Discover the most important museums in Barcelona

All the secrets you need to know to live an authentic cultural life in Barcelona visiting the best museums in the city

Barcelona is a city with synonymous  with art and culture. Therefore, if you are living an academic season in the Catalan capital you have to know that Barcelona has many museums, for all tastes and budgets, that will help your stay with a good cultural dose that will surprise you.

That’s why today at The Lofttown we bring you an interesting guide with the most important museums in Barcelona that you cannot miss while you live here.
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When you think of Barcelona you automatically think of Modernista art, which is certainly an important feature of the city throughout its history. For this reason, the Catalan capital becomes the most important city  of this artistic current and that’s why it has an impressive museum also dedicated to Modernism.

A privilege space dedicated for this fantastic artistic movement that was very much welcomed in Catalan territory, especially during the 19th and 20th centuries when it had its greatest boom in Europe. Therefore, if you like art and have a great connection with the city, we recommend that you visit this museum so that you enter completely into this essence of Barcelona.


Barcelona and the sea have maintained a historical connection since the time of the Roman Empire. The maritime museum of Barcelona is the ideal place for you to learn about the development of Barcelona’s history with the sea over the centuries. Therefore, this museum located in the center of the city, has a lot of maritime documentation and historical boats that marked history. Here you will learn how Barcelona opened its way to trade across the Mediterranean and, also, the big conflicts that happened during ancient and modern history


When we hear about the magnificent artist Picasso many of his most famous paintings come to mind. But did you know that him has his own museum in Barcelona? Then you have to visit its museum located in the heart of the city, where is exhibited the most complete collection of his stage of formation and youth of the famous artist when he lived in Catalan region.

Here you can find one of the most emblematic paintings of the artist, such as the series “Las Meninas”, within the blue period that brought him to be famous. Without a doubt, this splendid museum of this universal painter will surprise you. In addition, it is located in a medieval palace that is an architectural jewel that is located very close to the church Santa María del Mar, which makes it a tourist destination.



If there is a place that brings together much of the art that exists in Barcelona, it is the National Museum of Art of Catalonia. In this museum, which is also one of the most important in both Romanesque and Gothic art in Europe, you can also find magnificent painting from the Renaissance and the Baroque, along with other more contemporary artistic expressions of the 20th century.

And best of all, all this stunning art is housed in the imposing Palau Nacional de Montjuïc, located very close to Plaza España and the Olympic space, a huge venue dedicated for art and universal culture that you have to know while living in Barcelona.


El Raval is a picturesque neighbourhood, full of colour and where many cultures from all over the world come together. And best of all, this centric area of Barcelona also has a museum according to its colorful personality. We are talking about MACBA, a museum that brings together a large collection of contemporary art from around the world and has become a reference in Europe.

Here you can find art works on contemporary artistic experimentation, as well as temporary exhibitions of the best modern European artists. Therefore, the MACBA is a fantastic place situated in the heart of the city that perfectly combines both the modernity of the building with the old architecture of the neighborhood.


Joan Miró is one of Barcelona’s artistic standards. In this sense, this museum dedicated exclusively to the artist, located around the beautiful nature of Montjuïc, becomes the epicenter of modern art with great works that are already part of the history of Catalonia.

The museum was opened in 1975 and has since become the place of the largest public collection of works by Joan Miró, with its paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles and thousands of drawings that will not leave you indifferent.



Located in a modern and impressive building in the heart of the Raval, the CCCB is the epicenter of exhibitions and conferences that give artistic life to the city. Before this area was only a church and  later converted into a convent. Later, it became the CCCB that we know today, a unique space in Barcelona that promotes art with hundreds of projects and thematic exhibitions annually, whether in both face-to-face and digital format.

We hope that with this post you already know which are the most important museums in all of Barcelona that you should know during your academic stay here. And remember that at The Lofttown we want your experience in Barcelona during for all your life and that’s why we want to make you the best student accommodation in Barcelona.

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