Here is our subjective selection of the must-see museums!
The MACBA, the Museum of Modern Art in Barcelona
This architectural icon of Richard Meier, located in the heart of the Raval has established itself as one of the best museums in Barcelona, setting the city as an international reference for contemporary art. Do not miss the Keith Haring fresco at the entrance or the esplanade where the best skaters in the city come to train every day!
Open every day except Tuesdays until 7.30 pm and admission costs 7.5 €
The Picasso Museum
Opened in 1963, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona is housed in an old palace in the Gotic district, offering works by the painter from the end of the 19th to the mid-20th centuries.
Open every day except Monday, from 10 am to 8 pm
Admission costs 10 €, it is free the first Sunday of the month and the other Sundays from 3 pm. Attention, the queue is very long if you do not book in advance!
The Joan Miro Foundation:
In the heart of the famous hill of MontJuic, where we recommend you to stroll at the end of the day, to enjoy the sunset over the city, the Joan Miro Foundation, marvel of architecture, retraces the work of Catalan genius Joan Miro. You will find there many works of this other surreal master, as well as documentaries and testimonies of these contemporaries. The museum is as exceptional as its contents!
Open every day except Monday, and on Sundays it closes at 2 pm, admission costs 9 €
The Museum of History of Barcelona
No need to be a history buff; One goes there especially for the superb palace and the Plaça del Rei which shelters the museum.
Open every day except Monday, until 19 or 20h depending on the season, and the admission costs 7 €.
The Maritím Museum
Coastal city, Barcelona has a history intimately linked world of the sea. The collection of arts of the maritime museum exposes objects from the medieval times until the 19th century: navigation instruments, testimonies, models of old boats ...
Open every day from 10 am to 7 pm, admission costs 5 EUR.
The Casa Batlló
Casa Batlló, built between 1904 and 1906 in the heart of the city, is the most emblematic work of the brilliant Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi. Located on Passeig de Gracia, a must for shoppers from all over the world, this dreamlike and poetic place is a must for Catalan culture. Not far from here is another modernist masterpiece by Gaudi, Casa Mila, better known as "Pedrera".
Open daily from 9 am to 9 pm, admission costs 21.5 EUR for adults and 18.5 EUR for children.
The Sagrada Familia
Another central work of the architect Antoni Gaudi, although not really a museum in itself, this basilica of naturalistic-modernist inspiration, the emblem of Barcelona, is without a doubt the most emblematic monument of Barcelona, and therefore a place to visit in priority. Gaudi has designed a meticulous symbology that makes this edifice a mystical poem!
Open every day from 9 am to 6 pm, admission costs 14 EUR.