Barcelona Museums Guide

One of the spots that visitors love while in Barcelona Spain are the historical museums. Spain has a great, centuries old culture. Tourists from come to these museums to discover more about Spain and its history.

Barcelona is known primarily for its wide array of art museums. If you are an art aficionado, then Barcelona will be the perfect place for you to visit.

If art isn’t your exact cup of tea, no need to worry. There are many different types of museums from historical museums to aquatic museums for the deep sea adventurer. You can visit many museums during a short time. There are even discount cards that you can purchase that will save you even more money.

Visiting one of these museums when you are in Barcelona is one great way to capture the essence of this country. Many of these museums allow the use of cameras, so you will be able to take these memories with you to share with others.

Museu Del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia

One of the most popular museums in Spain is the Museu Del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia. The reason this beautiful temple is visited so often is because of its exquisite aerodynamic architecture that has been in progress since 1882.

Antoni Guadi is the architect responsible for the unique design of this temple. Much of his work can be seen throughout Spain. It has been reported that over 2,000,000 people a year flock to this monumental landmark. This makes it the number one most visited landmark in all of Barcelona.

Since this landmark attracts millions of people the museum that it connects to also attracts many visitors. This museum has many artifacts that show the early beginnings of the Sagrada family. With pictures and even a model showing what the finished sculpture will look like over the next 30 years.

Museu Maritim

Museu Maritim is a historical museum that covers a span of Spanish history from 1750 to 1850. The include a diverse range of maritime artifacts from Barcelona and the surrounding districts.

This museum is only a short distance from the infamous statue of Christopher Columbus. This statue is monumental in size and is referred to as Colon. This statue is also a short distance from the marina. This marina unites the streets of Barcelona with the beautiful sea foam green Mediterranean Sea. It is considered to be a yacht basin and entertainment center that many tourists visit.

L’Aquarium de Barcelona

If you are fascinated with the ocean and underwater sea creatures engage your interest, then you will love the L’Aquarium de Barcelona. This underwater museum combines leisure with educational activities.

If you want to learn about all the different marine life living at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea there is a wonderful display at the museum. It also has a cafeteria, a souvenir shop and an auditorium.

If you are more of a thrill seeker and find excitement in participating in an activity that will get your adrenaline pumping, you can go swimming with the sharks. Underwater adventures such as this are also available by appointment.

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona

If you are a dedicated fan of Picasso, there is one museum in particular that will catch your interest.

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona is known for its variety of displayed works of Picasso. What is great about this museum is that is displays many of Picassos paintings that span many years. There are not only paintings from early in his career, but older paintings as well.

This museum gives people a chance to see how his work developed over the years. There are many different museums that you and your guests can take advantage of when you are visiting Barcelona.

You can experience the rich culture of this country in many different forms and interests, all of which can make your trip one to remember. Author:  Stephen Joyce