The Night of the Museums is an initiative of the Council of Europe that this year reaches its 15th edition. Thousands of museums in more than forty countries open their doors to citizens. In Barcelona and its metropolitan area (L’Hospitalet, Badalona, Cornellà, Esplugues, Santa Coloma de Gramenet, Sant Adrià and Sant Joan Despí), there will be 75 cultural centers that will open free of charge from 7:00 p.m. on May 14 until 1:00 a.m. on May 15. But on the Night of the Museums, in addition to visiting them, you can also participate in numerous activities for all ages. To make the cultural experience complete, temporary exhibitions, concerts, dance, poetry, guided and dramatized tours, clue games, workshops and one correfoc await you.
To attend some activities or exhibitions you may have to make a reservation in advance.
Outstanding Museums and exhibition centers of The Night of the Museums in Barcelona in 2022
- CaixaFòrum: a lot to choose from. You will be able to visit its three current exhibitions, participate in two family workshops and attend a micro-concert.
- MNAC: in addition to visiting the important collection, you can participate in treasure hunts for those over 5, 7 and 14 years old and in a self-guided activity, there will also be musical performances until midnight.
- Fundació Joan Miró: the permanent collection and the three temporary exhibitions.
- Montjuïc Castle: two temporary exhibitions, a guided tour of the unusual corners of the castle, and a gastronomic area in the courtyard with good food and good music.
- Archeology Museum of Catalonia and Barcelona: two exhibitions, two guided tours, three workshops (two for families and one for adults), and a historical recreation show (the legion visits us).
In El Raval
- MACBA: a good opportunity to get to know the three temporary exhibitions that are currently on display, and the MACBA collection.
- CCCB: to "visit" the psychiatrist Francesc Tosquelles (exhibition) and attend a poetry slam recital.
- Barcelona Maritime Museum: to browse through the seven current exhibitions, in addition to discovering the permanent collection, and a theatrical activity by the Nautilus Retrofuturist Association.
- Palau Güell: you can visit this building created by Gaudí and also see the temporary exhibition they organize.
In the Gothic Quarter
- MUHBA El Call and MUHBA Plaça del Rei: to immerse yourself in the history of Barcelona.
In Sant Pere, Santa Caterina and La Ribera (+ Born)
- Picasso Museum: in addition to the permanent collection, visit the current exhibition, and follow the guided tour Picasso's Night.
- El Born Center Cultural: exhibition on the Barcelona of 1700, and express guided tours.
- MEAM: get to know one of the most prestigious collections of figurative art, and two temporary exhibitions.
Down the coast
- Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona: four temporary exhibitions in which you can discover, among other things, how the earth and life have evolved together.
- Torre de les Aigües del Besòs: guided tour to see what was once the tallest building in Barcelona.
In the Eixamples
- Fundació Antoni Tàpies: two temporary exhibitions, and a guided tour to learn more about the temporary exhibitions and the modernist building of the foundation.
- Sant Pau Modernist Site: discover the largest modernist complex in the world at unusual times.
In Parc i La Llacuna del Poblenou
- Design Museum: "Do you design or work? The new visual communication. 1980-2003" and five more exhibitions.
In Sant Andreu
- Fabra i Coats: the exhibition Periphery of the Night, of Apichatpong Weerasethakul and guided tour of the exhibition of the great Thai filmmaker.
In Les Cortes
- FC Barcelona Museum: visit the museum and access an area with a panoramic view of the Camp Nou.
- Royal Monastery of Pedralbes: discover the Monastery with a guided tour and visit five temporary exhibitions. You can also participate in an Origami lights workshop.