Museum gift shops are amazing places to buy original and artistic presents for your relatives. They offer way more than fridge magnets or t-shirts and the quality is usually better than that of products that you find at the corner souvenir shop. Museum gift shops offer items connected to the site you have just visited like pens, key rings, lighters and more, but also luxurious books and jewelry. Here are some of the best museum gift shops in Barcelona.
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La Pedrera or Casa Milà is a modernist building by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, located on Passeig de Gracia. The museum has two gift stores. One is at street level and it can be freely accessed, the other one can only be accessed with your La Pedrera ticket. At La Pedrera gift shop, you can buy luxury gifts such as Gaudi-inspired jewelry, designer bags, gadgets and accessories, dishes, etc. The inside shop is a vintage shop with antique pieces and art nouveau style items.
Address: Provença, 261-265
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La Sagrada Familia
La Sagrada Familia is Barcelona’s main touristic attraction and Gaudi’s masterpiece. You have to book your tickets online before your visit – you can only enter the main gift shop with your ticket. The shop has a wide selection of Gaudi-related articles. It is the best place in Barcelona to buy decoration items, dishes, sculptures, small objects, fridge magnets, fans and miniature churches. The shop has also a huge bookshop where you can purchase beautiful books related to modernism architecture, art nouveau and Gaudi.
Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401
Macba Store Laie
MACBA is Barcelona’s Contemporary Art Museum, located in El Raval. It was designed in the 20th century by the American architect Richard Meier. The MACBA store and bookshop specializes in contemporary art with a wide offer of over 4.000 titles, including books, magazines and exhibition catalogs. The stock is always related to exhibitions, and cultural activities organized at the Museum. MACBA Store Laie also offers a quality selection of design objects, gift items, and unique pieces created and designed by local artists and inspired by works and artists from the MACBA Collection.
Address: Plaça dels Àngels, 1
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The store in Museu Picasso offers popular, specialized books and children’s literature, for occasional visitors as well as Picasso experts. The bookshop is composed of different sections such as monographs on Picasso works, essays on Picasso’s life and work, Picasso and Barcelona, painters who influenced him, Picasso’s influence on contemporary art, Picasso and music, and educational material on Picasso. You can also purchase postcards, prints and other items as a souvenir from one of Barcelona most visited museums, located in an amazing gothic style 13th-century building.
Address: Carrer Montcada, 15-23
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