Barcelona's Most Innovative, Creative and Exciting Museums in and outside the City

Sam Mednick

By , Local Expert, Barcelona
Ten Best Logo 03




Barcelona is a city rich in history, architecture and of course art. It's renowned for being home to some of the most well known artists, including Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and just a little up the coast, Figueres was home to Salvador Dali. Even if you're not a 'museum goer' by nature, Barcelona has a diverse variety of historical as well as fun and inspiring venues to ignite your passion even more for the city. With several of the more interesting ones situated in the Old City (Gotico, Born, Barceloneta) there are also a few really cool museums just a short ride outside the city center, which is great if you want to combine...  Read more »

  • 1

    Museu Picasso

    One of the best Museums in Barcelona even if you're not a regular Museum Fan

    Local Expert Tip: "Reserve tickets online in advance and avoid all lines by walking right in"

  • 2

    Fundacio Joan Miro

    A beautiful Museum just outside of the city center with great views and gorgeous art

    Local Expert Tip: "Go for lunch at their Bar - Restaurant which has a large patio overlooking a garden with excellent Mediterranean cuisine."

  • 3

    CCCB (Barcelona Contemporary Cultural Center)

    A trendy and cool Museum with an eclectic variety of exhibits and artwork

    Local Expert Tip: "Their exhibits change quite frequently so even if you're not interested in what's on at the time, keep checking for updates."

  • 4

    MACBA (Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum)

    Features a variety of Contemporary art in one of the Old City's most rustic neighborhoods

    Local Expert Tip: "If you have a press card you get in free and a student card gives you a discount"

  • 5

    Maritine Museum

    The only Naval Museum in the city, full of unique pieces and a lot of information

    Local Expert Tip: "This is a great museum to see with children"

  • 6

    Salvador Dali Museum at Figueres

    A beautiful, creative and very 'Dali-esque' Museum just outside of the city up the coast

    Local Expert Tip: "Be sure to check opening hours online as they can be erratic, depending on the time of year"

  • 7

    National Art Museum

    • Type: Museums
    • Neighborhood: MontjuÏc

    This Museum holds the largest collection of national art work in Barcelona

    Local Expert Tip: "Spend the day on Montjuic and visit the Olympic Stadium and Palau Sant Jordi while you're up there."

  • 8

    Museu De La Xocolata

    A fun museum for both children and adults, if you have a sweet tooth it's worth a visit

    Local Expert Tip: "They have specialized activities for different age groups so check the listings online for specific programs"

  • 9

    Science Museum

    • Type: Museums
    • Neighborhood: Tibadabo

    An educational and extremely fun Museum, and a great activity for kids on rainy days

    Local Expert Tip: "Children under 6 get in for free"

  • 10

    Museu Historica de Catalunya

    Great insight into Catalan history in a fun and interesting way

    Local Expert Tip: "If you're looking for good seafood, there is a string of high quality restaurants right outside the museum overlooking the boats in the port."



From Our Partners

Ready for Your Dream Vacation?