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Barcelona Museums

Barcelona Museums Spain - When visiting Barcelona, the museums of the area will certainly take your breath away with all of the local, as well as international art works to explore. Usually, an art lover will find their way to the popular Barcelona museum called Catalonia's National Art Museum (MNAC for short). Some of the exhibits found at this site include an array of Romanesque art displays. Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art is another worthy location to check out.

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Throughout Barcelona, museums aren’t the only artistic gems to explore. Plenty of galleries are situated in the city, including those that pay homage to single artists. Some of these interesting museums in Barcelona include Antoni Tapies, Museu Picasso, and Fundacio Miro. Below are a few other museums to consider paying a visit to when in Barcelona.

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Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí
Montcada, 14
Barcelona, Spain
The theme of this museum in Barcelona centers on pre-Columbian art. Some of the cultural items on display come from the Olmec, Maya, and Aztec civilizations.

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Museu Egipci de Barcelona-Fundació Arqueològica Clos
València, 284
Barcelona, Spain
There is plenty of history to explore when visiting this museum. 4,000 years to be exact.

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Fundación Francisco Godia
València, 284
Barcelona, Spain
There are plenty of art works to admire when checking out this museum. It is here that a wealth of paintings, sculpture and pottery are situated.

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Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Angels, 1
Barcelona, Spain
For a great day browsing an impressive collection of contemporary art, you will find an assortment of contemporary Spanish and international artists. Admission to enjoy this tourist attraction is EUR7.

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Museu Etnogràfic Andino-Amazònic
Cardenal Vives i Tutó, 16
Barcelona, Spain
The main theme of this museum deals with pre-Columbian art. If you are interested in the cultures of Peru and Bolivia, this is a great place to visit.

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Museu Etnològic
Passeig Santa Madrona
Barcelona, Spain
Visitors to this museum will encounter a wealth of information regarding non-European indigenous history. Some of the exhibits involve the culture and details associated with African, Asian, American and Oceania destinations.

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Barcelona Interesting Facts

  • Barcelona’s most famous strip is the Ramblas, a 2km boulevard from Placa de Catalunya to the sea.
  • The architect Cerda designed The Eixample, the central part of town, at the end of the 19th century.
  • The architect Antoni Gaudi’s masterpiece is the Sangrada Familia, an unfinished church.
  • In 1992, an Olympic stadium was built on Montjuic.
  • The 1929 World Expo was held on Montjuic.
  • Barcelona never had a nice beach until the rebuilt seaside in 1992 for the Olympics.
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