Get to know the best museums in Barcelona

The complete guide you should know to visit all the most important museums in Barcelona at your own pace and according to your tastes

When you think of Barcelona you automatically think of culture, and we love culture.. And it is that walking around the city, in any neighborhood and throughout the year, also offers you the great opportunity to visit the most emblematic museums of the Catalan capital, which will make you discover the culture, essence and history of Barcelona.

For this reason, today we share a complete guide for you to know what are the most important museums in Barcelona that you should know.

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Located in a modern Raval building, it was formerly just a church that was later converted into a convent. The CCCB is a unique space in the city that promotes a multitude of thematic projects and exhibitions, both in face-to-face and digital format. They are characterized by playing themes of cinema, literature among other international current affairs, all linked to the personality of being in the middle of the heart of Barcelona.


This museum is dedicated to the artist Joan Miró, located on the Montjuc mountain in the middle of nature, was inaugurated in 1975 becoming a magnificent setting for the largest public collection of works by this acclaimed artist who is an emblem of Barcelona. Here you can find a large collection of the artist where they predominate: 217 paintings, 179 sculptures, engravings and textiles and thousands of drawings.


Located in the heart of the Raval district, MACBA has become a benchmark for contemporary artistic experimentation at European level. A unique place in the city where the modernity of the building is combined next to the Convent dels Angels and which open to a square full of young skate fans, thus forming a unique cultural contrast in the city.


This museum is one of the most important in Romanesque and Gothic art in all of Europe. It also features Renaissance and Baroque works, along with 20th-century artistic expressions that are housed in total harmony at the impressive Palau Nacional de Montjuc.


If you think of Picasso then you have to visit his museum in Barcelona, where the most complete collection of the training and youth stage of the famous artist is exhibited. Here you can find one of the most legendary paintings of the artist, such as the series Las Meninas, within the blue age. This beautiful museum is located in a medieval palace very close to the Church of Santa Maria del Mar.


The link between Barcelona and the sea is historic. And the maritime museum has the ancient Atarazanas, built between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries, which include the historic Highlights, which is the reproduction of the Royal Galera Juan of Austria that took place at the Battle of Lepanto and the pailebote Santa Eulia, 1918, moored in the port of Barcelona since that time.


Modernism is synonymous with Barcelona and has had a great role in the history of this fantastic city. For this reason, the Catalan capital has the Museum of Modernism, with the intention of publicize the heritage of this genuine movement that was very well received in the Catalan territory. We recommend that you visit it because that’s how you’ll know the essence of Barcelona’s architecture.

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