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Top museum recommendations from locals

Art Museum
“Surely "the" museum to visit in Barcelona. For the artist and for the building. Imagine Montcada Street, in the Gothic quarter, five mansions united to form a museum, lovely to visit. About Pablo Ruiz Picasso the museum is essential to understand his formative years. The genius of the young artist is revealed to us through more than 3,500 works that make up this permanent collection.”
  • 392 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Meier embraced the difficult task of creating a building that would ultimately display a variety of contemporary artworks that were unknown to him at the time of design. The choice to build the museum in the Plaça dels Ángels is consistent with Meier’s vision to situate the building amongst some of Barcelona’s oldest streets and buildings, in addition to revamping the public space of the Raval. After the completion of the $35 million construction, local media referred to the museum as “the pearl” amongst the old architecture and narrow streets just a few blocks from Gothic center of Barcelona.The building’s architectural style has strong references to Modernism. The large (120 by 35 meters) white building has much of its southern elevation glazed, providing the visitor with views across the plaza, and allowing for an abundance of natural light to illuminate the interior galleries. The museum has three main galleries, which can be subdivided, as well as five smaller galleries, one of which is in a tower. Collection The permanent collection of around 5,000 works(up from 1,100 works at the time of the museum's opening in 1995) dates from the mid-20th century onward. There are three periods of modern art represented: the first one covers the forties to the sixties; the second spans the sixties and seventies; the third period is contemporary. The collections focus on post-1945 Catalan and Spanish art, although some International artists are also represented”
  • 373 locals recommend
Art Museum
“It is located on Montjuic mountain , in a privileged setting that offers visitors a unique and magnificient view of Barcelona. It stands out for its collection of Romanesque Art considered one of the most complete of the world”
  • 245 locals recommend
Castle
“Montjuïc Castle (Catalan: Castell de Montjuïc, Spanish: Castillo de Montjuich) is an old military fortress, with roots dating back from 1640, built on top of Montjuïc hill in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It currently serves as a Barcelona municipal facility. ”
  • 198 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Visit this museum created by Miro himself in 1975 to house his own work and those of his contemporaries. ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Museum
“Whether you’ve managed to snag tickets for a home game or booked on a behind-the-scenes tour of the legendary Camp Nou Stadium, a visit to the FC Barcelona Museum is a must for football fans. One of the city’s most popular museums, drawing an average of 1.2 million visitors each year, the FC Barcelona Museum is right next door to the stadium and offers an unbeatable glimpse into the city’s top football team. Completely refurbished back in 2010, the ultra-modern museum now features a giant interactive glass touch screen, audiovisual displays and a 3D cinema, alongside its vast collection of football memorabilia, personal memoirs and photo galleries. The largest exhibition deals with the team’s illustrious history from its humble beginnings in 1899, through a stream of international championship winnings, to becoming the world’s second-richest football team.”
  • 218 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“An architectural work of art by catalan genius architect Gaudí. An impressive palace open for visits. Just meters away from my flat.”
  • 126 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Outdoor architectural museum, It has many restaurants and typical crafts, a good place to spend an afternoon”
  • 149 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Located in an old modernist factory designed by Puig i Cadafalch, CaixaForum has become one of the most dynamic, active and lively cultural centers of the city of Barcelona. The visit to the building, jewel of the industrial heritage of Barcelona, exhibitions dedicated to artists such as Dalí, Rodin, Freud, Turner, Fragonard, Hogarth or Cartier-Bresson, etc ...”
  • 128 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“For its modern expositions and its legendary skate spot with the top wolrld' s skaters praticing every day”
  • 116 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Lovely modern style building in Gracia neighborhood to stop and admire or even visit the inside!”
  • 63 locals recommend
Museum
“The Chocolate Museum is a dynamic facility driven by the Pastry Shop of Barcelona, located in the old convent of Sant Agustí, which presents a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe and its diffusion as an element located between myth and reality, between medicinal properties and their nutritional value, which relate tradition to the future and that are part of our collective imagination.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Museum
“Casa Batlló is one of the two great buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí on Passeig de Gràcia, the other being La Pedrera. From the outside,​ the façade of Casa Batlló looks like it has been made from skulls and bones. The "Skulls" are in fact balconies and the "bones" are supporting pillars.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Science Museum
“CosmoCaixa Barcelona is a science museum belonging to the Social Work of "la Caixa" located in Barcelona. It was inaugurated in 2004 after the remodeling of its predecessor, the Science Museum of Barcelona, opened in 1981.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Museum
“Nice Museum directly next to the flat about the maritim history of Barcelona ”
  • 68 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“El Born CCM is a space created for the city to encourage and promote the remembrance of local and national events, as well as those affecting communities around the world. El Born CCM is housed in a building that was formerly El Born market, which opened in 1876. ”
  • 54 locals recommend