BARCELONA - MUSEUMS

Cccb (Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona)
Carrer Montalegra, 5 – El Ravel
933 064 100
www.cccb.org
As the name implies this is a cultural centre for holding film, photography, art, music and dance events. Also has it own large collection which because of its size is limited to showing only 10 per cent at any one time during the year.
Tuesday to Saturday from 00.11 to 20.00 hrs, and Sunday from 11.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Casa-Museu Gaudí
Park Guëll - Gràcia
932 913 811
www.gaudiallgaudi.com
This was the home of the celebrated architect from 1906 to 1926. The collection on show refers to his work and his collaborators in his projects.
Daily from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs.

 


Caixa Forum
Avinguda Marqués de Comillas
934 576 200
www3.lacaixa.es/caixaforum/cat/flash
A collection of over 800 art works belonging to the Caixa selected from national and international artists.


Col.Leció Thyssen-Bornemisza
Baixada del Monestir, 9 – Zona Alta
932 801 434
www.museothyssen.org
An important private collection of medieval, renaissance and baroque art.

 


Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Carrer Aragó, 225 – Eixample
934 870 315
www.fundaciotapies.org
The modern artist Cátalan artist Antoni Tàpies (born in 1923), has over 300 works on show. The Foundation also holds occasional exhibitions of other leading modern artists.
Tuesday to Friday from 11.00 to 20.00 hrs. Sunday from 10.00 to 20.00 hrs.


Fundació Francisco Godia
Carrer València, 28 – Eixample
932 723 180
www.fundacionfgodia.org
The racing driver Francisco Godia (1921-1990) was a passionate private art collector art and his impressive and well chosen pieces are on display.
Monday to Wednesday from 10.00 to 20.00 hrs.


Fundació Joan Miró
Avendia Miramar, 71/75 - Montjuïc
934 439 470
www.bcn.fjmiro.es
An outstanding permanent collection denoted by the artist. This Foundation also sponsors important artistic events and exhibitions.
Daily from 11.00 to 19.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.30 to 14.30 hrs


Macba (Museu d’Art Contemporani)
Plaça d’Angels, 1 – El Ravel
934 120 180
www.macba.es
A museum that takes pride in mounting avant-garde art exhibitions.
Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from11.00 to 20.00 hrs. Thursday from 11.00 to 21.30 hrs. Saturdays from 10.00 to 20.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Museu Arqueològic de Catalunya
Passeig Santa Madrona, 39/41
934 232 149
www.mac.es
A collection which includes many finds from the Balearic Islands.
Tuesday to Saturday from 09.30 to 21.00 hrs. Sunday from 10.00 to 14.30 hrs.


Museu de les Art Decoratives
Palau Reial de Pedralbes – Avinguda Diagonal. 686
932 805 034
www.museuartsdecoratives.bcn.es
A fine collection of ceramics from Catalunya and Moorish times. Includes works by Picasso and Miró.
Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Sunday from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Museu d’Art Modern
Parc de la Ciutadella - Barceloneta
933 195 728
www.mnac.es
A collection of selected works from the 19th and 20th Century mainly fo a Spanish nature.
Daily from 00.90 to 19.30 hrs. Sunday from 00.90 to 14.00 hrs, and Monday from 15.00 to 19.30 hrs.


Museu d’ Art de Santa Monica
La Rambla, 7 – Barri Gòtic
933 162 727
The museum holds topical art exhibitions and also acts as an information centre for other art activities in the city.
Daily from 09.30 to 14.00 hrs, and 15.30 19.30 hrs. Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu de Artes e Industrias Populares
Poble Espanyol - Montjuïc
An exhibition of ethnographic pieces and Spanish folklore.
Daily from 09.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu dels Autòmates
Parc d’Atraccions del Tibidabo - Montjuïc
932 117 942
On show automated humans and animals which are in-active.


Museu Barbier-Mueller d’Art Precolombí
Carrer Montcada, 12/14 – La Ribeira
933 104 516
www.bcn.es/icub
This collection of pre-Columbian art is housed in a 16th Century Palace. Gold and silver pieces from the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas civilizations.
Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Sunday from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Museu del Calçat
Avinguda de la Catedral, 5 – Barri Gòtic
933 014 533
This is a small museum that is devoted to the history of shoes and includes some pairs worn by illustrious persons. On show is the charter of 1203 for the Master Shoemaker of Barcelona signed by the Bishop.
Tuesdays to Sundays from 11.00 to 14.00 hrs.
 


Museu de Carrosses Pompes Fúnebras
Carrer Sancho d’Avila, 2 – Poble Nou
934 841 700
www.funerariabarcelona.com
An unusual museum where the objects on show are hearses from the late 18th and 19th Centuries.
Daily from 10.00 to 13.00 hrs, and from 16.00 to 18.00 hrs.


Museu Castell de Montjuïc & Museu Militar
Carrer Castell - Montjuïc
933 298 613
The old 17th Century castles has a permanent exhibition of armour and military weapons.
Daily from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs.


Museu de Cera
Ptge. de la Bianca – Barri Gòtic
933 172 649
www.museocerabcn.com
A collection of over 300 wax life-size figures devoted to personalities from the last 100 years – and of course a Chamber of Horrors!
Daily from 10.00 to 22.00 hrs.


Museu de Ceràmica
Avinguda Diagonal, 686 – Ciutat Universitària
932 801 621
www.museuceramica.bcn.es
An important display of ceramic tile and other word from the 11th century until today.
Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Museu de la Ciència
Carrer Teodor Roviralta, 5 - Gràcia
932 126 050
www.newmuseumofscience.com
Reopening scheduled for 2003. Well organized and inter-active exhibits.


Museu de Clavegueram
Passeig de Sant Joan, 98 – Eixample
934 576 550
The underground side of the City if Barcelona waste disposal system with tour of the sewers!
Tuesday to Sundays from 00.90 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu Coleccíon Rocamora
Carrer de Montcada – La Ribeira
The Palau de Llió maintains a permanent exhibition of Spanish national costume through the ages.
Daily from 00.90 to 14.00 hrs, and 16.30 to 19.00 hrs. Closed on Mondays and Sunday afternoons.


Museu de Còmic I de la il.Ilustracio
Carrer Santa Carolina, 25 – L’ Eixample
933 481 513
www.delcomic.es
A private collection devoted to Spanish comic strip artists dated from 1915.
Mondays to Saturdays from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, and from 17.00 to 20.00 hrs.


Museu Diocesà
Avinguda de la Catedral, 4 – Barri Gòtic
933 152 213
www.museudiocesaurgell.org
Located next door to the Cathedral it is housed in a Roman defense tower in the old walls. During the 18th Century it was turned into a prison. The museum displays a religious collection from the Roman and Gothic periods.
Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, and 17.00 to 20.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu Egipci
Carrer València, 284 – Eixample
934 880 188
www.fundclos.com
The private collection of Jordi Clos composed of over 350 items from Egyptian times.
Monday to Saturday from 10.00 to 20.00 hrs. Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu de l’Erotica
La Rambla, 96 – Barri Gòtic
933 189 865
www.erotica-museum.com
A museum devoted to art the art of “eroticism” in art form. The works are drawn from many different countries and cultures through the ages and from the whole world.
Daily from 10.00 to 22.00 hrs.


Museu de l’Esport
Carrer Buenos Aires, 56-B – Eixample
934 192 232
A private collection representing all Catalan sports other than football.
Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 14.00, and from 16.00 to 20.00 hrs.


Museu d’Etnològic
Passeig Santa Madrona – Eixample
934 246 807
www.museuetnologic.bcn.es
The collection on show includes a specialized collection from all over the world and especially Latin America.
Wednesday, Friday and Sundays from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Tuesday and Thursday from 10.00 to 21.00 hrs. Sunday from 09.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu del FC Barcelona
Avinguda Aristides Maillol – Gràcia
934 963 600
www.fcbarcelona.com
A museum just for football lovers!


Museu Frederic Marès
Plaça de Sant Lu, 5/6 – Barri Gòtic
933 105 800
www.museumares.bcn.es
The personal collection of the Cátalan sculpture with most of the collected objects being of a religious nature from the Romanesque and Gothic periods. The location is a segment of the old Palace “Reial Major” and there are many other items on show.
Tuesday to Thursday from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs, other weekdays from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Museu de Geologia
Parc de la Ciutadella – Barceloneta
933 196 895
www.museugeologia.bcn.es
On show are over 15,000 different minerals, 14,000 rocks and 100,000 palaeontological pieces. This museum opened in 1882 and was the first public museum in the city.
Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, and on Thursday 10.00 to 18.30 hrs.


Museu d’Historia de Catalunya
Plaça Pau Vila, 3 - Barceloneta
932 254 700
cultura.gencat.es/museus/mhc
Located in the Palau de Mar on the portside this is an inter-active exhibition of the history of the region of Catalunya.
Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs, Sunday from 10.00 to 14.30 hrs. Closed Sundays and Monday mornings.


Museu d’Historia de la Ciutat
Plaça del Rei – Barri Gòtic
933 151 111
www.museuhistoria.bcn.es
Housed in the Palace “Reial Major” which acted as the royal residence from the 10th to the 15th Century which presents many interesting historical features. There is an exhibition dating from Roman times with historical information about the City of Barcelona. The entrance ticket also entitles the holder to a subterranean walk along Roman and Visigoth streets now covered by modern construction.
Daily from 09.00 to 14.00 hrs, and from 15.30 to 20.30 hrs. Closed Sundays and Monday mornings.


Museu d’Hologràfia
Carrer Jaume I, 1 – Barri Gòtic
933 102 172
www.hello3d.com
This is a very small but fascinating museum relating to the history of the hologram. It is located on the first floor above a shop selling various items relating to holograms.
Daily from 11.30 to 13.00 hrs, and 17.00 to 20.00 hrs. Closed Sundays.


Museu del Libro y de las Artes Graficas
Poble Espanyol - Montjuïc
A collection of printing presses and books
Daily from 09.00 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu Maritim
Avinguda Drassenes – El Ravel
933 429 920
www.diba.es/mmaritim
The Royal Shipyards of Barcelon were first constructed in the13th Century and are extremely well preserved to this day. This museum is devoted to the maritime history of this seafaring port and exhibits maps and models and historical maritime objects.
Mondays to Saturday from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs.


Museu Martorell
Parc de la Ciutadella – Barceloneta
A permanent collection of geological and paleontological objects.
Daily from Tuesday to Sunday, 00.90 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu Militar
Castell de Montjuïc - Montjuïc
933 298 613
As the name implies this musem is devoted to armour throught the ages and has a large collection of fine swords.
Tuesday to Sunday from 09.30 to 20.00 hrs.


Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
Palacio Nacional – Parc de Montjuic - Montjuïc
936 220 360
www.mnac.es
Reputed to be the world’s greatest collection of medieval art. Particularly notable is the section covering Romanesque art from the 9th Century. There is also a very good representation of works from medieval times (1250-1500). A collection of works from the renaissance and Baroque periods was presented to the Museum by Cambó which includes Goya, Zurbarán and Rembrandt.
Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 19.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 14.30 hrs.


Museu del Perfum
Passeig de Gràcia, 39 – Eixample
932 160 146
www.museodelperfume.com
Ladies, place this museum on your list as it’s subject is perfume from the days of the Romans up to the present day. Full of odd and usual items with over 1,000 perfumes. Located at the back of ordinary perfume shop.
Monday to Friday from 10.30 to 14.00 hrs, and from 16.30 to 20.00 hrs. Saturday from 10.30 to 14.00 hrs.


Museu Picasso
Carrer de Montcada, 15/23 – La Ribeira
933 196 310
www.museupicasso.bcn.es
Housed in the attractive Palau Aguilar, a 15th Century mansion, this important collection that was donated by the artist contains many of his earlier works. Particularly well represented are works from his “Blue Period”, “Rose Period” and early “Cubism”.
Tuesday to Saturdays from 10.00 to 20.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Museu de Sagrada Família
Carrer Marina & Carrer Sardenya – Eixample
932 072 031
www.sagradafamilia.org
The museum is located in the crypt of this famous Guadí building and items on show relate to its initial design and construction.


Museu Taurí
Gran Via de les Cort Catalanes, 749 – Eixample
932 455 804
A museum devoted to the art of bullfighting.
Monday to Saturday from 10.30 to 14.00 hrs, and from 16.00 to 19.00 hrs.


Museo del Teatro
Carrer Nou de Ramblas, 3 – Barri Gòtic
All objects on show are related to the theatre and its founder Serafi Pitarra.
Daily from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Closed Mondays.


Museo de Téxtil i d’Indumentària
Carrer Montcada, 12/14 – La Ribeira
933 104 516
www.museutextil.bcn.es
A museum on the vast subject of textiles and fashion. Everything from Egyptian cotton to “haute couture”.
Daily Tuesday to Saturday from 10.00 to 18.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Museu Torino
Plaza de Toros Monumental – Eixample
A collection of memorabilia devoted to Bullfighting
Daily from 10.00 to 13.00 hrs, and from 15.30 to 19.00 rs. Closed out of Season.


Museu de Xocolate
Plaça Pons I Cierch – La Ribeira
932 687 878
As the name implies this museum is devoted to the subject of chocolate.
Daily from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Sundays from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Museo de Zoologia
Parc de la Ciutadella – Barceloneta
933 196 192
www.museuzoologia.bcn.es
A museum devoted to the animal world in a very modern building designed for Expo 88.
Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Thursday from 10.00 to 18.30 hrs.
 


Museu-Casa Verdaguer
Carretera de les Planes
932 047 805
This was the last home of the Catalan poet Jacint Verdaguer. Items on display are accompanied only be an explanation in the Catalan language.
Wednesday from 10.00 to 15.00 hrs. Saturday and Sunday from 11.00 to 15.00 hrs.


Palau de la Música Catalana
Sant Pere Mes Alt – Barri Gòtic
932 957 200
www.palaumusica.org
This incredible theatre opened in 1908 is a must for any tourist taking a cultural tour. The architecture is a classical example of the turn of the century. Choral concerts and Dance Shows are held during the year.
Daily from 10.00 to 15.30 hrs.

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