Barcelona is a city filled with museums, not only art galleries but also of many other kinds. You can visit the hearse museum, the chocolate museum, the wax museum, the Egyptian museum, the music museum, the perfume museum and many, many more. We recommend just a few below, but you can see a complete list by following this link:
On the website of each museum you will find the address, opening hours and entrance fee. Some public museums are free on the first Sunday of the month.
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona
The Museu del Disseny de Barcelona is located on the Plaça de les Glòries, next to two great cultural centres, L’Auditori and the Teatre Nacional. The museum was created as a result of merging a number of different collections.
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
The Palau Nacional, the emblematic building from the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition, is the home of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. The museum is situated on Montjuïc hill, an exceptional location from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city of Barcelona.
CaixaForum, the Museum and Cultural Centre of the “La Caixa” social foundation is housed in one of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona, the former Casaramona factory, a jewel of industrial modernism by Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Located in the historic centre of Barcelona, MACBA has over 20,000 m2 of contemporary creations. Its programme includes visual arts, performance, dance, cinema, music, events and a pioneering programme of educational activities.
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
Located in the former “Casa de la Caritat” (Almshouse), the CCCB is one of the great infrastructures of the nineties. Its aim is to offer activities of all kinds based on the city, so it analyses the urban phenomenon from all viewpoints and all cultural disciplines.
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
The Fundación Antoni Tàpies houses one of the most complete collections of the work of the famous Catalan artist. It is situated in one of the most representative buildings of modernist Barcelona, the work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner.
Fundació Joan Miró
Situated in Barcelona’s Montjuïc Park in a magnificent Mediterranean-style building by Josep Lluís Sert, the Joan Miró Foundation is currently the largest public collection of works by the artist Joan Miró.
Museu Frederic Marès
The Frederic Marès Museum can be found in the Gothic Quarter of the city in part of what used to be the Palau Reial Major (Grand Royal Palace) of the Counts of Barcelona. The museum houses the extensive, valuable collection of works and objects d’art collected by Frederic Marès during his lifetime.
Housed in five original 13th and 14th Catalan Gothic palaces, the Picasso Museum opened its doors to the public in 1963 and has become the place to find out about the artist’s early years.
Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona
The new Museu del Modernisme, which opened in March 2010 in an old textile mill in the centre of Barcelona, offers visitors the possibility of enjoying a cultural centre devoted entirely to modernist art.
Museu del Calçat
The Footwear Museum can be found in the Renaissance home of the Master Shoemakers Guild. It contains a curious collection of shoes and tools used for this craft.
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, 5, 08002 Barcelona
Tel. 933 01 45 33
Museu Egipci de Barcelona
The Fundación Arqueológica Clos – Barcelona Egyptian Museum not only houses one of largest private collections in Europe of Egyptian art and culture but is also committed to researching, studying and publicising ancient Egypt.
Museu Etnogràfic Andino – Amazònic
The Museum of Andean and Amazonian Ethnography can be found in the Capuchin monastery in Sarrià, some distance from of the centre of Barcelona.
Carrer del Cardenal Vives i Tutó, 2-16. Convent dels Caputxins de Sarrià, 08034
Tel. 932 043 458
Museu d’Història de Barcelona – Plaça del Rei (MUHBA)
Below the most iconic square of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter lies an impressive archaeological journey through the Roman colony of Barcino.
CosmoCaixa – Museo de la Ciencia
The Barcelona Science Museum, CosmoCaixa, is run by the “La Caixa” social foundation and is dedicated to stimulating knowledge of and opinion on science among the public through exhibitions and a wide variety of activities.