Museums, art and culture play an essential role in promoting a city like Barcelona. Both the cultural sector and the tourist sector wish visitors to go away having had a memorable experience.
The six best art museums in Barcelona and Barcelona tourism have been working closely for the past fifteen years to ensure that culture and art are part of the city’s recognized trademark.
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya exhibits a collection of Romanesque mural paintings that is unique in the world. It is also a centre of reference for Modernisme, with works by Gaudí from Casa Batlló and the Sagrada Família. From the roof-viewpoint you can enjoy 360º views of Barcelona.
“I’m pleased to have created an open space, a place where people can stroll around and learn”.
Years after Miró spoke these words, the Fundació Joan Miró has become an internationally renowned museum where visitors can enjoy and learn more about the artist’s work, and as a dynamic centre that showcases a wide range of contemporary art disciplines.
The Museu Picasso of Barcelona, opened on 9 March 1963, is the reference centre for Pablo Picasso’s formative years. The 4,355 works of the Museu’s permanent collection reveal the genius of the young artist.
The Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) offers an enticing exhibition programme of outstanding contemporary art. Located in the Raval area, a two-minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya, its iconic main building designed by Richard Meier, features captivating exhibitions for art lovers and a permanent collection of more than 5,800 works. The bookstore is fantastic for quirky gifts and artist-designed objects.
The Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) is a space for exhibitions and activities focused on the city and contemporary culture. A centre open to cinema, music, the performing arts and everything related to artistic experimentation. Come by and discover what we have on.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies was created to promote knowledge of modern art. The Fundació houses one of the most complete public collections of Tàpies’ work, and organises activities and temporary exhibitions on contemporary art.
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