Top 5 Museums in Barcelona: don’t miss them!


Barcelona is a city full of art, with a wide choice of cultural places to visit. In this article we want to introduce you to the Top 5 Museums that you can find in Barcelona.

As you know, Barcelona is an open-air museum and you can find tourist attractions and things to see in every neighborhood of the city.

In addition to the main attractions that everyone knows, like Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Batlló, etc., you can visit tens and tens of museum located all around the city.

We suggest you to book your tickets online with advance, so that you’ll be sure to enter and to visit them with no stress.

Museums in Barcelona
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1. MNAC – Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

MNAC is absolutely one of the top museums in Barcelona and is the national museum of Catalan visual art.

It is based in a very strategic area, in the Montjuic Hill, really close to Plaza España and the Magic Fountain.

MNAC is located in the Montjuic National Palace, a magnificent building constructed in 1929 in occasion of the Barcelona World Fair.

The museum has a surface of more than 50.000 m2 and, according to the official website, it was inaugurated in the 1934 with the name of Museu d’Art de Catalunya, exhibiting the medieval collection.

In 1995, it took the name of Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and it expanded with the addition of the new rooms of Romanesque art and modern art. This process ended in 2004.

In MNAC you can also find a terrace from where you can enjoy one of the best views of the city.

Due to the high number of people that visit the museum every year, we suggest you to buy your tickets online. You can find the tickets to MNAC by clicking here.


Museums in Barcelona
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2. CosmoCaixa

Cosmo Caixa is undoubtedly one of the best museums in Barcelona and you should not miss it if you love science.

It is also known as the Science Museum of Barcelona and it has been inaugurated in 2004. The building that hosts the museum has a surface of more than 30.000 m².

The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitions. One of the things that make it interesting is that is not only about looking, but offers several interactive attractions.

Cosmo Caixa is perfect to visit with kids: the entrance is free up to the age of 16.

If you want to visit it, you can check the availability of the tickets by clicking here.


CosmoCaixa Museum in Barcelona
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3. Camp Nou Experience

If you are a football fan, Barcelona is the perfect city for you! Visit the stadium of the epic Barcelona FC is the dream of millions of passionate about football.

We have already talked about this attraction in a specific article about Camp Nou and, if you read it, you’ll surely know that the stadium is the most visited place in Barcelona after Sagrada Familia.

That’s why it’s always a good idea to book your tickets online before arriving in town.

Getting the tour of the museum is the best option to relive the history of one of the main football teams of all time. You can visit it by yourself or with an expert guide, that will give you all the information and curiosities about the team.

In the museum you can also find an entire space dedicated to Messi, probably the most important player of the history of Barça. During the tour, you can enjoy all the Messi’s goals and the visitors can vote his best goal.

Obviously you can also have a tour of the most symbolic areas of the stadium, that is the biggest one in Europe. You can visit the stands, the guest changing rooms, the press and television rooms, etc.

Don’t lose this attraction and don’t forget to buy your tickets before visiting it!


Camp Nou Museum Barcelona
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4. Fundació Joan Miró

As you probably know, Joan Miró was a Catalan painter, sculptor and ceramicist born in Barcelona.

The Fundació Joan Miró is a museum dedicated to his magnificent work, opened on 1975 on the Montjuic mountain. It was created by Miró itself with the aim to inspire younger artists and encourage them to experiment with contemporary art.

As you can read in the official website, inside the museum you can find more than 14.000 works: 217 paintings, 178 sculptures, 9 textiles, 4 ceramics, 8.000+ drawings and almost all his prints.

You can also find several worksby other artists, donated to the Fundació Joan Miró to celebrate his friendship with the artist.

If you love art and you want to visit the museum, you can find your tickets here. Don’t miss it!


Fundació Joan Miró

5. Picasso Museum

Pablo Picasso was one of the most famous and influential Spanish artists all over the world.

In Barcelona you can find the world’s largest collection of his works, with more of 4.000 pieces of art.

The museum was opened in 1963 and is located in the Born neighborhood, just few minutes walking from Arc de Triomf or the Cathedral.

It is the first museum dedicated to Picasso’s works and the only one created during his lifetime.


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We really hope that you liked this article and that you will follow these tips to make your trip special.

Another option that you could like is to take the Barcelona Museum Pass, an unique tickets that allows to enter skipping the line in 6 different museums for the price of 3.

The places that you’ll visit with this ticket are: Picasso Museum, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), Fundació Joan Miró, Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB), Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), and Fundació Antoni Tàpies.

If you like the idea and you want to know more, you can just click here and have all the information that you need!

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