The museums you can’t miss in barcelona
If art is one of your reasons for traveling, you’re in the right place. Barcelona is home to an extensive artistic heritage that has been collected from the Middle Ages to the appearance of contemporary art. So you can enjoy a bit of everything with this list of the museums that you cannot miss in Barcelona.
This museum brings together all the pieces of art (painting, sculpture, photography, etc.) that have been transcendental in the history of Catalonia and it is a totem among the museums of the city. It was built for the International Exposition in 1929. Its neoclassical style and its large size really impresses and holds amazing masterpieces. You can also visit the roof terrace and enjoy great panoramic views of Barcelona.
This second museum is located in the heart of Barcelona, right in the Raval neighborhood. Its modern architecture is signed by Richard Meuer who praises the use of geometry, straight lines and curves, to play with light and its forms. Inside there are more than 5000 contemporary works. In addition to the art collection, they organise workshops, colloquiums and lectures on art through the voice of the most representative artists.
Joan Miro is world-renowned for his transgressive art as one of the geniuses of painting of the last century. The Foundation pays tribute to the more than 10,000 works he left, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics and experimental works. Josep Lluís Sert, a friend of Miró’s, had the honor of drawing the structure that was built in 1975. Without a doubt, it is a jewel of Barcelona in every sense.
When we talk about Picasso, it is impossible not to associate him with the greatest expression of cubism. Among many museums, the one set in Barcelona is one of the most characteristic. Plus, it is housed in a Gothic palace and has a very large collection of the artist’s earliest works up to the Blue Period. When you finish the wonderful visit, take your time and enjoy the location, the Born district and the gastronomy.
Last but not least, Caixa Forum is one to visit too. The museum is managed by the La Caixa Foundation and despite not having its own collection, it surprises us monthly with new exhibitions. These temporary collections are usually the most important in Barcelona. What is good about this one? It is located next to Plaza España.