Top 9 Museums in Barcelona

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Barcelona is not famous just because of it’s weather, beaches, nightlife and tapas bars, it’s also a city of art and culture. In this post we’ve made a selection of the top Museums to see during your stay in Barcelona. Romanic art, egyptian culture, industrial colonies, soccer, catalan history… discover everything about the best museums in town:

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Fundació Joan Miró

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One of the most visited museums of Barcelona can be found in the Montjuic Mountain. The house of Joan Miró, vanguardist painter, and its work reside in a precious white building that stands out between the vegetation of the mountain. Located just in front of the Greek theater, you cannot miss the entrace, as an orange sculpture of the famous artist welcomes you.

Address
Avinguda de Miramar (Funicular in Paral.lel underground station)

Opening times
Tuesday to Saturday:    10:00-19:00 (October to June), 10:00-20:00 (July to September)
Thursday: 10:00-21:30

Sundays & Bank Holidays:  10:00-14:30
Monday: CLOSED 

Fares
Adults: 10€
Reducted / Child: 5€
Group of students: 5€
Audioguide: 5€

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Museu Picasso 

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One of the most famous Spanish painters of all time, Pablo Picasso, has his museum located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. While walking through narrow streets full of history, you will walk past Picasso museum, where you will be able to see 4,251 works that make up the permanent collection. Furthermore, the Picasso museum, opened in 1963, also reveals his deep relationship with Barcelona: an intimate, solid relationship that was shaped in his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death..

Address:
Carrer Montcada 15-23 (Metro: L4- Jaume I)

Opening times:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00-20:00

Fares:
Adults: 11€
Under 16 & Over 65: Free
Sunday from 15:00-20:00: Free

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National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC) 

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Holding Europe’s largest exhibition of Romanic Art is what identifies this museum. With different temporary exhibitions, the National Museum of Catalonia offers not only a façade, but also plenty of interesting art inside. However, we just can surrender to the beauty of this palace that has become a landmark of Montjuic.

Address:
Parc Montjuic s/n (Metro: L1/L3 Espanya)

Opening times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Sunday: 10:00-14:00
Monday: CLOSED (except bank holidays)

Fares:
Adults: 10€ (valid for 2 days)
Under 16 & Over 65: Free
First Sunday of every month: Free

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FC Barcelona Museum 

Enjoy the history of probably, the best football club on Earth. Being the most visited museum in Barcelona and constantly adding new items (from Maradona’s boots up to the 6 trophies Barcelona won in 2010), you are up to football history. It also includes a tour through the stadium where you will be able to see the Camp Nou stadium at its best. This tour, however, is not available on match days.

Address:
Av Aristides Maillol s/n (Metro: L3 – Les Corts / L5 – Collblanc)

Opening times:
October to April: Monday to Saturday: 10:00-20:00
November to March: Monday to Saturday: 10:00-18:30
Sunday: 10:00-14:30
Match day: 10:00-15:00

Fares:
Adults: 23€
0-5 years: Free
6-13 years & Over 65: 17€
Members: Free

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Museu d’Història de Catalunya 

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Come to this museum to know more about the history of Catalonia and how its culture has survived during the centuries. Located in what it used to be the Sea House of Barcelona, you will find just outside different restaurants that will cook you fish, seafood and all kinds of foods related with sea products (such as paella restaurants, for example).

Address:
Parc Montjuic s/n (Metro L4: Barceloneta)

Opening times:
Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Wednesday: 10:00-20:00
Sunday: 10:00-14:00
Monday: CLOSED

Fares:
Adults: 4€
Aged 7 to 18: 3€
Under 7 & Over 65: Free
First Sunday of every month: Free

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and… the not so known ones!

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Miba (Invention and Idea museum of Barcelona) 

This smart and relatively small museum has probably, the best offer of new inventions and gadgets that will catch your eye. Located close to the city council, this museum will offer you an immense dose of creativity while you can also buy those ideas that catched your eye!

Address:
Carrer Ciutat, 7 (Metro: L4- Jaume I)

Opening times:
Tuesday to Friday: 10:00-14:00 / 16:00-19:00
Saturday: 11:00-20:00
Sunday: 10:00-14:00
Monday: CLOSED

Fares:
Adults: 7€
Aged 4 to 12: 5€
Under 4: Free
Over 65 & Students: 5€

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Museum of Chocolate

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Being possibly the sweetest museum in town, the museum of Chocolate can offer you a trip through history of chocolate. This trip includes from trading cocoa with the Americas to the different machinery used over the centuries to refine and produce chocolate. Also it has probably the sweetest entry ticket ever seen!

Address:
Carrer Comerç, 36 (Metro: L4- Jaume I / L1- Arc de Triomf)

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Sunday & Bank Holidays: 10:00-15:00

Fares:
Adults: 4.30€
Under 7: Free

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Egyptian Museum 

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Have a go at the EgyptianMuseum. Barcelona holds one of the largest private collections of Egyptian art, including jewellery and sarcophagus and also regular Egyptian cooking tutorials. You can enjoy a 360º virtual tour on their website: www.museuegipci.com

Address:
Carrer Valencia, 284 (Metro: L2/L3/L4- Passeig de Gracia)

Opening times:
Monday to Saturday: 10:00-20:00
Sunday: 10:00-14:00

Fares:
Adults: 11€
Students, Aged from 5 to 15 and over 65: 8€
Under 5: Free

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Colonia Güell 

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Visiting an industrial colony will give you a glimpse of how was the Catalonia of the 19th century, where texitle industry became the main income of the country. You will also have the chance to see how the workers lived and also the crypt designed by Antoni Gaudí for the members of the Guell family.

Address:
Claudi Güell s/n, Santa Coloma de Cervelló (Railway trains of FGC that stop there: S4, S8, S33. Departure every 10 minutes from Plaza Espanya station)

Opening times:
May to Oct: Monday to Saturday: 10:00-19:00
Nov to Apr: Monday to Saturday: 10:00-15:00
Sunday: 10:00-15:00

Fares:
Guided visit: 10€
Non-guided visit: 5€
Over 65 & Students: 30% off

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So go ahead! Come enjoy Barcelona’s weather and museums.

Have you already visited any of them? Leave a comment and tell us about your experience, we love to hear from you!

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