Three Barcelonian museums fitting every taste

But the main local attraction is an enormous aquarium often believed to be times better than the one located in the old harbor.

We haven’t talked about Spain – Catalonia to be more exact – in a while, but there are still too many things to explore there. So let today be the day of Barcelonian museums.

 

Picasso Museum

Picasso Museum

A total of five medieval mansions store works of this unrepeatable artist. Pablo Picasso didn’t stay in Barcelona for many years at a time, and this influenced the museum collection we see now. There are a lot of earlier creations, and some mature and late works, as well as a wide range of porcelain – a gift from his second wife.

Exposition in Picasso Museum

Visitors may get lost inside the museum’s space since it consists of five medieval buildings, plus an annex constructed later behind the main structure. We recommend you to purchase tickets in advance, so you don’t have to suffer the lines – that get especially long in the high season.

 

CosmoCaixa

CosmoCaixa

This is a famous European science museum allowing guests to touch almost every exhibit. This interactive approach will surely be appreciated by your kids. The buttons can be pushed, experiments with tornado can be carried out, and even neurons are touchable.

Inside in CosmoCaixa

But the main local attraction is an enormous aquarium often believed to be times better than the one located in the old harbor. This one has a reconstituted tropical forest inside, including all possible forms of life – from alligators to piranhas – regularly accompanied by an impressive tropical rain.

 

Barcelona City History Museum

Barcelona City History Museum

Truly extensive excavations of a Roman colonia stand behind the common “museum” term, in case of MUHBA. An area of 4 square kilometers is hidden underground in the city’s Gothic Quarter. The City Museum was built at the site of Barcino – an ancient Roman city discovered in 1930s during a late gothic palace’s rebuilding process.

Barcelona underground in City History Museum

Amazingly, the streets and villas – even their mosaic floors – wineries, work studios and washhouses remained well preserved. Numerous artifacts found during the diggings are housed here too. Visiting this museum constructed atop of Roman ruins will take you on a real time journey.

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