What Museums Are Included with the Barcelona Card?
I’ve already talked extensively about the Barcelona card and its numerous advantages.
It’s so much more than just a transport card, as it offers free admission or discounted entry to a whole host of museums in the city.
But what museums are actually included with the Barcelona Travel Card? Let’s take a look.
Museums included with the Barcelona Card
A relative newcomer to the Catalan cultural scene, the MOCO Museum has quickly become one of Barcelona’s trendiest museums. And it’s included in the Barcelona Card.
You can find the museum just a few meters from the Picasso Museum in the prestigious Palazzo Cervelló.
The Moco Museum manages to attract a young audience that may otherwise be averse to traditional museums.
It does so by stimulating the imagination, creating immersive exhibitions, and converging the world of street art with icons of modern and contemporary art.
The Picasso Museum
Easily one of the most visited museums in the city, the Picasso Museum contains a permanent exhibition of more than 4,000 works donated by Pablo Picasso derived primarily from his artistic youth.
The museum is located in the Born district and is conveniently included in the Barcelona Card.
This is one of the best museums in Barcelona, hands down.
One look at the MACBA Museum and you’ll quickly see why Barcelona is known as the “City of Architects”.
A symbol of the redevelopment of the surrounding Raval district, this modern building with a glass facade definitely stands out in this historic area.
Inside, you’ll find a rotating cast of exhibitions and works of contemporary art that change every three/four months, in addition to a permanent collection.
Joan Miró Foundation
Here we have another spectacular museum on Montjuic Hill that houses more than 10,000 works by the legendary Catalan artist Juan Miró.
It is also a perfect museum to visit when visiting Barcelona with children, given that it is surrounded by nature, gardens, and parks.
Center for Contemporary Culture (the CCCB)
Practically attached to the MACBA, the CCCB is also included in the Barcelona card.
The central themes touched upon in the exhibitions, festivals and screenings of this museum focus on the city’s urban culture. It serves as a great complimentary attraction to see in combo with the MACBA.
National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC)
The Barcelona Card doesn’t limit you to attractions in the city’s historic centre. You’ll also receive entry to this popular museum on Montjuic Hill.
Here, you’ll find one of the largest collections of Romanesque art anywhere in the world. Inaugurated in 1929 on the occasion of the Universal Exhibition in Barcelona, the MNAC allows you to grab a little culture before checking out the best views in town.
Upon descending from Montjuc Hill, you’ll find this vibrant cultural center that is located in the old Casaramona factory.
It houses a permanent exhibition called “Symphony”, which uses virtual reality to offer a unique and immersive experience. All in all, it aims to bring classical music closer to a younger and broader audience.
In addition to this experience, film days and temporary exhibitions are also organized.
Visit the Caixa Forum website for more information on the event schedule.
I admit, it’s not exactly centrally located, but trust me, it’s really worth the trek to get to this museum! Opened in 2005, it is considered one of the best science museums in Europe.
This makes it suitable for visitors of all ages and a great option for spending an afternoon with children.
Other museums included in the Barcelona Card
The Barcelona Card includes many other museums beyond those mentioned above. A few other options include;
- The Chocolate Museum
- The Museum of Catalan Modernism
- The Montjuic Botanical Garden, and much more.
- For a complete list, click the red button below, where you can also have a peek at the list of discounts available for the main attractions.
Where can you buy the Barcelona Card?
The Barcelona Card is a product of the local Tourist Office, so you can find a 10% discount booking with them using the button below!
If you have any more questions about the museums included in the Barcelona Card, don’t be afraid to hit me up in the comments below.
Safe travels ✈️
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