserved a huge number of buildings from the 14th-15th centuries, as well as buildings from the time of the Roman Empire. The Royal Square with a beautiful fountain located on it is magnificent. The streets of the quarter for traffic are most often closed.

    The Gothic Quarter rounds out Barcelona’s top 10 must-see museums, but is a unique hub for a wide range of attractions. This is one of the most beautiful preserved old centers in Europe. Walk here on your own or book a tour with an English-speaking guide in advance. This amazing place will reveal its secrets to you, which are kept here a lot.

    Barcelona museums will give you a lot of impressions.