Museums in Barcelona: the best museums in town

Museums in Barcelona: the best museums in town

As one of the most interesting cities in Europe, Barcelona offers a large array of museums. Whether if it’s art, history or science what you like, Barcelona has interesting museums for all audiences. Barcelona has a large number of interesting museums, from which stands the MNAC or the Picasso Museum, but also there are some unexplored museums that can catch your attention. Are you planning to spend your next holidays in this vibrant location of Spain? Take a look at our selection of Museums in Barcelona and don’t miss the most interesting attraction. Check it out.

Museums in Barcelona

Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (MNAC)

Located on the beautiful Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, the MNAC is one of the best museums in Barcelona. Not only for its vast collection of Catalan art, which is the largest and varied in the world, but also for its large and fascinating collection of Romanesque murals and religious paintings. In addition to its art collections, the idyllic location of the MNAC offers you breathtaking views of the city.

Museu Picasso

Museums in Barcelona

Museu Picasso is one of the most popular museums in Barcelona, opened in 1963, while Picasso was alive. The museum has its early works on display, like some paintings he created at the age of 14. Furthermore, Museu Picasso has some sketches, prints and on special dates, also offers temporary exhibits. Pablo Picasso was born in Malaga, but he came to Barcelona in 1895. The city had a powerful effect on him and helped him to develop all his art expression.


This science museum reopened its doors in 2004 with fabulous exhibitions. This museum offers to its visitors a vast array of leisure activities orientated into the world of science. Undoubtedly, the best attraction is the Flooded Forest which recreated the Amazonian ecosystem. The Flooded Forest features animals and plants typical of the area. Another top attraction is the Planetarium that takes you to a fabulous journey across the universe. This museum is perfect if you are travelling with your kids.

Egyptian Museum in Barcelona

This museum is unique, as it is home to one of the most important collections of Egyptian artefacts from Ancient Egypt in Europe. The museum has three main exhibition areas. These areas feature permanent and temporary exhibitions. At the museum, you have the opportunity to see a large number of relics including mummies, amulets and sarcophagi amongst many other items. Furthermore, the Egyptian Museum in Barcelona offers activities like the night guided tour, featuring actors that re-enact some important Egyptian events.

Miró Foundation

Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Spanish painter, very famous thanks for its numerous artworks across Barcelona.  We can say that Miró used Barcelona as his personal canvas. If you want to admire a selection with the best works of Miró, we suggest you visit its foundation. This museum features a fabulous location in the top of Montjuic, surrounded by beautiful parks and gardens like the Greek and Joan Maragall Garden. In the museum, you can find more than 200 paintings, 170 sculptures, textile and ceramic works as well as a large collection of graphic artwork.

Here our selection of the best Museums in Barcelona. Have you ever been to any of these? Comment!

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