Barcelona Museums

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Barcelona Museums

There are so many museums, galleries and art exhibits in Barcelona, it's hard to know where to begin! To help you sort it out, we've identified the "major" Barcelona museums - in other words, the "must-sees" and most prestigious- plus the "minor" ones, among which you'll find a number of gems as well.

Given that Barcelona has such a strong cultural scene, it's only logical that there are a handful of great cultural centers as well. On any given day you're sure to find a film series, special lecture, temporary exhibit or workshop related to a variety of topics.


If you are living in Barcelona, planning on an extended stay, or are an absolute art buff ready to pack in as many museums as possible, you might want to purchase an Articket. This single pass allows 1 visit each to any 6 of the following Barcelona museums and cultural centers:

  • MNAC (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya)
  • Picasso Museum
  • Fundació Joan Miró
  • MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona)
  • Fundació Tàpies
  • Centre de Cultura Contemporánia de Barcelona (CCCB)
  • Fundació Caixa de Catalunya

Major Barcelona Museums

  • The Joan Miró Foundation
  • The Tàpies Foundation
  • The City History Museum
  • The FC Barcelona Footbal Museum
  • The Barbier-Mueller Museum of Pre-Columbian Art

Use this link for more information: Major Barcelona Museums

Minor Barcelona Museums

  • The Maritime Museum
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  • Wax Museum Museu
  • Monestir de Pedralbes
  • The Erotica Museum
  • Museu Frederic Marès
  • The Chocolate Museum
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • The Botanical Gardens
  • The Zoology Museum
  • Catalonia History Museum
  • The Science Museum
  • The Arqueological Museum of Catalonia

Use this link for more information: Minor Barcelona Museums