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The Picasso museum is located in a palace and this is only one of the many interesting museums that Barcelona has to offer. This is the perfect area to get lost and explore the winding streets, the little shops and the tapas bars.

Museums in Barcelona
Fundacio Joan Miro museum.

To reach the Miro museum you can go by cable car or just go walking. This museum is one of the most exciting temporary art galleries in Barcelona Located in a beautiful building, you can lay your eyes on the private collection of Miro. There is also a library and an auditorium.

Admission: adults 7.20 , students 3.90 , children under 14 free
Open: Tue Wed Fr 11am-7pm, Thu 11am-9:30pm
Tel: 93 443 94 70

The Museum of Contemporay Art.

Designed and developed to make art accessible to the public. The collection consist mainly of art from the fourties until the nineties. A personal audio guide is free. The permanent collection focuses on the art of the 2nd half of the 20th century. The museum is housed in a building designed by the North-American architect Richard Meier.

Admission: Adults 7.5 , Reduced 6.00
Open: Mon Wed Fri 11am-7:30pm, Sat 10am-8pm Sun/Bank Holidays 10am-3pm
Tel: 93 412 08 10

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.

This Museum stands right on the top of Mont Juic. They've rescued loads of bits of old Roman/Romanesque country churches which were all painted inside and put them back up. No intellectual Zen simplicity here - astonishing bright colours and uncompromising faces, pain, ecstacy and humour, the immediacy of 6th-10th century worship socked home to you via the solar plexus.

This is essential viewing for history buffs wanting to "feel" the crossover from Roman times to Modern times. Forget the "Dark" Ages, once you've seen these you'll never think of them as dark again. A stunning, airy, spacious place, they have Gothic art as well, with some lovely Madonna & Child statues which deserve shrines rather than museum displays.

Admission: 8.50
Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-2:30pm, Monday closed
Tel: 93 622 03 76

The Picasso Museum.

As one would probably predict based on the name of the place, the Picasso Museum has nothing but Picasso paintings. Make sure you set aside a few hours to accomodate this event. Waiting in line is at least a good half hour or so, and tourists should watch out for pickpockets. There is a gift shop that sells images of Picasso's works as postcards, as well as many other souveneir items. There are many side shops that sell the same thing, and sometimes they are cheaper.

Admission: 6.00
Open: Tuesday-Sunday 10am-8pm, Closed on Mondays
Tel: 93 256 30 00


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