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Mar 19th, 2015, 05:38 PM
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Barcelona Museums

What are your favorite large and small museums? These look interesting:

PICASSO MUSEUM
BARCELONA HISTORY MUSEUM
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ART OF CATALONIA
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Mar 19th, 2015, 05:50 PM
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Info on free admission times is most welcome
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Mar 19th, 2015, 06:14 PM
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Picasso and Joan Miró are my favorites in Barcelona.
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Mar 19th, 2015, 06:22 PM
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Miró is up on Montjuic and has an outdoor sxulpture garden too.
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Mar 19th, 2015, 06:29 PM
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Absolutely loved the Miro foundation - both the artworks themselves and the building housing them. You get a great insight into what was influencing him during each of his recognised styles and periods.
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Mar 19th, 2015, 07:48 PM
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MACBA - Barcelona contemporary art museum
Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
National Museum of Catalan Art
Miró Foundation
Maritime Museum
Museum of the History of Catalunya
Museu del Calçat
Picasso Museum
Museu de la Xocolata
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Mar 19th, 2015, 09:05 PM
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thanks to all for the great feedback
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Mar 19th, 2015, 09:25 PM
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For me, the best art in Barcelona is in the streets not in buildings. The modernisme of Gaudi and Puig is more interesting and substantive than the collections in Barcelona.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 01:43 AM
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I found the maritime museum in the medieval shipyards surprisingly interesting.

The Museum of the History of the City of Barcelona includes a fascinating walk through the archeological remains of the Roman city under the streets of the modern city.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 02:13 AM
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Had a huge experience at the Miró foundation a couple of weeks ago. http://www.fundaciomiro-bcn.org/?idioma=2

I can also highly recommend the Museu d'Història de Barcelona (MUHBA) with the ruins of Roman Barcino down in the ground: http://museuhistoria.bcn.cat/
http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...Catalonia.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelo...History_Museum
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Mar 20th, 2015, 07:18 AM
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I really liked the National Museum of Catalonian Art. I enjoyed the history museum but I like those kind of things a lot. Really liked the Miro museuc, and the maritime museum.

Didn't like the Picasso museum much at all. First, I'm not a big Picasso fan and have seen his stuff a bazillion times in other, better museums. There are also other Picasso museums, several of them, in other cities. The one in Barcelona isn't very interesting IMO and doesn't have many of his best works, if I recall. If you are a diehard Picasso fan, I guess it would be a must-see. Otherwise, I'd spend my time doing something you can't do somewhere else (which is seeing Picasso paintings).
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Mar 20th, 2015, 07:30 AM
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I agree with IMD.

Our late summer plans have us in Barcelona (we were there about 12 years ago) for a couple of days.

I think we may be inside buildings very little this time around.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 12:08 PM
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Yeah, because modern art is known for its 50% accuracy.

Look at the articket if you're going to go to a bunch on the list: http://www.articketbcn.org/en/barcelonamuseums. It used to include Casa Mila but not any more.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 12:12 PM
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Miro, Picasso, and as many places Gaudi as possible.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 01:56 PM
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What does 50% accuracy mean with regard to modern ar
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Mar 20th, 2015, 03:35 PM
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This is not a museum, but it's wonderful anyway--the Palau de Música Catalunya. (Probably spelled it wrong.

I'm not crazy about Picasso, either. I do like the wonderful Gaudi buildings.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 07:09 PM
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Any thoughts about the Fredi Mares Museum?
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Mar 20th, 2015, 08:40 PM
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It is a unique collection of the founder, sculptor Frederic Marès. Not for every one, but interesting. I think it's worth a visit if you have the time, but it's not on everyone's "to do" list, which is actually a good thing.
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Mar 20th, 2015, 10:10 PM
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Agree with Nikki - the city museum over the dug out Roman city is fab.
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Mar 21st, 2015, 06:03 AM
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I loved the Perfume Museum--thousands of perfume bottles. A locked room in beauty shop on L Rambla.
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