Best Museums in Barcelona

There is more than Sagrada Familia and Gothic Square in Barcelona. You can also visit some museums in the city. Now, we present you the best museums you can visit in your stay in Barcelona.

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Barcelona is the perfect city for cultural visits. You will find art in the streets, in galleries and just about everywhere else in the city. We look at the best museums in Barcelona in this post. And if you want to relax after visiting them, just have a tapas tour in Barcelona with us. We will take you to interesting bars and restaurants for delicious local dishes, vermouth and other drinks.

Picasso Museum: The origins of a genius

The Picasso Museum is one of the most visited galleries in the city. In fact, it has a very interesting collection with thousands of art pieces dating back to Picasso’s youth when he lived in Barcelona. The permanent collection is full of portraits, self-portraits and other scenes painted by the master himself. Perhaps the most interesting painting in this museum is Arlequin from 1917.

Fundació Joan Miró: The magic of surrealism

The museum of Fundació Joan Miró is the perfect gallery to discover the life and the career of Joan Miró, one of the most important surrealist artists in the world. Paintings, ceramics, sculptures and other types of art can be seen in nine rooms, each of them related to a different period in his career. A visit to this museum will take you to a magic universe full of colour, imagination and almost abstraction, thanks to his particular style.

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Cosmocaixa: The challenge of learning science

Cosmocaixa is a museum created by the bank La Caixa and its objective is teaching science to children in a fun and interesting way. The museum is located in a great modernist building and its rooms and spaces are filled with displays about geology, tropical forests, planets and other rooms dedicated to kids’ entertainment and education. It’s the perfect attraction for those who travel with curious children.

MNAC: One of the best museums in Barcelona for medieval art

MNAC, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, is visited by those who like medieval art as it hosts a great collection of Romanesque art pieces, most of them from the territory of Catalonia where medieval churches are numerous. Christ in Majesty, a fresco from San Clemente de Tahull, and the beautiful religious sculptures are some of the main masterpieces on display. Besides this, there are ancient paintings by European masters like Ribera ‘Lo Spagnoletto’ and Diego de Velázquez.

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Museu Maritim: An insight into the sea

The history of Barcelona is deeply influenced by the Mediterranean Sea. The Museum Maritim is a place where you can realize this. It’s located in a medieval structure once used for repairing boats and houses excellent examples of watercraft, instruments, art and other artifacts related to historical maritime commerce and war.

Other museums in Barcelona

These are some of the best museums in Barcelona but there are other cultural centres that you may find really interesting. If you didn’t find enough modern art from our suggestions, you can also visit the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Antoni Tapies Foundation, both with great pieces from the second half of the 20th century. The museum of Camp Nou Stadium will amaze football fans and Ferrocarril Museum will show you some of the first trains in Catalonia and Spain.

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