Visiting Museums and Monuments in Barcelona

Art, archaeology, history, sports and architecture - find out how to make the most of the museums using discount tickets and vouchers...

Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and the city is home to many museums and places of interest to visit. There are museums representing art, archaeology, history, sports, architecture, science and war. Opening hours can vary and are best checked with the local tourist office.

The Barcelona Card

The Barcelona Card is a pass that allows free public transport and discounts at museums, cultural venues, restaurants and shops. Passes are available for 2, 3, 4 or 5 days. For children under three, the pass is free, and for children aged four to twelve, there is a reduced charge. The pass includes a guidebook of the city in a number of languages (including English) and a map of the city and the metro network.

  • For further information from Barcelona Turisme: Click here
  • For information on the discounts available with the Barcelona Card: Click here (PDF)
  • The card can be bought from travel agencies in the city or online: Click here
  • For further information from Barcelona Turisme Tel: 932 853 832

Articket

Articket is a pass that is valid for six months. The holder is entitled to admission at the following museums for permanent and special exhibitions:

The card can be bought from travel agencies, at the participating museums, from tourist offices or from any of the branches of the Caixa de Catalunya.

Museums in Barcelona

There are over 50 museums in Barcelona. Here are just a few:

Picasso Museum (Museo Picasso): Housing over 3,500 pieces, the museum shows many of Picasso's early works up to the Blue Period. Guided tours are available in a number of languages including English.

  • At: Montcada Street 15-23, 08003 Barcelona 
    Tel: 932 563 000
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    Open: Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays from 10:00-20:00

Joan Miró Foundation (Fundación Joan Miró): Permanent collection of paintings, tapestries and sculptures. A set of black and white lithographs known as the "Barcelona Series" are also on display. Temporary exhibitions presenting works of other artists are held regularly.

  • At: Parc de Montjuïc s/n, 08038 Barcelona
    Tel: 934 439 470
    Fax: 933 298 609
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    Open: Tuesday to Saturday 10:00-19:00 (October to June), 10:00-20:00 (July to September), until 21:30 every Thursday, Sundays from 10:00-14:30

National Art Museum of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya- MNAC): The museum has collections of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Renaissance and modern art.

  • At: Parc de Montjuïc, 08038 Barcelona
    Tel: 936 220 376 
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    Open: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00-19:00, Sundays from 10:00-14:30

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA): Collection of works from the second half of the twentieth century by Catalonian, Spanish and international artists.

  • At: Plaça dels Angels 1, 08001 Barcelona
    Tel: 934 120 810
    Fax: 934 124 602

Barcelona Football Club Museum (Museu Futbol Club Barcelona): One of the most visited museums in Barcelona, with a collection of sport artefacts dating back a hundred years. Also on display is the Futbolart Collection, which includes a number of antiques and curiosities relating to the history of football.

  • At: Nou Camp, Avda Arístides Maillol, 08028 Barcelona
    Tel: 934 963 600 
    Fax: 934 963 779
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    Open: From 10:00-20:00 (2 April to 28 October), 10:00-18:30 the rest of the year, Sundays from 10:00-14:30