Museums in Barcelona
For centuries Barcelona has been a center of art and culture. In the 20th century Barcelona became a Mecca of modernism and surrealism.Barcelona is filled with modern and classical museums, including some of the best colections in the world of paints like Picasso, Dalí or Miró. Most of the Museums and Exhibitions are located in historical and significant buildings of the city. Check at the tourist office in Plaza Catalunya for information on FREE entrance days to many Barcelona museums. The tourist office will be able to inform you of all the current exhibitions that can be found all over Barcelona.
El Born - La Ribera
Museo Barbier-Mueller de Arte PrecolombinoThe Museum is situated in a building of medieval origin, the Palau Nadal, in the historic Montcada Street of el Born, just in front of the Picasso Museum of Barcelona. Its collection covers most of the styles that exist in the pre-Hispanic cultures of Meso-America, Central America, Andean America, and the Amazon region.
Address: Montcada 12
The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is a clear example of the ties Pablo Picasso had with the city of Barcelona. Here, he not only received sound academic training but also the artistic spark that lit the flame and opened the doors towards modernism. Type of museum: Painting Artistic style: Contemporary Art Other information: Regional Museum Admission is € 4.2. Inaugurated in 1963, the Picasso Museum not only owns the most important and exhaustive collection of the works of art from Pablo Picasso's youth and period of training, but also holds temporary exhibitions of other artists related to this artistic figurehead.
Address: Montcada 15
web: www.museupicasso.bcn.es Fax :
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, and public holidays, from 10:00 to 20:00. Sunday, from 10:00 to 15:00.
CCCB - Centro de Cultura Contemporanea de Barcelona
It is a multidisciplinary institution. The Centre organizes exhibitions, activities related to music, dance, courses, debates, city tours, etc. It is a centre dedicated to the city and the phenomena that occur there. It encourages artistic creation as from new technology and languages, research into the field of exhibitions, or debate. It can be defined as an urban culture Centre.
Address: Montalegre 5
Tel: +34 93.306.41.00
Opening Hours: Summer, from 10:00 to 20:00. Closed on Mondays. Winter, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, from 11:00 to 14:00. And from 16:00 to 20:00. Wednesday and Saturday, from 11:00 to 20:00. Sundays, from 11:00 to 19:00.
Macba - Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Barcelona
The MACBA Foundation is a private entity founded in 1987 and promoted by a wide range of representation from Catalonian civil society. Its objective is to actively contribute to the creation and development of the Contemporary Art Museum through the growth of its permanent collection and also temporary exhibitions.
Address: Plaza dels Angels 1 Tel: +34/93.412.08.10
web: www.macba.es Fax : +34/93.412.46.02
CaixaforumCaixaForum Barcelona is a cultural center created by Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona in its Social Work, has a wide range of social, cultural and educational.Located in the mountain of Montjuïc of Barcelona and occupies the old factory building Casaramona, Art Nouveau, designed by Josep Puig, properly rehabilitated.
Address: Marques de Comillas 6
Fundacion Joan Miro
Space opened by Joan Miró dedicated to his work but also to promote and publicise the work of contemporary artists in all its aspects. The Foundation also has a small collection of contemporary art formed as a tribute to Miró in the year after his death, as well as very interesting temporary exhibitions.
Address: Parc de Montjuic s/n
Tel: +34 93.443.94.70
MNAC - Museo Nacional de Arte de CatalunyaAddress: Parque de Montjuic 6 Tel: +34/93.622.03.60
Fax : +34/93.325.57.73
Casa Mila - La Pedrera
The most successful civil work by Gaudí. In this house Gaudí dispensed with straight lines, everything is curved and wavy both inside and out. The vaunts modernism techniques and trends to the maximum. Must see: Facade, chamfer details, columns, main balcony, terrace. Monument Characteristics Type of monument: Residence. Period: 20th Century Artistic style: Modernism. The rooms are different and are positioned around two interior courtyards. The chimneys of the roof terrace are sculptures in their own right and are well worth a visit. The area of the roof terrace is wavy with unequal arches. On the noble floor there are some sculptured columns that are worthy of admiration. It is full of Christian symbols throughout. Entrance fee: Adults: 6 E. Students, pensioners and children between 13 and 16 years of age: 3 E. Under 12s: Free. Environment: Works and buildings by Gaudí.
Address: Paseo de Gracia 92
Opening Hours: Daily from 10:00 to 20:00.