What to visit
You will always find something to do in Barcelona. The city has over 50 museums, showcasing permanent collections of works by artists such as Picasso, Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies, although most museums stage temporary exhibitions. Barcelona has museums devoted to art, science, sport, history, archaeology and many other fields. Be sure not to miss some of the most interesting, such as the Museu Picasso, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), the Fundació Joan Miró and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. They stand out not only for their incomparable works of art, but for their spectacular architectures. At Catalonia’s National Gallery you can see one of the world’s most important collections of Romanesque art. There are famous collections of contemporary art housed in museums such as the MACBA and CaixaForum. If you want to gain a better insight into the history of Barcelona, you can visit the Museu d’Història de la Ciutat located inside the Roman wall. You can also look at the many art galleries dotted around the city. The city is also a showcase for the best of the country’s theatrical talent.
Barcelona is also renowned for its wide variety of musical events, which includes all the genres, and has three major venues: the Gran Teatre del Liceu, devoted to opera, the Palau de la Música, a modernist marvel, and L’Auditori, the concert hall designed by Rafael Moneo.
Barcelona is a box of surprises which will keep you entertained with countless cultural and recreational activities. Barcelona is an open-air museum. You can visit it by bus, bicycle or on foot, and enjoy its bustling streets. There are many ways to discover the city and a whole host of things to do, for those interested in culture, for those in search of entertainment or for those thinking about where to do some shopping.
- Day itineraries: www.barcelonaturisme.com/day-itineraries/
- Themed routes: www.barcelonaturisme.com/themed-routes/
Tourist information of interest
We recommend you purchase tickets for online cultural visits, in order to avoid queues. Please find below information on the most prominent places:
Templo Expiatorio del Sagrado Corazón: (You can climb the Christ and get the best aerial views of all Barcelona)
MNAC – Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña
Camp Nou y Museo del Barça
Tourist Attractions near of Barcelona:
Monasterio de Montserrat or Montserrat mountain (located 54 km away from Barcelona)
Museo Dalí in Figueras (located 144 km away from Barcelona)