One of the best ways to get to know any city is to explore its history and great artistic expressions. To a large extent, this task can only be done by visiting the various theme museums throughout the city, since each of them gives us an insight into a particular aspect of local culture. Barcelona has a remarkable number of these museums, so we offer you an enriching journey through the most representative ones in the city.
We begin our tour in a museum dedicated to spreading knowledge about the remote past of Barcelona. The Barcelona City History Museum (El Museo de Historia de Barcelona) is not a single enclosed space but is divided into several branches. The most important of which can be found in Bajada de la Librería Street, in the heart of the city. Its premises are full of genuine archaeological treasures excavated in Barcelona itself, belonging to the Necropolis and Roman times. The museum charges different rates depending on the exhibition you wish to visit.
Photo: Museo de Historia de Barcelona © Sergi Pérez Ibarz
Don't be put off by the name of the next museum, c, as it is virtually the most unique gallery in the world. It gives you the possibility to discover little-known details about the gigantic pre-historic creatures. The collections include the fossil remains of dinosaurs from well-known sites around the world, particularly in Canada and other parts of America. The museum is located in Montcada Street and is open every day of the year.
Apart from the historical collections, Barcelona is a city that has the most talented artists with their own theme museums. The Joan Miró Foundation (La Fundación Joan Miró) is a museum that is totally dedicated to the works of this unique artist. It has permanent exhibitions that bring together more than 10,000 pieces, including both artistic works and different objects from Miró's life.
When we're talking about Miró, we cannot forget the fact that this Catalan artist maintained a close relationship with a famous painter. The c in Barcelona is the most important of all, devoted exclusively to the 20th-century Spanish painter. It is situated in the centre of Montcada Street, so it lends itself to a joint visit with the Museo del Mamut.
When we're talking about Miró, we cannot forget the fact that this Catalan artist maintained a close relationship with a famous painter. The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is the most important of all, devoted exclusively to the 20th-century Spanish painter. It is situated in the centre of Montcada Street, so it lends itself to a joint visit with the Museo del Mamut.