Museums in Barcelona

Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona by Flickr user ganymedes1985

Fundació Joan Miró

Joan Miró was an influential Catalan artist born in Barcelona. His works including ceramics and drawings, but he is perhaps best known for his colourful and almost childlike paintings. Today, in his hometown of Barcelona stands the Fundació Joan Miró which hold over 14,000 pieces by the artist himself. This museum is located on Parc Montjuïc, which can be reached by bus or cable car; the later offers some breathtaking views of the sprawling city.

Museu Picasso

This happens to be one of Barcelona’s most visited museums and holds more than 3,500 works by Pablo Picasso. The permanent collection includes many of Picasso’s best known works including The First Communion (1896) and Science and Charity (1897). The museum stretches out across five medieval palaces in the La Ribera quarter of the city. Over the years the museum’s collection has expanded as donations from the artist’s friends came in.

La Pedrera

In the attic of La Pedrera, also known as Casa Mila, you can find many of Gaudi’s original plans and blueprints for a lot of the work he produced across the city. This is a must visit for those who enjoy this master’s architecture; not only will you get to see how his ideas came to life, but you’ll also get to see the interior of one of the city’s most important buildings. La Pedrera is located on Paseig de Gracia 92, and is hard to miss as the exterior screams of Gaudi’s stroke of genius.

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