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.
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:
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).
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
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).
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
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).
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
Museu d’Història de Catalunya
(History of Catalonia)
Palau de Mar, Plaça Pau Vila, 3. Tel.: 93 225
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
Museu de la Ciència (Science
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).