8 great museums in Barcelona

Barcelona is a city rich with history and culture and a visit to its museums is an absolute must for any visitor. Barcelona's museums offer fascinating insights into the art, history and culture of the city and its people. From the famous Picasso Museum to the National Museum of Catalan Art, there is something for everyone. Discover the 8 most enjoyable and beautiful museums in the city.

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1. Joan Miró Museum

The Fundació Joan Miró is a museum dedicated to the work of the famousCatalan artist Joan Miró. Located on Barcelona's Montjuïc hill, the museum offers an impressive collection of his paintings, sculptures, drawings and ceramic works. Plus, you have a great view of the city!
Address: Parc de Montjuïc

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2. The Picasso Museum

This museum has a large collection of works by famous artist Pablo Picasso. The museum is housed in five beautiful Gothic houses in Barcelona's historic centre. Please note: it is closed on Mondays!
Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23

3. The History Museum of Barcelona

This is a fascinating and informative museum. Housed in a beautiful 15th-century building, MUHBA offers an immersive journey through the city's rich history. The collection covers the period from Barcino's Roman settlement to modern times, and is spread across 4 floors.
Address: Plaça del Rei

4. FC Barcelona

The FC Barcelona museum is a great place for football fans to learn more about the history and achievements of one of the most successful football clubs in the world. The museum is located in the Camp Nou stadion, the club's home stadium. You can see the changing rooms, the press area and the tunnel leading to the pitch.
Address: C. d'Arístides Maillol, 12

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5. The Museu de la Xocolata

The Chocolade museum in Barcelona is a unique and tasty destination and definitely worth a visit. This museum lets you discover the history and production of chocolate, while enjoying the delicious smells and flavours at the same time. You will also see impressive chocolate sculptures such as a chocolate version of the Sagrada Familia.
Address: Carrer del Comerç, 36

6. Museu Blau

The blue museum is part of the Museum of Sciences of Barcelona and focuses on natural sciences and biodiversity. It is located in the Forum building on Barcelona's seafront and is a popular attraction for visitors interested in the history and diversity of the natural world. One of its most popular attractions is the "Geological Wall", a huge wall constructed from different layers of rocks and fossils.
Address: Plaça Leonardo da Vinci, 4-5

7. Gaudi Museum

The museum is called "Casa Museu Gaudí" and is housed in the architect's former house in Park Güell. The museum displays drawings, furniture, jewellery and other work by Gaudí,. You can walk through the house and gardens and learn more about Gaudí's influence on architecture and the art movement of modernism.
Address: Carrer d'Olot

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8. Museum of contemporary art in Barcelona

The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) is a great place to discover modern art. The museum has an impressive collection of more than 5,000 works, including paintings, sculptures, photography and video installations. It also offers temporary exhibitions by international artists, providing a varied and enriching experience for visitors. The museum is located in the El Raval district, a lively neighbourhood with plenty of bars and restaurants to explore after your museum visit.
Address: Plaça dels Àngels, 1

To Barcelona with Eurostar and TGV

Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region, is the second largest city in Spain and easy to reach by train from the Netherlands. From Amsterdam Central, you only need to change trains in Paris. The travel time from Amsterdam Centraal to Barcelona Sants is 11.10 hours.

Advantages of travelling by train to museums in Barcelona

Take the train without hassle, enjoy a spacious seat, speed leisurely past traffic jams and travel sustainably. Moreover, on the train, you will enjoy the best views along the way.

Museums in Barcelona