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This page has detailed reviews of the most important and popular art galleries in Barcelona.

Picasso Museum
Fundació de Joan Miró
MNAC
MACBA

Picasso Museum

metroMetro Stop: Jaume I (Yellow Line, L4) walk about 15 mins

picasso museum art gallery.
Picasso museum art gallery.

The Museu Picasso as it's known is the most visited art gallery in Barcelona and caters to over 1,000,000 visitors per year. This gallery is home to one of the World's largest collection of Picasso's artwork.

The museum's curators have arranged the paintings in chronological order from Picasso's early days to his final works. Arranging the paintings in this way gives you a fascinating insight into the development of Picasso thinking over time and shows how he developed the distinctive designs that he is famous for today.

If you are an art lover this art gallery is highly recommended.

More information about the tourist discount card.

Location of Picasso Museum to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of Picasso Museum to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map

Official Web Site: Picasso Museum
Address:  Picasso Museum
Montcada, 15-23
08003 Barcelona, España.
Opening hours:  Tuesday - Sunday: 10:00 - 19:00; including holidays
Thursday: 10:00 - 21:30
Monday: Closed
Admission:  €11.00  for main exhibition area - extra for special showings.
Disabled Access: Yes
metroMetro: Jaume l (Yellow Line, L4)

Save  20%  off the entrance fee to the Picasso museum with the Barcelona Card

The Picasso Walking Tour With Entrance to the Picasso Museum.

If you would like to see the places that Picasso used to visit whilst he lived in Barcelona you may be interested in the combined Picasso walking tour and museum visit. A professional guide will walk you through the historic quarters of Barcelona so that you can see first hand places that Picasso spent time in. The professionally trained guide will also give you interesting stories about Picasso's life in Barcelona that help to put his work in context. After the tour is completed your ticket also includes entry into the Picasso museum itself. Follow the link below for more information and to book your Picasso tour and museum entrance tickets in advance.

Picasso Walking Tour


Fundació Joan Miró

metroNearest Metro Stop - Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) Walk about 20 minutes - Uphill most of the way.

This art gallery has a wide range of Miró's work dating back as far as 1914. This artwork collection not only includes his paintings but also a good selection of sculptures, tapestries and early sketches. A wonderful collection of Miró's work.

Location of Joan Miró to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of Joan Miró to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map

Official web site: Joan Miró

Address:
Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona, España.

Opening hours: Check web site for details as they vary depending on the time of the year.

Admission:  €12.00

Disabled Access: Yes

Transport: Montjuïc Funicular - you can catch the Montjuïc Funicular train from Paral.lel metro station.

Save  20%  off the entrance fee to the Miró museum with the Barcelona Card


Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC) - Montjuïc

metroNearest Metro Stop: Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1) Walk about 10 minutes - Uphill some of the way -but has escalator assisted for most of the journey.

mnac at Montjuïc
MNAC at Montjuïc

This museum of modern art is worth a visit not only for the artwork but also for fabulous view you'll get of Barcelona. We have also produced a photo album page with pictures outside the MNAC museum in Montjuïc.

The museum is home to a wide range of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artwork and artefacts including paintings, carvings, sculptures, metalwork, and enamels. The museum also exhibits the largest collection of Catalán art in Spain.

The museum is also now host to the large collection of Catalán artwork from the 19th to early 20th century from the old MNAC at Parc Ciutadella. If you want to find out what the terms new-classicism, modernism and realism mean this museum is for you.

Location of MNAC to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of MNAC to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map.

This museum gives you a clear insight into the many important influences in Catalán art and how it impacts on the artwork of today.

Official web site: MNAC
Address:  MNAC
Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona, España.

Opening hours:  October - April: Tuesday -Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00; Sunday and Public Holidays: 10:00 - 15:00
May - September: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 20:00; Sunday and Public Holidays: 10:00 - 15:00
Monday: Closed, except public holidays
Annual Closing: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Admission:  €12.00   Free  entrance to the MNAC with the Barcelona Card
Disabled Access: Yes
metroMetro: Plaça Espanya (Green Line, L3) and (Red Line, L1)


Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA)

metroMetro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) or (Red Line, L1) or Universitat (Red Line, L1) and (Purple Line, L2)

The Museu d'Art Contemporani is the 11th most popular tourist attraction in Barcelona. It displays art mainly from the second half of the 20th century and includes the works of many great painters.

The museum changes its exhibitions every 3 to 4 months - we therefore recommend you check their web site for the up and coming displays.

Location of MACBA to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map
Location of MACBA to the nearest metro stop. Click for a magnified view of this map

Official web site: MACBA
Address:  MACBA
Plaça dels Angels, 1
08001 Barcelona, España.
Opening hours: Depends on the season of the year, follow the official website link given above to look up.

Admission:  €10.00 , what a bargain! but even more of a bargain with the Barcelona card - save  Free  on the entrance fee with this discount card.

Disabled Access: Yes
metroMetro: Catalunya (Green Line, L3) or (Red Line, L1) or Universitat (Red Line, L1) or (Purple Line, L2)


We've covered just a hand full of the most important and popular art galleries in Barcelona but there are plenty more to choose from.

We hope this brief review will give you enough information to get started with. And remember you can also visit our museums in Barcelona page for more information.


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