Art, and culture in general, is expressed everywhere. Museums and temporary exhibition halls offer us culture in high doses. If we want to immerse ourselves in the world of art, in its languages ​​that go beyond the word and its direct meaning, Barcelona is an excellent provider. Here, no doubt, you will get your dose. Few cities in the world host so many museums and such varied, also having several foundations dedicated to international artists (Picasso, Miró and Tàpies) and several temporary exhibition centers such as the CCCB and CaixaForum Barcelona. On this page you will find the most important art museums and exhibition halls in Barcelona, but also other types of museums such as those dedicated to sport or history, and some curious ones such as the Chocolate Museum.

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The FC Barcelona museum (one of the most visited in Barcelona) we have included in the page dedicated to the Camp Nou Experience and the Cosmocaixa, the science museum, in the family activities page (although it is a perfectly recommended museum also for adults without children). Several of the museums and temporary exhibition halls are true monuments, such as La Pedrera or the MNAC, or are located in buildings whose design is worth contemplating. So you have two options: just outside, or outside and inside. For those who want to enter and enjoy collections and temporary exhibitions, remember that there is a specific discount card for art. Its name, of course, Articket.

  • Museum of Forbidden Art

    Museum of Forbidden Art

    MuseumsEixample DretaThe collection of the Museum of Forbidden Art brings together more than 200 works that have been subject to censorship, prohibition or denu
  • KBr Fundación MAPFRE

    KBr Fundación MAPFRE: Barcelona Photo Center

    Sant MartíKBr Fundación MAPFRE is an exhibition center focused on photography, which has two large exhibition spaces, a bookstore, an area for educational…
  • Picasso Museum Barcelona

    Picasso Museum Barcelona

    MuseumsCiutat Vella - La Ribera / BornThe Picasso Museum of Barcelona, ​​inaugurated in 1963, has the most important and exhaustive collection of Pablo Picasso's youth and training works…
  • Fundació Joan Miró Barcelona

    Fundació Joan Miró Barcelona

    MuseumsSants MontjuïcThe Fundació Joan Miró is not only the works of the artist, it is also the success of the light, the spaces and volumes of the bui
  • MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalunya)

    MNAC (National Art Museum of Catalunya)

    MuseumsSants MontjuïcThe Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) in the Palau Nacional, symbol of the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona, is s
  • MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

    MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art)

    MuseumsCiutat Vella - El RavalThe main building of the MACBA (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona), ​​which covers an area of ​​14,300 m2
  • CCCB - © Adrià Goula

    CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona)

    Temporary exhibitions hallsCiutat Vella - El RavalThe CCCB (Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona) is one of the best cultural centers in Barcelona for
  • CaixaForum Barcelona - © Fundación Bancaria 'la Caixa'.

    CaixaForum Barcelona

    Temporary exhibitions hallsSants MontjuïcCaixaForum Barcelona is a cultural center owned by la Caixa Foundation located on the mountain of Montjuïc.
  • Banksy Museum Barcelona

    Banksy Museum Barcelona

    MuseumsEixample DretaBansky is a world-renowned artist, although his identity is not known with certainty. What is clear is that since he started his career he is the…
  • Antoni Tàpies Foundation

    Antoni Tàpies Foundation

    MuseumsEixample EsquerraThe Antoni Tàpies Foundation, created by the artist himself in 1984, contains works from all periods of Tàpies' artistic c
  • Maritime Museum of Barcelona - MMB

    Maritime Museum of Barcelona - MMB

    MuseumsCiutat Vella - El RavalThe origins of the Royal Shipyards of Barcelona (Drassanes) lies in the late thirteenth century.
  • Barcelona Design Museum

    Barcelona Design Museum

    MuseumsSant MartíThe Design Museum of Barcelona, depending on the Institute of Culture of Barcelona, integrates the collections o
  • Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch

    Olympic and Sports Museum Joan Antoni Samaranch

    MuseumsSants MontjuïcThe Olympic and Sports Museum Juan Antonio Samaranch is a pioneer in Europe for offering a global perspective of sport.
  • Chocolate Museum of Barcelona

    Chocolate Museum of Barcelona

    Barcelona with children, MuseumsCiutat Vella - La Ribera / BornThe Chocolate Museum of Barcelona (Museu de la Xocolata) is located on Comerç del Borne street in a building with h
  • Centre d'Arts Santa Mònica

    Arts Santa Mònica

    Temporary exhibitions hallsCiutat Vella - El RavalIn 1984, Santa Mónica, a former convent, built in 1636, was declared a historic-artistic monument of national interest
  • La Virreina - Image Center

    La Virreina - Image Center

    Temporary exhibitions hallsCiutat Vella - El RavalThe Virreina Palace is home to the Department of Culture of the City of Barcelona and La Virreina Image Center (Centre de la Imatge).
  • MEAM (Museu Europeu d'Art Modern)

    MEAM (Museu Europeu d'Art Modern)

    MuseumsCiutat Vella - La Ribera / BornThe European Museum of Modern Art, MEAM, belongs to the Foundation de les Arts i els Artistes, whose objective is the promotion an
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

    Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

    MuseumsEixample DretaThe Egyptian Museum of Barcelona opened its doors in 1994.
  • Foundation Catalunya La Pedrera

    Foundation Catalunya La Pedrera

    Temporary exhibitions hallsEixample DretaLa Pedrera by Gaudí (from de UNESCO World Heritage Site) is not only one of the most visited monuments throughout Spain
  • Museum Frederic Marès

    Museum Frederic Marès

    MuseumsCiutat Vella - Barri GòticThe Frederic Mares Museum, located in a part of the Palacio Real Mayor, houses a unique collection of sculpture from the p
  • Moco Barcelona Museum

    Moco Barcelona Museum

    MuseumsCiutat Vella - La Ribera / BornEl Moco (Modern Contemporary Museum) is a private museum founded by the Dutch couple Lionel and Kim Logchies.

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