Highlights of Culture in Barcelona

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Culture in Barcelona is thriving in a variety of exciting ways. Since Barcelona is an ancient city, it never stops surprising both visitors and locals alike. No matter whether you want to take in a concert, visit a Barcelona museum or some of the Barcelona attractions, or do Barcelona sightseeing, you'll always have cultural activities in Barcelona.

Culture in Barcelona - The National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) at Montjuic

The National Museum of Catalan Art (MNAC) at Montjuic

Barcelona Museums and Art Galleries

The rich history of art in Spain means that there are a plethora of museums in Barcelona dedicated to the great artists who have called Barcelona home. Barcelona culture owes much to Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Joan Miro for their extraordinary work, and each has a dedicated museum in his honor in this part of Spain.

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Culture in Barcelona - Roman columns of the Temple of Augustus - Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA)

Roman columns of the Temple of Augustus - Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA)

Barcelona History Museum - The Foundations of Culture in Barcelona

The MUHBA (Museu d'Història de la Ciutat de Barcelona) will give you great insight into the city's history including the days of the Romans. Within this beautiful museum, you will find ancient mosaics, wall paintings, excavations and more.

The Barcelona History Museum is known as "Museum of Museums". It has several centers throughout the city, but the monumental complex at Plaza del Rei is the main center.

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Culture in Barcelona - Picasso Museum in Barcelona

Picasso Museum in Barcelona

The Miró Foundation, The Picasso Museum, and the Dali Museum

Barcelona Spain culture, in the world of art, is well known around the world. Artist Joan Miró made his mark on both the art world and his home city of Barcelona. Opened in 1975, the Miro Foundation is an amazing display of contemporary art and one that is sure to please visitors. The building itself is quite impressive and was designed by Josep Lluís Sert. Set in a beautiful and memorable location at Montjuic hill, a trip to the Miró Foundation is well worth it. Learn more about the Joan Miro Foundation.

The Picasso Museum is full of decades of Pablo Picasso’s best works. Additionally, the beauty inside the Picasso Museum is accentuated by the splendor outside the museum, as the Gothic Quarter area houses some of the most impressive medieval palaces in all of Barcelona. Learn more about the Picasso Museum in Barcelona.

We offer the Articket, which is a fantastic Barcelona museum pass. It will give you access to the 6 most important museums in the city including those dedicated to Picasso and Miro.

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The Dali Theatre and Museum is actually outside of Barcelona city, in the town of Figueres, which is Dali's birthplace. But it is definitely worth a short trip out of the city to see this attraction, which includes more than 4000 works. You will see works from throughout Dali's life and gain a unique insight into his life and his art. Learn more about Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres.

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Culture in Barcelona - Concerts at the beautiful Palau de la Musica Catalana

Concerts at the beautiful Palau de la Musica Catalana

Concerts in Barcelona

Part of what's on Barcelona are the great locations for concerts in Barcelona. Lovers of Spanish guitar will be overjoyed with the Spanish Guitar Concert in Barcelona, which features many of the best-known masters such as Xavier Coll and Manuel Gonzalez, and has sported past attendance of over 250,000.

You can catch a remarkable concert at the crypt of Santa Maria del Pi church. If you are looking for some Barcelona cultural activities and want it to be a truly memorable experience, then this is your venue.

The Palau de la Music Catalana is known as being one of the most beautiful concert halls in Barcelona. When it comes to concerts in Barcelona, you just can’t go wrong with the Palau de la Musica Catalana. Built between 1905 and 1908 in the Catalan Modernista style, the Palau de la Musica is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Barcelona Architecture

People from around the globe are doing Barcelona tourism just to see the Barcelona architecture. UNESCO has added seven of Gaudi's works to the list of World Heritage Sites including the famed Park Guell and La Sagrada Familia. It should also be noted that La Sagrada Familia stands as Barcelona’s most visited attraction.

If you love architecture and design, don't miss visiting The Paseo de Gracia street, which is home to the Block of Discord, featuring the work of four different famous architects: Antoni Gaudi, Joseph Puig i Cadafalch, Enric Sagnier and Lluis Domenech i Montaner. Those who love architecture are sure to be wowed by just how much this area has to offer.

When you visit Barcelona, you'll be amazed by architecture from the medieval times; the best Modernista works, and also the contemporary buildings and modern architecture in Barcelona. An excellent example of modern design is the construction of Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona, known as Barcelona Pavilion. But there are a lot of more recent buildings worth to see. Learn more about Barcelona Architecture.

You can do The Gaudi Tour on your own. Just buy The Gaudi Tour eBook Guide and get to know not only the most famous Gaudi buildings but also some less-known works that are hidden gems. A comprehensive and essential eBook guide, with turn-by-turn instructions.

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We also offer guided Barcelona tours dedicated to architecture, like the Medieval and Modernist Architecture Tour, the Barcelona Art and Architecture Tour, the Barcelona Architecture Small-Group Walking Tour.

Whether you are interested in Barcelona museums, concerts in Barcelona, art or architecture you’ll love all that Barcelona has to offer. Yes, culture in Barcelona is indeed thriving, and you will get ample exposure to it on your trip. All you really have to do is look around you!