The museums in Barcelona that are worth a visit

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From Montjuic Mountain to the heart of the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona offers a wide range of local museums to visit during your stay. That is why, in today’s article, from Our Guide in Barcelona we tell you the museums in Barcelona that are worth a visit when you are in the city.

Do you want to know what they are? Read!

What museums in Barcelona are worth a visit?

1. National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC)

It is one of the essential museums to visit for lovers of painting and the largest in Catalonia. It has the largest collection of Romanesque art in the world, but also Gothic art, Baroque art, Renaissance, both Spanish and European painters. Also interesting is the museum building, the National Palace and its strategic location with beautiful views over the city.

2. Picasso Museum

It is one of the most visited museums in Barcelona. It is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of the city, one of the most visited neighborhoods by tourists. In this museum is exposed the most complete collection of all the stage of the formation and youth of Picasso.

3. Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona

It is a museum founded in 1975 and has the largest collection of works by the artist Joan Miró. Specifically, they have more than 217 paintings and more than 179 sculptures. A barbarity!

4. Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA)

Built in 1989, we can find it in the heart of the Raval neighborhood. This museum is a reference of the urban reconfiguration of the neighborhood. Inside the museum we can find works of different artists such as Jean Michael Basquiat, Antoni Tàpies or Miquel Barceló.

5.  CosmoCaixa of Barcelona

It is an ideal museum to go with the family, and we can find it in the upper area of the city, specifically in the neighborhood of Vallcarca. It was designed to bring science to all audiences, even the youngest, through interactive activities, workshops and various exhibitions.

It is a museum with 30,000 square meters divided into different spaces, including the Flooded Forest with numerous fish and other animals, and the Hall of Matter.

6.  Egyptian Museum of Barcelona

We find it in the middle of the Eixample, very close to Passeig de Gràcia. This discreet museum has numerous original pieces from ancient Egypt, as well as reproductions and activities.