The best museums in Barcelona in 2022

These are the top 50 best museums in Barcelona, Spain, ranked by their rating and popularity in 2022. Click a museum for more information about the museum, including visitor information, exhibitions and reviews.

For a complete overview of museums in Barcelona, their exhibitions and discount cards & passes, see our overview page with all museums in Barcelona.

These are the best museums in Barcelona:

  1. Casa Batlló1

    Casa Batlló

    Casa Batlló is a building in the city centre of Barcelona that was designed by Antoni Gaudí, which is considered one of his masterpieces. Casa Batlló has been open to the public since 2002. You can visit the former residence of the Batlló family (Noble Floor), the former storerooms and laundry rooms
  2. MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya2

    MNAC - Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

    Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya displays original Catalan art but it is also known for its extensive collection of Romanesque paintings. It's set in the Palau Nacional of Montjuïc, a Spanish Renaissance building designed for the 1929 International Exhibition. On the ground floor, the collections
  3. Fundacio Joan Miro3

    Fundacio Joan Miro

    Located in a modern building, art gallery Fundacio Joan Miro is dedicated to the great Surrealist painter Joan Miró, who was born in Barcelona. The museum displays many of his paintings, sculptures, and drawings. In addition, there is a special area designated for promoting young experimental artist
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  5. La Pedrera4

    La Pedrera

    Casa Milà, popularly known as ‘La Pedrera’ (the stone quarry), an ironic allusion to the resemblance of its façade to an open quarry, was constructed between 1906 and 1912 by Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926). For its uniqueness, artistic and heritage value have received major recognition and in 1984 was ins
  6. CosmoCaixa Barcelona5

    CosmoCaixa Barcelona

    The building in which the CosmoCaixa in Barcelona is situated features hands-on exhibitions inside. It also includes a planetarium. You can experience the environment of Amazon rainforest with more than a hundred living species such as birds, insects, frogs and even alligators. The Hall of Matter is
  7. Museu Picasso6

    Museu Picasso

    Museu Picasso is a museum full of drawings and paintings by the famous artist. The museum is housed in five palaces dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Opened in 1963, it was the first museum dedicated to Picasso's work. The permanent collection comprises more than 3,500 artworks. Most of th
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  9. Online discount!Camp Nou Experience Tour & Museum7

    Camp Nou Experience Tour & Museum

    The FC Barcelona Museum can only be visited in combination with the Camp Nou Experience. The first section includes a collection of photos, documents and trophies detailing the club's history on an interactive glass wall that allows the exhibition of video, images and music. The second section is a
  10. MUHBA Plaça del Rei8

    MUHBA Plaça del Rei

    The headquarters of the Barcelona City History Museum is situated in the three-story building. The museum lets you explore the remains of the ancient Roman city of Barcino. The museum consists of the archaeological underground and Palau Reial. The underground is all about the daily life in Roman ti
  11. Online discount!Barcelona Zoo9

    Barcelona Zoo

    Founded in 1892, the quite large Barcelona Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the world. It is home to more than 7,000 animals, including a reptile house, a pavilion of monkeys, and an aquarium with dolphins with dolphin shows. There are also two large playgrounds, a petting zoo, and a green area for
  12. Museo d'Historia de Catalunya10

    Museo d'Historia de Catalunya

  13. Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum11

    Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum

    The Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum manages and exhibits a unique collection of more than 12,000 objects related to all aspects of the cannabis plant. From cultivation to consumption, from ancient ritual to modern medicine, every aspect of cannabis in human culture is represented in some way in our two
  14. Erotic Museum of Barcelona12

    Erotic Museum of Barcelona

    Explore the rich history and culture of eroticism in Barcelona in the Erotic Museum of Barcelona. The museum displays various historical relics, wood carvings depicting Kama Sutra positions and other intriguing artifacts.
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  16. The Gaudí Exhibition Center13

    The Gaudí Exhibition Center

    The Gaudí Exhibition Center is the starting point of the Gaudí route. To learn about the life and the work of this universal architect, a visit to the exhibition Walking with Gaudí is essential. This extensive collection reveals his enormous creativity and imagination as well as the revolutionary
  17. Museu de la Catedral14

    Museu de la Catedral

  18. Gaudi House Museum15

    Gaudi House Museum

    The former residence of the architect Antoni Gaudí now serves as a museum. The museum is devoted to his work and is an eyecatcher for the Park Güell. It was designed by his friend Francesc d’Assís Berenguer i Mestres. Antoni Gaudí i Cornet lived in this house from 1906 to 1925. Some rooms are still
  19. Reial Monestir de Santa María de Pedralbes16

    Reial Monestir de Santa María de Pedralbes

  20. Museu Egipci de Barcelona17

    Museu Egipci de Barcelona

    The Museu Egipci de Barcelona houses a big collection of art and artifacts from Ancient Egypt.
  21. Gaudi Experience18

    Gaudi Experience

    G Experiència (the Gaudi Experience) is a way to find out about Antoni Gaudí and his work. Visitors are able to explore Antoni Gaudí’s creative universe through 4D and interactive technology.
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  23. Design Museum of Barcelona19

    Design Museum of Barcelona

    The Design Museum of Barcelona is a cultural center comprises of three museums that were formerly housed in the Pedralbes Royal Palace: the Decorative Arts Museum, the Textile and Clothing Museum and the Graphic Arts Cabinet. The fashion collections trace the history of fashion from the 7th century
  24. Joan Antonio Samaranch Olympic & Sports Museum20

    Joan Antonio Samaranch Olympic & Sports Museum

    The Joan Antonio Samaranch Olympic & Sports Museum is devoted to all kinds of sports and the Olympic Games. It takes its name from the former president of the Olympic Committee. Using digital technology and interactive exhibitions, it makes for an experience for both children and adults.
  25. Museu de la Xocolata21

    Museu de la Xocolata

    In Museu de la Xocolata you can admire chocolate sculptures as well as replicas of buildings. You will also learn about the history of chocolate and its importance for the ancient cultures of Latin America. Additionally, the museum shows the manufacturing of chocolate. Various events and workshops a
  26. MACBA: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona22

    MACBA: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

    MACBA: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona is situated in a modern building with glass walls and is home to a precious collection of contemporary art. The museum exhibits mainly works by Catalan and Spanish artists including Antoni Tàpies and Paul Klee, but some works by some international artists
  27. Fundació Antoni Tàpies23

    Fundació Antoni Tàpies

    Designed by Domènech i Montaner, museum Fundació Antoni Tàpies is dedicated to the artist Antoni Tàpies, a Catalan sculptors and painters of the 20th century Spain. The museum houses an extensive collection of Tàpies’ work as well as artworks of other contemporary artists. It combines temporary exhi
  28. CaixaForum24


    The CaixaForum is a former factory that has been turned into an art gallery which opened in 2002. The art nouveau building consists of an exhibition space, a media library, auditorium, classrooms and a restaurant. It puts on mainly temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists. Concerts and conferen
  29. Museum of World Cultures25

    Museum of World Cultures

    The Museum of World Cultures showcases the artistic and cultural diversity of the peoples of Africa, Asia, America and Oceania. The museum brings together a selection of more than 30,000 objects from the Ethnology Museum and 2,356 works from the Folch Collection, the most important non-Western art c
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  31. Maritime Museum26

    Maritime Museum

    The Maritime Museum is located in the Drassanes port, a former shipyard and a military building. The museum is devoted to the naval history of Spain. It documents the history of the Spanish Navy since the 15th century until today and displays instruments that were used for navigation, weapons, and p
  32. MUHBA Casa de l'Aigua27

    MUHBA Casa de l'Aigua

  33. Online discount!Montjuïc Castle28

    Montjuïc Castle

    The Montjuïc Castle was an old military fortress that was renovated in the 17th century and until 1960 served as a military prison. Allegedly, executions were regularly happening here during the civil war from 1936 to 1939. After that, it was turned into a military museum which closed in 2009. Now y
  34. MUHBA Santa Caterina29

    MUHBA Santa Caterina

  35. Online discount!Barcelona Wax Museum30

    Barcelona Wax Museum

    The Barcelona Wax Museum is housed in a former bank, with neoclassic architecture. The museum houses a collection of wax figures mostly related to history and tries to emphasize the heritage value of the palace and preserves some of the rooms and original furniture of the building.
  36. Museu Europeu d'Art Modern MEAM31

    Museu Europeu d'Art Modern MEAM

    Housed in the Renaissance Gomis Palace, Museu Europeu d'Art Modern MEAM displays collections of modern paintings and sculptures of the 20th and 21st centuries by contemporary artists from all around the world. Such exhibitions contain artworks created by living artists.
  37. L’Aquàrium de Barcelona32

    L’Aquàrium de Barcelona

    Aquarium Barcelona is an aquarium with 35 aquariums and is home to over 450 different species and over 11,000 animals in total. The aquarium includes an ocean tank for sharks, rays and other large fish, which contains 3,700,000 liters of water and has an underwater tunnel of 80 meters.
  38. Frederic Mares Museum33

    Frederic Mares Museum

    The Frederic Mares Museum presents a complex and varied collection of Spanish sculptures ranging from the ancient world to the 19th century. Accumulated by a passionate collector and sculptor Frederic Marès, it is one of the most important sculpture museums in Spain. Housed in a former palace of the
  39. Museu Blau34

    Museu Blau

    Designed by the Swiss architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Museu Blau opened in 2004. The museum houses part of the Natural History Museum of Barcelona (Museu Blau) and an auditorium where conferences take place. The museum occupies two floors and its permanent exhibition is called Planet
  40. CCCB: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona35

    CCCB: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona

    CCCB: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is a multidisciplinary exhibition and arts center devoted to the city of Barcelona and its urban culture. Various events take place here, such as debates, lectures, festivals or concerts. It's an open and free space promoting new technologies and ex
  41. Museu del Modernisme Català36

    Museu del Modernisme Català

    Housed in a former textile factory, Museu del Modernisme Català displays collections of paintings, sculptures and decorative arts created by modernista artists - such as Ramón Casas, Antoni Gaudí orJoaquim Miró. Housing over 350 works by 42 artists, the museum is the only museum dedicated solely to
  42. Can Framis Museum37

    Can Framis Museum

    The Can Framis Museum is an art center devoted to the promotion of contemporary Catalan paintings. The museum is situated in the old Can Framis factory complex and displays over 250 paintings from the sixties to the present, by artists born or living in Catalonia. In addition to the permanent displa
  43. Museu de la Música38

    Museu de la Música

    The collection in the Museu de la Música comprises of nearly 500 musical instruments including one of the most important classical guitar collections in the world. Various biographical documents are also on display. The Music Museum is located on the second floor of the modern building Auditori desi
  44. Mercat del Born39

    Mercat del Born

    Mercat del Born was a public market and one of the most important buildings in Barcelona. The construction with iron that marked the start of Modernisme in Catalan architecture. is the largest covered square in Europe.
  45. Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia40

    Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia

    The building of the Museum of Archaeology of Catalonia in Barcelona was designed by Pelagi Martínez i Patricio. The museum is structured into five different spaces: prehistory; protohistory, the Greek and Phoenician colonisations; the Roman Empire; and the Visigoths, the beginning of the medieval pe
  46. Fundacio Mapfre41

    Fundacio Mapfre

    Fundacio Mapfre shows a large collection of art coming from various periods of history gathered by Francisco Godia.
  47. Barcelona Motorcycle Museum42

    Barcelona Motorcycle Museum

    The Barcelona Motorcycle Museum displays a collection of international and national motorcycles, from 1902 till 2006, with various prototypes and unique objects.
  48. Teatre Museu El Rei de la Màgia43

    Teatre Museu El Rei de la Màgia

    El Rei de la Màgia is the oldest magic shop in the world, founded in 1881.
  49. MUHBA Refugi 30744

    MUHBA Refugi 307

    Shelter 307 (MUHBA Refugi 307) is one of the more than 1,000 bomb shelters built in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War to protect the people from the indiscriminate bombing to which Barcelona was subjected. The shelter comprises nearly 400 metres of tunnels, with a height of 2.10 metres and a wi
  50. Museu Diocesà45

    Museu Diocesà

    Museu Diocesà is housed in the Casa de la Pia Almoina and displays mostly artworks donated by various churches in Barcelona.
  51. Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona46

    Royal Artistic Circle of Barcelona

  52. Fundació Suñol47

    Fundació Suñol

    The Josep Suñol Collection comprises more than 1.200 works of art, with artists such as Warhol, Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Tàpies, Man Ray, Gargallo, Calder, Gordillo, Zush, Boetti, Solano, Lootz, Navarro, Plensa, García-Alix, Arp, Avedon, Balla, Saura and Valdés among others. The works are exhibited in d
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    Museum of Illusions

    In The Museum of Illusions in Barcelona you can stand in front of backgrounds or blend in the circumstances of a scene. This can be Camp Nou (the stadium of FC Barcelona), a three-dimensional space, a scene from a movie or a scene of a famous painting.
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    MUHBA El Call

    MUHBA El Call lets you discover how Barcelona's Jewish community lived in medieval times. The museum is located in the former house of the veil weaver Joseph Bonhiac and covers the role played by the Jews in Barcelona’s history and the splendour of their cultural legacy.
  55. Volart Museum50

    Volart Museum


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