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Discover the best museums in Barcelona

Barcelona is one of the most beautiful cities in Spain; its streets are a mixture of culture and tradition that tell one of the oldest stories in Europe. At present, Barcelona has more than 50 museums that include art, science, music, architecture, history, sport or sea, among others, a good choice for a daytime activity in Barcelona. Barcelona is not only one of the best travel destinations in the world, but it is also a city that oozes culture everywhere and where are these majestic examples of contemporary art that every tourist should visit.

So, if you are planning to travel and discover Barcelona, this could be a good opportunity to organize a cultural visit to the city. To facilitate your choice, here are the best museums in Barcelona.

Tric Art Museum Barcelona

In the heart of Barcelona, just a brisk stroll from the iconic Plaza Catalunya, lies a hidden treasure of fun and fantasy: the Tric Art Museum. Picture a place where every snap of your camera whisks you away to a world brimming with wonder and laughter. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill museum; it’s a carnival of optical illusions and magical settings.

Trick Art Museum for Hen and Stag Parties

First, imagine sidestepping into scenes that defy gravity, where you can walk amongst the clouds or hover in mid-air. Then, visualise yourself in hilarious scenarios, perhaps outsmarting a sly crocodile or sharing a laugh with a celebrity in the most unlikely places. With over 40 themed experiences, each click of your camera captures a story, a joke, or a dream come to life.

Ideal for hen and stag parties, the Tric Art Museum offers a feast for your Instagram feed, ensuring every post is as extraordinary as your experience. It’s more than just a visit; it’s an adventure in the surreal, where each moment is a brushstroke in your vibrant day out in Barcelona.

Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona is consolidated as the best art museum in the city and is due to which Barcelona is a contemporary international reference. The museum is openly represented and is where its visitors can express themselves freely, talk to the artists and contemplate their works and experiences.

This building, inaugurated in 1995, is the work of the famous American architect Richard Meier. Its design is a combination of straight lines and curves in a continuous dialogue between the interior spaces and the external light.

Another aspect to emphasize is that in this museum are the works of the second half of the twentieth century. There are few works in the permanent exhibition and from time to time interesting temporary exhibitions are held.

National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC)

It is in the majestic palace on the Fuentes de Montjuïc where the National Museum of Art of Catalonia is. The main mission of the National Museum is to show the magnitude of Catalan art from the Romanesque to the mid-twentieth century. In it, we find a great variety of sculptures, paintings, object arts, engravings, posters, drawings, photographs, and coins. Also, the Museum has a part of the Thyssen-Bornemmisza collection and works of Romanesque Catalan, Gothic and Renaissance from the eleventh to the eighteenth centuries.

In the case of the collections of Romanesque and Gothic, this collection is characterized by the Catalan origin of most of the pieces, although, with the Gothic style and the art of other origins comparisons are made
On the collections of the Renaissance and the Baroque, the works included lead to a more international discourse, with the work of great painters like El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez, Cranach, and Rubens. It is a very interesting museum although the visit is a bit long.

Picasso Museum

This museum has been open to the public since 1963. The Picasso Museum gathers the first years of Pablo Picasso’s training. It was the artist himself who promoted the creation of his museum and in it are exposed all his works of youth and his complete series of Las Meninas. The artist had a strong bond with Barcelona, and his museum is the best example of it.

It is located on Calle Montcada, in the Gothic Quarter. Its design is five mansions united to form a museum which makes it enchanting to visit and to realize an immersion in the Catalan environment.

About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his years of training. Through more than 3,500 works that form his permanent collection has expressed the genealogy of the young artist.

He also reveals his relationship with Barcelona, since between the two formed an intimate and solid relationship during his adolescence and youth, and continued until his death. Also, has an outdoor terrace and a bookstore

Miro Foundation

The Miró Foundation is one of our favorite museums in Barcelona and comprises more than 14,000 pieces by the artist Joan Miró. Since its opening, the museum has been collecting each of the artist’s works up to the current number. Miró donated some, others come from his wife’s collection, and the remaining works from the contributions of great personalities from the art world, friends, and family of the artist.

Going at least once is a must, the building designed by Josep Lluís Sert offers a moment of calm and tranquility where one lives the experience of light and beautiful spaces. The collection of his works is permanently exposed.

Among the trees, you will have a spectacular view of the city and the time to enjoy the work of Miró, who throughout his life took a special interest in the diversity of materials, shapes, and colors. It led him to explore and experiment with a great diversity of art forms, such as painting, sculpture, printing techniques, ceramics, theater, and textiles.

Museum of Science of Barcelona

This museum is a fascinating tour through the most unexpected corners of science and all its secrets, the Museum of Science of Barcelona has a series of rooms in which are an ingenious recreation of an Amazonian ecosystem, exhibitions on the geology of the World and the evolution of matter and the life of our planet. This museum is undoubtedly one of the best in Barcelona that you should visit.

Like many other museums of science, interactive exhibits of great interest are carried out throughout the year. We are talking about a very interactive museum, where young and old can play with their senses while learning. It is a very interesting museum, and for children it is ideal. It also has a planetarium that you can visit.

Erotic Museum of Barcelona

Erotic Museum Barcelona - Entry, Tour, and Drink

Visit the Erotic Museum is a funny choice to make a plan in Barcelona.  Its perfect to know all about history of sex and erotic toys, and you have special plans to enjoy in your hen do in Barcelona.

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