In Barcelona there are more than 55 museums that cover a wide array of different subjects from history and art through to science, sports, maritime, war and architecture. One thing you will notice when it comes to museums in Barcelona is that each one covers the history of the city from medieval times through to today.
If you are only going to be visiting the city for a short period of time then there are certainthat we highly recommend you visit. The ones we suggest you include during your first visit and which appear on sites like Time Out are as follows:
This museum is housed in a beautiful medieval palace next to the cathedral in the area of the city known as Barri Gòtic, and is one museum that visitors to Barcelona tend to over look. Most people tend not to visit this one of the city’s attractions because of its religious connotations. But you will find that this museums upper floors actually houses an amazing collection of items from garters to hatpins that during his travels the sculptor Frederic Marès collected and then hoarded.
If you are looking for art galleries that house something a little more unusual then this is the place for you to visit. Here you will find works on display by the likes of Joan Fontcuberta, Harun Farocki or Richard T Walker. As you wander around the various rooms you will encounter a number of different abstract installations or visual creations. Plus you may want to spend time just sitting down and watch a film or video.
Just how far are you willing to go to delve deeper in to the city’s culture. This particular attraction is located at the very of a rundown passageway in Poblenou that most people ignore because it doesn’t look that inviting. But once you do enter through the doors you are going to find yourself wanting to take a closer look at what is on display, most of which has been created through recycling various materials. If you have the chance to visit here on a Friday evening at 8pm as this is when emerging musicians or visual artists appear and offer entertain in the buildings small sala.
Most people when visiting Barcelona for the first time prefer to take in sports museums such as the one that is dedicated to FC Barcelona. However a visit to this particular museum should be considered as well. Opened in 2007 this museum not only takes a look at all different sports but show how sports help to promote certain values and innovations. The museum of a size that it has the ability also to be host major sporting events as well.