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Monday, September 10, 2012

The Most Popular Museums in Barcelona

There are over 55 museums in Barcelona covering a plethora of subjects including art, history, architecture, science, sports, war and maritime. On this page we've reviewed just a few of the most popular ones and provided you with links to their web sites for further information.


Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia

metroMetro: Sagrada Familia (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2) 2 minutes walk from metro.
museums in barcelona - antonio Gaudí sagrada familia
museums in barcelona - antonio Gaudí sagrada familia
The architecture of Barcelona has been most influenced by the work of Antoni Gaudí. One of Gaudí's greatest creations is the Sagrada Familia a giant Temple that has been under construction since 1882. This building is the number one most visited attraction in Barcelona catering to over 2,000,000 visitors per year.
Once you enter the Sagrada Familia you can visit the museum which is housed in the building. The museum details the history and development of the Sagrada Familia and also gives fascinating insights into Gaudí himself.
This museum offers a truly fascinating visit because you will see photos of the development of the Sagrada Familia from the present day back to its early beginnings. There's also a model of the Sagrada Familia depicting what it will look like once it's completed (predicted to happen in the next 30 years).
Due to the very high numbers of people that visit the Sagrada Familia this museum is one of the most visited and popular museums in Barcelona.
Location of Sagrada Familia to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of Sagrada Familia to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
If you want to see pictures of the Sagrada Familia Click La Sagrada Familia or to learn more about the work of Antoni Gaudí's work.
Official web site: La Sagrada Familia
Address: La Sagrada Familia
Calle Mallorca, 401
08013 Barcelona, España
Opening hours:
October - March: 09:00 - 18:00
April - September: 09:00 - 20:00;
25 and 26 December, 01 January and 06 January: 09:00 - 14:00.
Admission: €13.00  Save 16% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: Yes
metroMetro: Sagrada Familia (Blue Line, L5) and (Purple Line, L2)

La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí

museums in barcelona - picture of antonio Gaudí la pedrera
museums in barcelona - picture of antonio Gaudí la pedrera
metroMetro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5) 5 minutes walk from metro
The building IS the museum. La Pedrera is another of Gaudí's creations and is the 2nd most visited of the museums in Barcelona after the Sagrada Familia.
La Padrera has to be one of the most unusual apartment building's ever built. At the time potential tenants were reluctant to hire the rooms because the walls were irregularly shaped and they were concerned that their furniture would not fit. Today La Pedrera is one of the most important museums in Barcelona and also houses renaissance drawings and a collection of modern art paintings.
Location of La Pedrera to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of La Pedrera to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Pictures of La Pedrera
Opening hours:
November - February: 09:00 - 18:30
March - October: 09:00 - 20:00
Address: La Pedrera
Calle Provenca, 261 - 265
08008 Barcelona, España
Admission: €16.50. Save 20% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: No
metroMetro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)

Museu Futbol Club Barcelona -President Nunez, Camp Nou

metroMetro: Collblanc (Blue Line, L5) 15 minutes walk from metro.
FC Barcelona football club museum is the fourth most visited of the museums in Barcelona and has sporting artefacts from the club dating back 100 years. There are two types of admission fee. The first will give you access to the museum and the pitch area. If you buy the second type of ticket you will also get a guided tour of the changing rooms, press rooms, VIP lounge, and actually see the pitch at ground level. You'll also get a chance to sit on the players benches and see what it's like to sit in the best seats of the stadium.
If you love football this is another must visit.
Location of Barcelona FC to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of Barcelona FC to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Address: Barcelona FC Museum
Aristides Maillol, entrance no 7
08028 Barcelona, España
Opening hours: 04 April - 09 October: 10:00 - 20:00; 10 October - 03 April: 10:00 - 18:30; Sundays and holidays: 10:00 - 14:30
Admission price at the door on the day:
Adults: €22.00
Child: €16.50
Admission price if booked in advance with Spainbookers:Adults: €22.00
Child: €16.50
Disabled Access: Yes
metro Metro: Collblanc (Blue Line, L5)

Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB)

metroMetro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) or (Red Line, L1) or Universitat (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2)
The CCCB is the 8th most popular of all the museums in Barcelona and has regular exhibitions of widely varying artworks including photos paintings sculptures and frescos from around the World and from different periods. The museum is constantly arranging different exhibitions each term so the best way to see what is showing at the time is to visit their web site (see below)
Official web site: CCCB
Address: CCCB
Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona, España
Opening hours: vary depending on time of year - check their web site for details.
Admission: €5.00 Save 20% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: Yes
metroMetro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) or (Red Line, L1) or Universitat (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2)

Museum d' Història de Catalunya

metroMetro: Barceloneta (Yellow Line, L4)
If you're interested in learning more about the history of Catalunya this is one of the museums in Barcelona that will be of interest to you. It has many interesting exhibitions that deal with different periods of Catalunya's history. This museum has taken a proactive approach to displaying artefacts and has designed many exhibits that allow you to interact with the displays.
For further information on current exhibitions please check their official web site below.
Location of Barceloneta to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of Barceloneta to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Official web site:Catalan history
Address:Museum d' Història de Catalunya
Pl. de Pau Vila, 3 (Palau de Mar)
08003 Barcelon, España
Opening hours: vary depending on time of year - check their web site for details.
Disabled Access: Yes
metroMetro: Barceloneta (Yellow Line, L4)

Maritime Museum

Museu Maritim is one of the more specialist museums and covers the period 1750 to 1850. It includes all forms of maritime artefacts from Barcelona and the sourrounding districts. After visiting this museum you may want to take a quick stroll to see Colon (the giant statue in honour of Christopher Columbus) and then on to Port Vell which is a picturesque walk across the marina. Photos around the Columbus Monument
Official web site: Maritime Museum
Address: Maritime Museum
Av Drassanes,
08001 Barcelona, España
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday: 10:00 - 20:00
Admission: €2.50 Save 20% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: Yes
metroMetro: Drassanes (Green Line, L3)

Catalan Museum of Archaeology

metroMetro: Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)
This museum has many interesting archaeology exhibits cover periods during prehistoric times and ancient history. The curators have given particular emphasis on the archaeological remains from Catalunya. This museum is very interesting if you want to learn more about the ancient history of Catalunya and is well worth a visit if only for the novelty of subject material. For more information we recommend you visit their web site.
Official web site: Museu d' Arqueologia de Catalunya
Address: Museu d' Arqueologia de Catalunya
Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41
(Parc de Montjuïc)
08038 Barcelona, España
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 09:30 - 19:00, Sunday and Holiday: 10:00 - 14:30
Admission: €3.00 Save 30% with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: Yes
metroMetro: Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)

The Dalí Museum - In Figueres

How to get there - RENFE Trains - (see below)
Picture of Dalí Musuem in Figueres near Barcelona
Picture of Dalí Musuem in Figueres near Barcelona
The Dalí museum is not in Barcelona but it's only a short train journey away. 1 hour 29 minutes (by car) in a small town called Figueres. See our page on driving directions and route to the Dalí Museum from Barcelona. We've included it here because the Dalí museum is one of the most interesting and popular museums in Northern Spain. Once you arrive in Figueres you will have a 15 minutes walk to the museum. There are signposts from the station to help you find your way.
Figueres was Dalí's home town and the museum is home to one of the largest collections of his work. Even the building itself is a work of art and like no other you would have seen before.This museum is Highly recommended and easy to get to and are the main reason why we have included it in here.
Official Web Site: Dalí Museum
Opening Hours:
01 November - 28 February: 10:30 - 18:00, Access until 17:15
01 March - 30 June: 09:30 - 18:00, Access until 17:15
01 July - 30 September: 09:00 - 20:00, Access until 19:15
01 October - 30 October: Open from 09:30 - 18:00, Access until 17:15
Closed on: 01 January and 25 December, Every Monday between 01 October and 31 May, except on holidays and holiday eves. From 01 June - 30 September open every day.
Admission: Tickets €12.00