The Night of the Museums in Barcelona


The Night of the Museums is an initiative of the Council of Europe that this year reaches its fourteenth 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 mid-afternoon on May 15 until dusk. 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, performances, guided and dramatized tours, clue games and workshops await you.

Keep in mind that, to respect safety regulations, you will have to make an appointment or reserve tickets, so plan your route well.

Outstanding Museums and exhibition centers of The Night of the Museums in Barcelona in 2021

In Montjuïc

  • CaixaFòrum: a lot to choose from. You will be able to visit its three current exhibitions, participate in the Oh, Pintura! (from 6 years) or attend a microconcert.
  • MNAC: in addition to the important collection, you will be able to visit the three exhibitions currently on display and participate in rink games for people over 5 and 7 years old, and for adults.
  • Fundació Joan Miró: three temporary exhibitions.
  • Montjuïc Castle: two temporary exhibitions, a guided tour and a dance show.
  • Museum of Archeology of Catalonia and Barcelona: two exhibitions, two guided visits and two workshops, one for families and one for adults (CSI: bones).

In El Raval

  • MACBA: a good opportunity to see the four temporary exhibitions that are currently on display.
  • CCCB: to travel to "Mars. The broken mirror". Do not miss this exhibition.
  • Barcelona Maritime Museum: to navigate the six current exhibitions, as well as discover the permanent collection.
  • Palau Güell: you can visit this building created by Gaudí and also see the two temporary exhibitions 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 i La Ribera (+ Born)

  • Picasso Museum: in addition to the permanent collection, visit the current exhibition, and listen to the musical pieces that young composers and performers from the Liceu Conservatory have created for various Picasso paintings.
  • El Born Center Cultural: two exhibitions on the recent history of Barcelona, ​​a guided tour and concerts by the Taller de Músics music school.
  • MEAM: meet one of the most prestigious collections of figurative art, which has been completed with recent acquisitions.

By the coast

  • KBr. Fundación Mapfre: its two current exhibitions will soon be finished, so take advantage of the opportunity that Museum Night gives you to visit them for free.
  • Barcelona Museum of Natural Sciences: four temporary exhibitions in which you can discover, among other things, the hidden role (by men) of 24 women.

In the Eixamples

  • Fundació Antoni Tàpies: "Tàpies at 30" and two more exhibitions, as well as two guided tours, a curious family activity (wall observation) and an installation.
  • La Pedrera: to get to know La Pedrera for free:
  • Sant Pau Modernist Enclosure: discover the largest modernist complex in the world at unusual hours.

El Parc iLa Llacuna del Poblenou

  • Design Museum: "Do you design or work? The new visual communication. 1980-2003" and three more exhibitions.

Sant Andreu

  • Fabra i Coats: guided visit to the Creation Factory, and two exhibitions and two activities in the Center of Contemporary Art of Fabra i Coats.

In Pedralbes

  • Royal Monastery of Pedralbes: discover the Monastery and learn about the plants and remedies in its medieval garden.