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Museums in Barcelona

General Information

Barcelona is full of quality museums who just waits for the tourists. You only have to choose what interests you from the great abundance that Barcelona’s museums have to offer.

Art Museums


The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona), abbreviated as MACBA, is one of the most famous museums in Barcelona. It is the modern part of Barcelona Art Museum. It is situated in a huge and attractive building with three floors.

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Teatro Museo Dalí (Museum of Salvador Dali)

Teatro-Museu Dali is one of the most significant works of the world-famous surrealist artist, Salvador Dali. It is located around 140 km outside of Barcelona, in town called Figueres that is situated in the area of Costa Brava and it is the hometown of the well-known painter.

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Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Museum)

Joan Miró i Ferrà was a Catalan sculptor and designer who is considered to be one of the most original artists of the 20th century and the most famous naive artist. Miró was influenced in his works by various artistic trends, including Cubism, Fauvism and the Surrealist movement.

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Museu Picasso

Museu Picasso is a museum dedicated to the famous artist Pablo Picasso. The museum, established March 1963, is situated in the heart of Barcelona city center at the El Born quarter, a few minutes’ walk from the Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic).

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Interests and History Museums

Camp Nou – FC Barcelona Museum

Camp Nou is one of the greatest football stadiums of all times. It is located within the city in Les Corts quarter, and it is very close to other main sites in Barcelona, such as Palacio Real de Pedralbes and Mercat de Les Corts. It has been hosting FC Barcelona home games since it was built.

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CosmoCaixa (Science Museum)

CosmoCaixa is the science museum of Barcelona. The museum is named after the local bank, La Caixa, which supports science and research in Catalonia. Inside the museum you can see interesting permanent and temporary expositions from different fields of science.

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Museu De La Xocolata (Chocolate Museum)

Museu de la Xocolata is one of the popular attractions of Barcelona. It is not one of the most famous attractions, but it is definitely located in the top 20 attractions of the city. Many tourist visit this museum but it is not as popular as Sagrada FamiliaMuseum Picasso or the Gothic Quarter.

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Filmoteca de Catalunya (Film Archive of Catalonia)

Filmoteca de Catalunya is located in the center of Barcelona, near Port Vell, in the southern part of El Raval. It was first opened in February of 2012 and it is operated by the Cultural Department of Catalonia.

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Attraction Museum

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona (Aquarium Barcelona)

L’Aquàrium de Barcelona is one of the main tourist attractions in Barcelona. It is situated in Port Vell which is a famous entertainment center in the city that offers tourist attractions such as the Maremagnum Shopping Center and the IMAX Port Vell.

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Museu de Cera (Wax Museum)

Museu de Cera is located in the southern part of La Rambla boulevard in Barcelona. It is situated close to Port Vell and to Mirador de Colom. The museum is a local wax museum housed in a Neo-classical building.

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