Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

The building was erected for the 1929 World Exhibition and used as a museum starting 1934. The collection consists largely of painting from the Middle Ages to modern times. The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya has a very extensive collection, which also includes coins, sculptures and furniture. The Catalonian National Museum forms the end of a monumental axis, at the end of an enormous staircase. The museum is illuminated at night and is one of the most striking buildings in Barcelona.


Palau Nacional, Montjuic


Museu Picasso

Pablo Picasso studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona, where he had his first studio. He was very connected to the city and wanted his museum to be in Barcelona. Several collections have been put together in the beautiful "Palau Aguilar".   

Museu Maritim

In the former ship Arsenal many historical ships are exhibited but not like in other museums of this kind as small models but in original size.  

Museu Historia de Catalunya

As the name "Museu Historia de Catalunya" implies, the museum deals with the history of Catalonia. From the first human settlement to the present day. The history of the Catalonia is very impressively documented here. 

Museo d'Art Contemporani MACBA

The Museum of Modern Art was opened in 1995 and designed by American architect Richard Meier. The museum shows modern and contemporary Art. 

Fundacio Tapies

The founder of the Antoni Tapies Foundation came from a publisher dynasty of Barcelona and opened the Fundacion Tapies in 1990, in a former publishing house. The works of the collection also come from Tapies, who has been active as an artist since the 1940s. The installation on the roof of the house, "Cloud and Chair", was also created by him.   

Casa Museu Gaudi

The former home of Antoni Gaudi in Parc Güell, became a museum for the great architect in 1963. On display are art nouveau furniture designed by Gaudi himself and other objects and documents from his life.  

Fundacio Joan Miro

The museum displays the great collection of Joan Miro. Sculptures and paintings by the Catalan artist populate this wonderful museum of architect "Josep Lluís Sert" built in 1973.  

Caixa Forum

The Caxia Forum is an excellent exhibition hall in an old textile factory sponsored by the Caxia Bank.  

Can Framis Museu

Antoni Vila Casas Foundation promotes contemporary art from Catalonia. The museum was built on the factory premises of Can Framis.  

Museu del Disseny

The Museu del Disseny (Design Museum) exhibits works in the fields of fashion, graphics and product design. There is also a start-up center for creative young entrepreneurs in the building. 

Museu Blau

The Natural History Museum of Barcelona "Museu Blau" is dedicated to the origin of life and offers temporary exhibitions on other topics from the field of science. The museum is located by the sea, at the end of the Avinguda Diagonal. The Museu Blau is architecturally interesting as well, it was designed by the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, who also planned the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and other great structures around the world.

Plaza Leonardo da Vinci



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