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45 things to do and see with a theme of Museum.

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Updated: Apr 30, 2022

by: Barcelona Travel Hacks

On this page I have grouped places to visit with a theme of museum. This includes Traditional types of museums, historic houses that are museums, castles that have exhibitions about history and anything that is educational in an exhibition format.

The Majority of museums are in Barcelona city but I have also included some interesting places outside of the city.

Museums that are run by Barcelona city council are usually free on the first Sunday of the month. Museums outside of the city also have free days as well so check them out.

To find out the specifics of each museum click on the photo.

Happy Exploring!

30 things to do and see in Barcelona with a theme of Museum.

La Sagrada Familia

La Sagrada Familia

Partially completed, Antoni Gaudi designed, modernist gothic art nouveau cathedral. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Views: 2k
Updated: Sep 14, 2021
Casa Mila aka La Pedrera Modernist House

Casa Mila aka La Pedrera Modernist House

Casa Mila, Known as La Pedrera (the rock) is a former grand residence (and now museum) commissioned by Pere Mila and designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1906.
Views: 787
Updated: Sep 15, 2021
Palau De La Musica Catalana

Palau De La Musica Catalana

UNESCO world heritage site. Modernist 1908 concert hall by Lluis Domenech i Montaner. Visit for concert or guided tour. Famous for glass dome skylight.
Views: 747
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Recinte Modernista Sant Pau

Recinte Modernista Sant Pau

Museum in a former Grand hospital built in the style of Modernism, designed by Lluis Domenech i Montaner. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Views: 746
Updated: Sep 15, 2021
Playing Cards Museum Casa Ardiaca

Playing Cards Museum Casa Ardiaca

Historic playing cards museum. Beautiful interior courtyard & roof terrace open to the public. Building also houses the (private) Barcelona historical archives.
Views: 722
Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Historic Funeral Carriages museum Montjuic Cemetery

Historic Funeral Carriages museum Montjuic Cemetery

Public display of funeral carriages. Museum dates from 1970, moved in 2012 to its current building, located within the grounds of Montjuic Historic Cemetery.
Views: 683
Updated: Sep 19, 2021
Barcelona City History Museum

Barcelona City History Museum

Ground floor is a large vault over preserved roman street ruins with extensive artefacts. The museum includes the Temple of Augustus and Plaza del Rei.
Views: 678
Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Palau Guell castle style house

Palau Guell castle style house

Former Mansion of Eusebi Guell (and now Museum) designed by Antoni Gaudi in 1886 and Recently restored in 2011. UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Views: 650
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Parc Guell

Parc Guell

UNESCO world Heritage site. 1926 Public park, that was originally commissioned by Eusebi Guell to be a luxury housing estate designed by Antoni Gaudi.
Views: 596
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
History Of Catalunya Museum

History Of Catalunya Museum

Former General Warehouses of Commerce - Palau de Mar. Industrial building housing museum documenting stone age to present day with multimedia exhibitions.
Views: 588
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Casa Batllo Modernist House

Casa Batllo Modernist House

Private residence remodelled by Antoni Gaudi in 1904 in style of modernist art nouveau. Famous for bright coloured tiles. First floor & roof open as a museum.
Views: 566
Updated: Sep 15, 2021
Montjuic Castle Fortress

Montjuic Castle Fortress

1640 Military fortress, former prison and execution site from the civil war. Army Barracks till 2007 when ownership transferred to Barcelona city council.
Views: 561
Updated: Sep 18, 2021
Fabra Observatory

Fabra Observatory

Historic 1904 fully functional observatory by architect Josep Domenech i Estapa. Observatory offers guided visits and summer evening dinner & stargazing.
Views: 556
Updated: Sep 17, 2021
La Modelo Former Prison

La Modelo Former Prison

Former prison Opened in 1904 and closed 2017 that was used for political prisoners during the era of Franco is now a museum.
Views: 553
Updated: Sep 15, 2021
Museo Nacional Art Catalunya MNAC

Museo Nacional Art Catalunya MNAC

Museum of visual art located in The Palau Nacional, built for 1929 world exhibition. Collections include Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque, Modern and many more.
Views: 544
Updated: Sep 18, 2021
Pedralbes Monastery Museum

Pedralbes Monastery Museum

Former monastery Founded by King James II of Aragon in 1326. 3 tier courtyard garden and preserved rooms such as the kitchens, dining hall, basement and Church.
Views: 542
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Museu Frederic Mares

Museu Frederic Mares

Private collections donated by Frederic Mares - twentieth century Catalan sculptor & renowned collector. Housed in part of the Palau Reial Major.
Views: 513
Updated: Sep 21, 2021
Chocolate Museum

Chocolate Museum

Chocolate origins in South America, cultivation & arrival in Europe. Mythical & medicinal properties, nutritional values & traditions of chocolate consumption.
Views: 510
Updated: Sep 30, 2021
Caixa Forum Barcelona

Caixa Forum Barcelona

Art gallery, museum & exhibition space. Former textile factory of entrepreneur Casimir Casaramona. Built 1911 by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch.
Views: 509
Updated: Sep 19, 2021
Born Cultural Centre

Born Cultural Centre

Exhibition space & archaeological ruins. Designed by architect Antoni Rovira i Trias. Former food market for the wholesale of fruit and vegetables.
Views: 505
Updated: Sep 30, 2021
Museu Olimpic Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch

Museu Olimpic Esport Joan Antoni Samaranch

2007 Museum dedicated to sport & 1992 Olympic games. Museum houses many sports exhibits, old and modern, and has an interactive zone on the lower floor.
Views: 502
Updated: Sep 20, 2021
Gracia Civil War Air Raid Shelter

Gracia Civil War Air Raid Shelter

One of only two surviving air raid shelters from the civil war. Built underground by a co-operative of residents in Gracia Neighbourhood. Guided visits on Sundays.
Views: 501
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Liceo Theatre Grand Opera House

Liceo Theatre Grand Opera House

Ornate Grand Opera house dating from 1837, offering guided tours as well as concerts and plays.
Views: 500
Updated: Sep 16, 2021
Maritime Museum Barcelona

Maritime Museum Barcelona

Former shipyards of Drassanes that housed up to 30 galleys. Now the maritime museum housing a varied collection from small fishing vessels to a large royal galley.
Views: 496
Updated: Sep 22, 2021
CosmoCaixa Science Museum

CosmoCaixa Science Museum

Child friendly science museum located in a vast modern space with 1909 Facade by architect Josep Domenech i Estapa. European Museum of the Year in 2006.
Views: 492
Updated: Oct 3, 2021
Sailboat Santa Eulalia

Sailboat Santa Eulalia

Schooner Santa Eulalia built in 1918 is restored and fully functioning sailing boat forming part of the Maritime museum collection.
Views: 486
Updated: Sep 22, 2021
Casa Vincens Modernist House

Casa Vincens Modernist House

UNESCO World Heritage Site. 1st house designed by Antoni Gaudi for Manuel Vicens i Montaner as a summer residence. One of the first Art Nouveau buildings.
Views: 484
Updated: Sep 28, 2021
Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montjuic

Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montjuic

The Ethnological Museum in Montjuic is a collection of about 70,000 items of cultural heritage from Catalunya and includes items from former Spanish colonies.
Views: 206
Updated: Feb 9, 2022
Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montcada

Barcelona Ethnological Museum Montcada

The Ethnological Museum in Montcada street is a three-floor modern museum of cultural heritage from Africa, South America, India and pacific islands.
Views: 129
Updated: Apr 5, 2022
Refugi307 Air Raid Shelter

Refugi307 Air Raid Shelter

One of two surviving air raid shelters from the civil war. Built underground by a co-operative of residents in Poble Sec Neighbourhood. Guided visits on Sunday.
Views: 129
Updated: Mar 20, 2022

15 things to do and see outside of Barcelona with a theme of Museum.

Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

Sant Cugat Monastery and Wine Cellar

Former walled monastery, now and church. The wine co-operative was founded in 1921 by 50 local wine makers as a place to process the grapes.
Views: 790
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Vila Joana in Parc Collserola

Vila Joana in Parc Collserola

Farmhouse, later summer home of writer Jacint Verdaguer till his death in 1902, then a school 1921 - 1973. Now it is a Museum about Jacint Verdaguer.
Views: 622
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Cordedeu Wine And Cava Caves

Cordedeu Wine And Cava Caves

1895 winery buildings by architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Guided visits include surface buildings, museum and a tour of the vast underground tunnels.
Views: 615
Updated: Nov 24, 2021
Figueres Sant Ferran Fortress

Figueres Sant Ferran Fortress

Vast 1753 fortress that housed up to 6000 troops. Upon ceasing to be a prison in 1997 it opened as a museum. Special visits to the large underground cistern.
Views: 563
Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Castelldefels Castle and park

Castelldefels Castle and park

Restored coastal castle dating from the 10th Century and last remodelled at end of the 19th century with spectacular Noble floor main hall and Church.
Views: 542
Updated: Oct 4, 2021
Salvador and Gala Dali castle home in Pubol

Salvador and Gala Dali castle home in Pubol

13km EASY circular walking route from Flaca to Dala Gali's castle home in Pubol. The route passes via farmland, La Pera village and Pedrinya hamlet.
Views: 508
Updated: Oct 21, 2021
Sitges Beach Town

Sitges Beach Town

Beach town famous for its artists, LGBT and film festival. Sitges is host to carnivals, festivals, religious parades, a classic car rally and historic museum buildings.
Views: 465
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Museo Episcopal De Vic

Museo Episcopal De Vic

Museum of Religious artefacts distributed over 4 floors of space that includes paintings, sculptures, jewelry and iron work.
Views: 463
Updated: Oct 13, 2021
Cadaques Beach Town

Cadaques Beach Town

Romantic picturesque whitewashed beach town and fishing village with Salvador Dali house museum.
Views: 448
Updated: Oct 6, 2021
Cardona Salt Mine And Castle By Bus

Cardona Salt Mine And Castle By Bus

Former salt mine active till 1990. Now open for guided tours and mine museum. Medieval 9th Century castle and luxury hotel. Once used to store the salt.
Views: 425
Updated: Oct 5, 2021
Vilanova I La Geltreu Railway Museum

Vilanova I La Geltreu Railway Museum

Steam locomotive depot constructed turn of the 20th century. Since 1990, a child friendly museum of over 50 vehicles and filled with historic railway artefacts.
Views: 386
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Sitges Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums

Sitges Cau Ferrat and Maricel Museums

Former home of artist Santiago Rusinol transformed into a beutiful museum that exhibits his art and collections plus a broad collection of art from 1oth century to the first half of the 20th century.
Views: 357
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Figueres Theatre Museum Dali

Figueres Theatre Museum Dali

Salvador Dali could be considered the most famous citizen from Figures and it is in this town where we find the main Dali museum in a converted theatre.
Views: 351
Updated: Oct 20, 2021
Sitges Maricel Palace

Sitges Maricel Palace

Spectacular palace built for the American millionaire industrialist Charles Derring by Miquel Utrillo between 1913 and 1918. The palace was built as a home and place for his art colection.
Views: 347
Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Figueres Toy Museum

Figueres Toy Museum

3 floors of exhibition space dedicated to historic toys that date from turn of the 20th century to the early computer games consoles of the 80s and 90s.
Views: 264
Updated: Oct 18, 2021

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