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BARCELONA MUSEUMS - MUSEUM IN BARCELONA SPAIN

Barcelona Contemporary MuseumBarcelona Museums - Barcelona is the native city of artists such as Joan Miró and Antonio Tapies, and has been a home to other artists such as Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and Antonio Gaudi. Their work and their contribution to art stands out in the city of Barcelona. They, along with other renowned artists, have turned Barcelona into one of Europe´s most artistically interesting cities.

In Barcelona you will find a wide variety of museums. Unless your stay is long, it will probably be difficult to visit all museums. Taking this into consideration, it may come in handy to know which are the most popular and visited Museums in Barcelona.

For example if you like museums, The Miró Foundation is a must see. It was a gift from the artist Joan Miró to his native city and is one of Barcelona's most exciting showcases of contemporary art. Miró's unmistakably playful and colorful style, filled with Mediterranean light and humor, seems a perfect match for its surroundings.

Barcelona MuseumsAnother popular museum in Barcelona is the Picasso Museum. It is across Via Laietana, down Carrer de la Princesa, and right on Carrer Montcada - a street known for Barcelona's most elegant medieval palaces. Picasso spent several of his formative years (1901-06) in Barcelona, and this collection, while not one of the world's best, is particularly strong on his early work. Displays include childhood sketches, pictures from the beautiful Rose and Blue periods, and the famous 1950s Cubist variations on Velázquez's Las Meninas (Ladies-in-Waiting).

The National Museum of Catalonian Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art are also major artistic attractions in this city. Also, if your timing ables you, visit the Salvador Dali museum. It is not only one of Catalonia´s most interesting museums, but also one of the country´s most praised attractions.The Salvador museum is in Figueres, a little pinteresque town about an hour from Barcelona. For further information refer to www.salvadordalimuseum.org.

Barcelona can also offer other types of museums, such as the Erotica Museum, Wax Museum, Chocolate Museum, Ceramic Museum, amoung others. For more information refer to the websites below:
www.erotica-museum.com
www.museocerabcn.com

Museu Picasso
c/ Montcada, 15-19. Tel.: 93 319 63 10.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 20:00. Sundays 10:00 to 15:00. Closed Mondays. Metro L-4 (Jaume I). www.museupicasso.bcn.es

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Plaça dels Angels, s/n. Tel.: 93 412 08 10.
Open: Mondays and Wednesday to Friday from 12:00 to 20:00. Saturdays 10:00 to 20:00. Sundays 10:00 to 15:00. Closed Tuesdays. Metro L-1 and L-3, FGC (Catalunya). www.macba.es

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc. Tel.: 93 426 53 86. Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 except Thursdays 10:00 to 21:00. Sundays and public holidays 10:00 to 14:30. Closed Mondays. Metro L-1 and L-3 (Espanya). www.mnac.es

Fundació Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc. Tel.: 93 329 19 08.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 (in July and September until 20:00), Thursdays from 10:00 to 21:30, Sundays and public holidays from 10:00 to 14:30. Mondays closed. Bus: 61. www.bcn.fjmiro.es

Fundació Antoni Tàpies
c/ Aragó, 255. Tel.: 93 487 03 15.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 11:00 to 20:00. Mondays closed. Metro L-3 (Passeig de Gràcia).

Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
Baixada del Monestir, 9. Tel.: 93 280 14 34.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 10:00 to 14:00. Closed Mondays. FGC (Reina Elisenda), Bus: 22, 64, 75, 63.

Museu d’Història de la Ciutat (History of the City)
Plaça del Rei, s/n. Tel.: 93 315 11 11.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 20:00. Sundays and public holidays 10:00 to 14:00. Closed Mondays. Metro L-3 (Liceu), L-4 (Jaume I). www.museuhistoria.bcn.es

Museu d’Història de Catalunya (History of Catalonia)
Palau de Mar, Plaça Pau Vila, 3. Tel.: 93 225 47 00.
Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 (Wednesdays until 20:00). Sundays and holidays from 10:00 to 14:30. Closed on Mondays except public holidays. Metro L-4 (Barceloneta). www.mhcat.net

Museu de la Ciència (Science Museum)
c/Teodor Roviralta, 55. Tel.: 93 212 60 50.
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00. Closed Mondays. FGC (Av. Tibidabo).

Museu Marítim (Maritime Museum)
Av. de les Drassanes s/n (next to the Columbus monument at the bottom of the Ramblas). Tel.: 93 342 99 20.
Open: everyday, 10:00 to 19:00. Metro L-3 (Drassanes).