Four museums you cannot miss in Barcelona

In Barcelona there is a great cultural heritage. Throughout the city there are lots of museums: some that you must see and others covering the most original topics. Anyway, is interesting to know about all of them. We will present you the essential museums, those you cannot miss on your visit to Barcelona:


The Picasso Museum in Barcelona opened in 1963. There are more than 3.800 works by Pablo Ruiz Picasso that forms the museum’s permanent collection. It also offers a large number of temporary exhibitions that pay tribute to the artist.
Picasso Museum in Barcelona
The lovers of the universal and influential Picasso will admire the works of his youth in a museum that was created by the will of the artist. Throughout his life and especially during his formation, Picasso was closely linked to the city of Barcelona.
The Picasso Museum is located in Montcada Street, in the Born district. Get your tickets for free on Sunday afternoon, 3pm to 8pm.
View schedules or purchase your tickets in advance here.


The Catalan National Art Museum hosts the best Romanesque art collection in the world. In the endless artistic collection of this museum you will also find works from Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque. MNAC puts together lots of arts: photography, numismatics, sculpture, painting and prints that make up the history of Catalan and international art.
Catalan National Art Museum - MNAC
The National Palace of Montjuïc is the iconic and impressive building which hosts the collection of MNAC. Without any doubt, this is one of the museums in Barcelona we strongly recommend. On Saturday afternoon from 3 pm and the first Sunday of each month the admission is free.
Find out all the information about schedules, fares and activities here.


MACBA is one of the main centers of contemporary art in Barcelona. It is located in Raval district in an innovative building designed by the American architect Richard Meier. MACBA was conceived as a space to generate debate about art and culture, with educational vocation, a great variety of views and a strong commitment to preserve and protect the cultural heritage. With all this, MACBA fulfills his will of putting Barcelona in a leading position in the contemporary art worldwide.
If you need to know schedules, prices and kinds of tickets, you will find it here.
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art - MACBA
Next to MACBA you will find the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB), another space which also contributes to enhance contemporary culture through the organization of exhibitions, debates, concerts and a great variety of cultural productions.


The Joan Miró Foundation opened to public for the first time in 1975. It is the main space in Barcelona about the versatile artist Joan Miró. The Foundation has been declared museum of national interest due to the great importance of its collection, which, apart from Miró’s works, contains also a set of contemporary works of other artists, constituted as a tribute to Miró after his dead.
The Foundation owes its origins to the first great exhibition about Joan Miró in Barcelona, in 1968, and it was created by the artist to show and preserve his work. Currently, the patrimony of the Foundation includes 14.000 pieces made by Miró, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and drawings.

Visit seven museums with Articket

If you like cultural visits and you want to know all the main museums in Barcelona, the Articket has been especially made for you. With this ticket you have access to seven museums in Barcelona, during three months, paying just 30 €. You can buy it in the museums reception, the Barcelona Tourism Office (Pl. Catalunya, Pl. Sant Jaume, Estació de Sants) or in the Barcelona Tourism website. Find out more information about Articket here.

Carry on your cultural visit by the museums in Barcelona

Now that you have visited the four main museums in the city, you can continue your route visiting less known but also interesting museums. You will find:
- The Ideas and Inventions Museum of Barcelona (MIBA).
- The Museum of F.C. Barcelona.
- The Chocolate Museum.
- The Maritime Museum of Barcelona.
- The Egyptian Museum.

¡Come on to discover it!

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