Barcelona Museum Pass or Articket

Entry to the Catalan Capital's Best Art Museums

The Barcelona Museum Pass or Articket gives you entry to six of Barcelona's most important Art Museums for a single price.

The museums included are the Picasso Museum, MNAC, MACBA, CCCB, Fundació Miró and Fundació Tàpies.

The Museum Pass allows you to skip queues, which are particularly long at the Picasso Museum..

The unused Pass is valid for three months after purchase and you have 10 days to complete all your visits after you visit your first museum.

The Barcelona Museum Pass is not recommended for under 14s as entrance is free for children at many museums.

If you enjoy art, the museum pass is a great idea and even if you only have a passing interest buying the Barcelona Museum card works out the same as combined entrance to any three museums, so if you're in Barcelona for a few days the pass is a massive saving.

I have provided basic information about the six museums below, in order to give you an idea of what great value the pass is.

By the way, you also get discounts on these and many more museums and attractions with the Barcelona Card.


National Art Museum of Catalonia - MNAC

National Art Museum of Catalonia - MNAC

The National Art Museum of Catalonia is located in the Palau Nacional on the Mountain of Montjuïc.

The Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya is a public museum created in 1990 by combining the Museu d'Art Modern (1945) and the Museu d'Art de Catalunya (1934).

Special mention should be made of the collection of Romanesque Art, which is the best in the world.

The permanent collection at the MNAC covers all periods of Catalan Art including Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque and Modern Art and also houses important poster, photograph and coin collections.

The Palau Nacional itself was constructed between 1926 and 1929, and was the main building of the 1929 Barcelona International Exposition,

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona
Tel. +34 936 22 03 60

Picasso Museum - Museu Picasso

Picasso Museum - Museu Picasso

The Picasso Museum is located on Carrer Montcada, just off Carrer Princesa close to Jaume I metro station in the neighbourhood of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina i La Ribera, which is often mistanly referred to as El Born.

The Museu Picasso is a public museum, which has been open since 1963.

The collection includes over 3,500 works by Picasso, who although born in Malaga spent his youth and early career in Barcelona.

Based on a donation by Picasso's private secretary Jaume Sabartés, the collection is particularly strong on early Picasso.

The collection covers other periods in the artist's career having received a number of important donations in recent years.

The Picasso Museum is housed in a group of Gothic Palaces dating back to the late 14th century.

Museu Picasso
Montcada, 15
08003 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 256 30 00

Fundació Joan Miró

Fundació Joan Miró

The Fundació Joan Miró is located on the Mountain of Montjuïc relatively close to the Funicular station.

The Foundation has been open since 1975.

The permanent exhibition is dedicated to the work of Miró, the most Catalan of artists, and many of the the paintings were donated by Miró himself.

The Foundation also includes an extensive library and Espai 13, which followin Miró's wishes is includes temporary exhibitions showcasing the work of young experimental artists.

There is also work by Peter Greenaway, Chillida, Rene Magritte, Rothko, Tàpies and Saura, and the collection includes Alexander Calder's 4 Wings and Mercury Fountain.

Fundació Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc, s/n
08038 Barcelona
Tel. +34 934 43 94 70

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

Fundació Antoni Tàpies

The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is located on Carrer Aragó just off Passeig de Gràcia in the Eixample district of Barcelona.

The Foundation opened in 1990 and is mainly dedicated to the work of avantguard Catalan artist, Antoni Tàpies himself.

The collection covers the artist's complete career and many of the pieces were donated by the artist himself or his wife.

The building itself was originally the Editorial Montaner i Simón and is the work of great Modernista architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.

Built between 1881 and 1885, the building is given a modern art feel by its barbed wire roof covering.

Fundació Antoni Tàpies
Aragó 255
08007 Barcelona
Tel. +34 934 870 315

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum - MACBA

Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum - MACBA

The Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona is located about 5 minutes walk off The Ramblas in Plaça dels Àngels in the Raval neighbourhood.

MACBA is a public museum, which opened in 1995.

The permanent collection focuses mainly on Catalan and Spanish art from the mid-20th century to the present although some international painters are represented.

MACBA also programmes challenging temporary exhibitions and stimulating workshops.

MACBA - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 412 08 10

Barcelona Centre Of Contemporary Culture - CCCB

Barcelona Centre Of Contemporary Culture - CCCB

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona is also located in El Raval and is very close to MACBA.

CCCB is more of a public exhibition space than a museum, which opened in 1994.

Centred around the general theme of The City and Urban Culture, CCCB organises exhibitions, festivals, concerts, cinema showings, courses and conferences.

The enormous building, which dedicates 4,000 square metres to exhibitions and includes an auditorium, library and various project rooms, was built in 1802 and served as the Barcelona Poor House - La Casa de la Caritat - until 1957.

CCCB - Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
Montalegre, 5
08001 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 306 41 00

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