Museums in Barcelona
Museums in Barcelona
BEST ART MUSEUM
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.
FREDERIC MARES MUSEUM
Catalan sculptor Frederic Marès was an avid collector of all kinds of everyday objects, from keys to pipes.Find out more
Catalonia is known for its talented artists and abstract painter Antoni Tàpies is one of them.Find out more
The MACBA is a museum for contemporary art: there is mostly abstract art here!Find out more
A top exhibition house - for international & national artists - is now located in a former modernist factory.Find out more
Admire contemporary figurative art by Spanish artists and soak up the incredible atmosphere.Find out more
MUSEUM OF MODERNISME
Explore Catalan modernism in all its glory at this underrated museum. It just seems like a dream!Find out more
Now, Barcelona has international contemporary art to offer! The opening was in October 2021.Find out more
The great artist and son of Barcelona Joan Miró has founded his own museum. Don't miss it!Find out more
The MNAC Museum shows 1000 years of Spanish and Catalan art. From Romanesque to Modern art!Find out more
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.
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.Find out more