Barcelona is a city of beauty and mystery. Demonstrations of its artistic and cultural history spill out of its galleries and onto Barcelona’s streets at every turn. But to get an insight into its culture, its art and its history, visitors to Barcelona should head to one of the excellent museums and galleries that are good to see in this beautiful city.
So here is our list of the top five museums in Barcelona.
- The Salvador Dali museum in Figueres. Although not located in Barcelona proper, the museum is simply a short train ride away in Figueres. It shows many of the famous works including paintings and sculptures of noted Spanish architect and surrealist, Salvador Dali, showing the works of Dali from his earliest creations down to his last known works. Address: Plaza Gala-Salvador Dalí, 5, 17600 Figueras, Girona, Gerona, Spain
- National Museum of Catalan Art. Back in Barcelona itself, The National Mueum of Catalan Art shows art objects from Roman times all the way up to the present. This museum has a great collection of several generations of art pieces from the area and is one of the premier art museums to visit in Barcelona. Exhibits include drawings,engravings, posters, coins depicting the history of art in Catalunya. The museum is an excellent place to get a true flavor of the area and an interesting perspective on the people and art of the country. Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain
- History of the Catalonia or the Museu D’Història De Catalunya, is another museum you should visit in Barcelona and is conveniently located in the city right on the Marina in the city’s General Stores building. Inside, the museum gives individuals the chance to enjoy and be impressed by the story of Catalonia itself – its unique identity and cultural traditions of the people brought to life with multi-media displays and interactive exhibits. Address: Palau de Mar, Plaça de Pau Vila, 3, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
- The museum at FC Barcelona’s famous Nou Camp football stadium is a mecca for football fans the world over. The Camp Nou Experience includes the FCB Museum and a tour round this famous ground. Paying homage to the history of this great footballing city it is also a demonstration of the athletic identity of the Spanish people. With state of the art audio visuals and big screens, one of the most impressive displays is the one that tells the story of the unprecedented 2009 season in which Barcelona won all 6 national and international club titles. Address: Carrer d’Arístides Maillol, s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
- The Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (or CCBB) is part museum, part open performance space that was conceived and erected by the Provincial Council of Barcelona. It is a place where locals gather for exhibitions, debates, fesitvals and other matters of public interest. Although this is very much a facility for the local community, it also offers visitors a fasciniating insight into the values and identity of the people of Barcelona today. Future long term exhibitions in 2014 include Metamorphosis -The Fantasy Visions in Starewitch, Švankmajer and the Quay Brothers – an exhibition of animated fims and the artists that created them and BIG BANG DATA which will explore the phenomenon of big data and the information explosion of the 21st century. Address: Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
These are the top museums we think you should put on your bucket list if you are wishing to visit Barcelona and would like to see a bit of the authentic culture and flavor of the area. We hope you do.
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