TOP 10
Museums in Barcelona

TOP 10
Museums in Barcelona

BEST ART MUSEUM
in Barcelona

Oh, art. Barcelona has a lot of it. What’s special about Barcelona’s museums when compared to other cities and museums, however, is that the local museums tend to focus on Spanish, or even Catalan art. You won’t find a “Prado” or a “Louvre” type of museum here, encompassing all of Europe’s art throughout the ages.
Barcelona’s museums either focus on an artist, such as Tápies, Mirò, or Picasso – Spanish artists or artists who lived in Barcelona – or, as an alternative, they show Spanish art from a certain age, much like the MNAC, MEAM, or the Museum of Modernisme.

If you think that this national kind of focus makes for a boring visit, think again – a closer look at Catalan art can be absolutely fascinating! So go ahead and give it a try.

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FREDERIC MARES MUSEUM

Catalan sculptor Frederic Marès was an avid collector of all kinds of everyday objects, from keys to pipes.

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FUNDACION TÀPIES

Catalonia is known for its talented artists and abstract painter Antoni Tàpies is one of them.

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8

MACBA

The MACBA is a museum for contemporary art: there is mostly abstract art here!

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7

CAIXA FORUM

A top exhibition house - for international & national artists - is now located in a former modernist factory.

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6

MEAM

Admire contemporary figurative art by Spanish artists and soak up the incredible atmosphere.

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5

MUSEUM OF MODERNISME

Explore Catalan modernism in all its glory at this underrated museum. It just seems like a dream!

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4

Moco Museum

Now, Barcelona has international contemporary art to offer! The opening was in October 2021.

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MIRO MUSEUM

The great artist and son of Barcelona Joan Miró has founded his own museum. Don't miss it!

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MNAC

The MNAC Museum shows 1000 years of Spanish and Catalan art. From Romanesque to Modern art!

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PICASSO MUSEUM

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TIP 1
THE ARTICKET

The Articket gets you into the six top art museums for a total price of EUR 35. Skip the queues and save money!

The museums you can visit with this ticket are: the MNAC, the Picasso Museum, the Fundació Miró, the MACBA, the Fundació Tàpies and the CCCB.

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CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Wondering what exhibitions will be on when you’re due to be in Barcelona? We’ve got you covered! Check out our list of all the upcoming exhibitions and sort them by month.

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