Museum of Catalan
Open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Contains collections of Romanesque and Catalan-Gothic art: Moral paintings (perhaps the best collection in the world), reredoses and carvings, Spanish and European Baroque art is also well represented.
Montjuic Palace. Tel: 423 7199.
Frederic Mares Museum
Sculpture from the 12C-17C. Medieval images.
Open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 pm.
Sundays and Public Holidays from 9am - 2 pm
Plaça Sant Iu. Tel: 310 5800.
Open from 11am - 1pm
Located in the Cathedral cloister. It contains reredoses and paintings of the Catalan-Gothic school.
Tel: 310 2580
Museum of the Monastery of Pedralbes
This building, which is of great architectural value, contains personal property which shows the different ages in the history of the monastery.
Open Tuesday to Friday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
Closed on Mondays. At the end of the Paseo de Reina Elisenda. Baixda Monestir, 9 Tel: 203 9282.
Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation
Open 10 am. to 2 p.m. Saturday from 10 am to 5 p.m. Closed: Mondays
71 paintings and 8 sculptures from the most representative areas of the whole collection: Italian and German painting. It takes you on a journey through the history of art from the 13th century to the 18th, with examples of Italian Renaissance, European Baroque, northern-European painting and late Venetian Baroque.
Tel: 280 1434
Baixda Monestir, 9
Museum of the History of the City of Barcelona
July, August and September 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Rest of the year 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays and Holidays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Mondays all year.
The basement contains the remains of some of the ancient constructions of Roman Barcelona. The three other floors have exhibits relating to local history (institutions, customs, famous people, different stages in urban development, etc.). There are many documents, prints, paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
Casa Calriana Padellas. Plaça del Rei. Tel: 315 11 11
Open from 9:30am - 1:30 pm and 3:30 - 7pm (except Mondays). Sundays and Public Holidays from 10am -2pm
Exhibits from Prehistoric times to the 7C, with some interesting rooms given over to the finds from Empuries and the Balearic culture. Magnificent collection of Roman Mosaics.
Montjuic Park. Paseo de Sta. Madrona. Tel. 423 2149
Open from 10am - 8pm (except Mondays). Planetarium shows. Weekdays at 1pm and 6pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays every 30 minutes (Children under 4 not admitted).
Teodor Roviralta, 55 (Tibidabo Station). Tel: 212 6050.
Scientific film shows. Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays in the morning and the afternoon.
"Mentora Alsina" Experimental Physics Museum
Tibidabo Park. Tel: 417 5734
Visits by prior arrangement.
Museum of the History of Medicine
Open Monday to Friday from 10am-1pm.
Contains a collection of some 2,500 exhibits showing the evolution of medicine, as well as the personal effects of the great masters of Catalan medicine.
Pasaje Mercader, 11 Tel: 216 0500
"Martorell" Museum of Geology
Open daily except Mondays from 10am-2pm.
It has Petrographical, Mineralogical and Paleontological sections.
La Ciutadella Park. Passeig Tillers. Tel: 319 6895.
Open daily except Mondays from 9am - 2pm.
Exhibition of stuffed animals and important study collections.
La Ciutadella Park. Tel: 319 6950.
Open daily except Mondays from 10am-7pm.
Contains objects and documents relating to the history of navigation, as well as the "Llibre del Consolat de Mar" (the oldest legislative book on maritime law in existence). The Cartography and Scale Model sections are of particular interest.
Located in the medieval "Reales Atarazanas" (Royal Arsenals). Av. Drassanes. Tel: 318 3245.
Picasso Museum (More information)
Open daily except Mondays from 10am-8pm. Sundays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The largest monographical museum in the world containing an extraordinary collection of works by the great painter.
Montcada, 15, Tel: 319 6310.
Museum of Modern Art
Open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Has paintings and sculptures from the end of the 18C up to the present day. There are paintings by Fortuny, Rusiñol, Casas, Nonell, Regoyos, Zuloaga, Sunyer, Sotomayor and Solana as well as sculptures by Llimona, Gargallo, Hugue, Clara and Rebull.
La Ciutadella Park. Plaça de Armas. Tel: 319 5728.
Miro Foundation (More information)
Centre of Studies of Contemporary Art.
Open daily except Mondays from 11am- 7pm. Sundays and Public Holidays from 10:30am - 2:30pm.
This private, cultural foundation was set up by the painter Joan Miro and has exhibition rooms, an auditorium, a library, a prints archive and areas set aside for artistic and other kinds of exhibition. There are three courtyards, gardens and upper terraces for outdoor exhibitions, as well as a permanent exhibition of the works of Joan Miro. The white and luminous building was the work of the architect J.L. Sert.
Located on the hill of Montjuic. Montjuic Park. Tel: 329 1908.
Open daily except Mondays from 9:30am-1:30pm.
Contains a collection of sculptures by Calrá.
Calatrava, 27. Tel: 203 4058.
Museum of the Arts, Industry and Popular Traditions
Contains an 18C pharmacy and the "Casa Pallaresa" (a reproduction of a Pyrenean farmhouse from the beginning of this century).
Visits by prior arrangement.
"Poble Espanyol" Tel: 423 6954.
Open as Amusement Park.
An unusual collection of automaton dolls from the beginning of the century.
Located in Mount Tibidabo Amusement Park. Tel: 211 7942.
Open daily except Mondays from 11am-2pm.
Plaça de Sant Felip Neri. Tel. 301 4533.
Open daily except Mondays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fine collection of Spanish and Foreign ceramics.
Palace of Pedralbes. Tel: 280 1621.
Museum of Funeral Carriages
Open Monday to Friday from 9am - 2pm. Saturdays and Sundays: Visits by arrangement.
Sancho de Avila, 2 Tel: 484 1720.
Open Monday to Friday from 10am-1:30pm and 4 to 7:30pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10am - 1:30pm and 4:30 to 8:00pm. Summer: daily from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Contains a collection of wax figures representing famous people from the world of the arts, science, history, etc.
Pasaje de la Banca, 7 (at the end of La Rambla). Tel: 317 2649.
Open Tuesday andThursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (24 September to 24 June) Wednesday, Friday Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Contains objects from the American Civilisation before Columbus, the Philippines, Asia and Africa.
Avinguda Santa Madrona. Montjuic Park. Tel: 424 6807.
Museum of Barcelona Football Club
Open Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am-1pm and 3-6pm. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 10am-2pm (closed on match days). April to October: Mondays to Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Holydays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
Explains the clubs history and displays its trophies. Special video shown on five screens. Includes visit to the presidential box.
Avinguda Aristides Maillol. (Stadium). Tel: 330 9411.
House-Museum of Gaudí (More information)
Open daily except Saturdays: October to March from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. April to September 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.
Located in the house where Gaudi lived. Guëll Park. Next to the Carretera del Carmel. Tel: 284 6446.
Gallery of Famous Catalans
Visits by prior arrangement Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.(Museum of the City of Barcelona Tel: 315 1111).
Contains a collection of portraits of the great figures of Catalan history.
Calle Bisbe Caçador, 3. Requesens Palace. Tel: 315 0010.
Open Monday to Saturday from 10:30am-1:30pm and 5:30-8:30pm. Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.
Contains holograms and demonstrates holographic techniques.
Jaume I, 1 (next to the Plaça de Sant Jaume). Tel: 310 2172.
Montjuic Castle Military Museum
Open daily except Mondays from 9:30am to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 pm.
Has a valuable collection of weapons and historical documents.
Montjuic Castle. Tel: 329 8613.
Museum of Music
Open daily except Mondays from 9am-2pm. Wednesday 5 to 8 p.m.
Contains string and wind instruments, manuscripts and personal effects of the great musicians.
Avinguda Diagonal, 373. Tel: 416 1157.
Palau de la Música Catalana (More information)
Tour of the hall: Daily at 10:30, 2, and 3 (in English)
Sant Francesc de Paula 2, Barcelona, Spain.
Open Monday to Friday from 9:30am- 2pm by prior arrangement.
Palace of La Virreina. La Rambla, 99. Tel: 301 7775.
Open Monday to Friday from 10:30 am-1:30pm and 4:30 to 8pm. Closed on Saturdays afternoon, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Contains a valuable collection of scent bottles and cosmetics jars dating from antiquity to the present day.
Passeig de Gracia, 39. Tel: 216 0146.
Textile and Costume Museum
Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays and Holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Palace of the Marquis of Llio. Rocamora collection. Embroidery section.
Montcada, 12. Tel: 310 4516.
Open during the bullfighting season from 10:30 am - 2pm and 4 to 7pm. On bullfighting days the museum is open in the morning from 10am - 1pm only.
It consists of two large rooms and exhibits the branding-irons and emblems of famous stock farms, the heads of famous bulls, a collection of posters from the past, old tickets, the suits of famous bullfighters and "rejoneadores" (mounted bullfighters), photographs, documents, documents, a library and other objects relating to bullfighting in general.
Located in the "Monumental" Bullring. Tel: 245 5803.
Open daily except Mondays from 10 am-2pm.
The home of the Catalan poet Jacint Verdaguer.
Vila Joana. Tel: 204 7805.