Museums in Barcelona

Considered one of the most cultural cities of Europe, Barcelona accommodates numerous museums. Read this article to find about its most important institutions.

Our 3 top museums

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Housed in Montjuïc Castle, the Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (National Museum of Catalan visual art) is one of the main museums in Barcelona.

Museu Picasso

The Museo Picasso (Picasso Museum) in Barcelona features 3,500 works of art by the artist Pablo Picasso. It is the largest collection of artwork by the Cubist artist in the world.

European Museum of Modern Art

The Museu Europeu d’Art Modern (European Museum of Modern Art) in Barcelona features and promotes 20th and 21st century figurative art.

Other interesting museums

Museu d’Història de Catalunya

The Museu d’Història de Catalunya (Museum of the History of Catalonia) in Barcelona reflects the history of Catalonia up to the end of the 20th century.

Fundació Joan Miró

The Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) in Barcelona features modern art and commemorates the Spanish artist Joan Miró.

Museu d’Història de Barcelona

The Museu d’Història de Barcelona MUHBA (Barcelona City History Museum) reflects the history of Barcelona since its foundation until the Middle Ages.

Museu Frederic Marès

The Museu Frederic Marès is housed in a striking palace and features the art and sculpture collection donated by the sculptor Frederic Marès.

MACBA

The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art) features contemporary artwork that dates from mid-twentieth century.

Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona

The Museu del Modernisme de Barcelona (Museum of Modernist Barcelona) is specialized in Catalan Modernism. It is located in a Modernist building in Eixample.

Egyptian Museum

The Museu Egipci de Barcelona (Egyptian Museum in Barcelona) offers extremely interesting exhibitions on Egyptian art and culture.

Museu Blau

The Museu Blau (Blau Museum) is part of the Natural Science Museum of Barcelona. It is located in the Forum Park and is a great museum for children.

Other museums in Barcelona

Museu de la Xocolata

The Museu de la Xocolata (Chocolate Museum) in Barcelona reflects the history of chocolate and includes several artwork made out of chocolate.

Gaudí House Museum

The Gaudí House Museum was the artist Antoni Gaudí’s house from 1906 to 1925. It features a collection of furniture and objects designed by Gaudí.

CCCB

The CCCB – Centro de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is one of the most visited cultural centers in Barcelona. It is located in Casa de la Caritat.

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is a museum and cultural center that promotes the study and knowledge of Contemporary and Modern Art.

Barcelona Wax Museum

The Museu de Cera (Wax Museum) in Barcelona has over 200 wax figures that represent some of the most famous people in the world.

Museu d’idees i invents

Located in the heart of Barcelona, the Museu d’Idees I Invents del Barcelona (MIBA) is dedicated to the world of ideas and to motivate its visitors to be creative.

How to save when buying tickets?

If you want to save money when visiting these must-see museums and other top attractions, don't miss our section on money saving tips, where we include interesting information on two of Barcelona's tourist cards.