Barcelona is a great European city that has a great culture. People love to visit the spot to experience the great cultural heritage. And, the authorities have made it a point to display great artistic works here. One could find unique artefacts here dating back to the medieval times. Then, there are always temporary exhibitions displaying works of great contemporary artists. Tourists really feel enthralled to see the art scene of Barcelona. Here is a list of some of the finest museums in Barcelona that tourists must never miss to visit.
Fundacio Joan Miro
Fundacio Joan Miro is a great museum that has an equally impressive design done by none other than Josep Lluis Sert. The museum displays great artistic works of Miro and has around 5000 drawings, 150 sculptures, and 225 paintings. The best part is that the museum is airy and light, and offers great experience to visitors.
Museu Picasso is dedicated to exhibiting great work by the talented artist Picasso. It showcases artefacts done by him during his formative years as well. There are around 3800 pieces of artwork that are displayed in five buildings here.
Museu Nacional D’Art De Catalunya
National Museum is displays exhibits of Catalan Art ranging from 12th to 20th centuries. There is an entire floor dedicated to Thyssen-Bornemisza collection. Moreover, there is a dedicated photography section as well.
Fundacio Antoni Tapies
Antoni Tapies has earned the reputation of being most celebrated and talented living artist of Barcelona through his painstaking endeavour at excelling in his art form. He came to the limelight in 1950s when his unique paintings incorporating rags, mud, and waste paper were appreciated by the masses. Now, his paintings incorporate girders, running water, and pieces of furniture as well. His paintings have now become the talk of the town. So, tourists must visit the museum in order to see the great artwork of this innovative artist.
Fundacio Mapfre came up with the efforts of The Mapfre Foundation, which was founded in 1988. The foundation aims to showcase great collection of photography and other artwork from 1860s to 1950s. So, tourists get a great insight into the art scene during this period.
Fundacio Sunol was opened to the public in 2007. There are two floors dedicated to the marvellous art collection of tycoon Josep Sunol. The space allows the exhibition of 100 works at one time, including sculptures, paintings, and photography. There are actually 1200 pieces of artworks that have been amassed with strenuous efforts of around 35 years. The collection includes great pieces of art by talented Spanish and Catalan artists including Miro, Picasso, and Pablo Gargallo. Not only this, one could also locate works by international artists including Man Ray, Giacometti, and Warhol.
Centre De Cultura Contemporania De Barcelona
Centre De Cultura Contemporania De Barcelona enjoys the distinction of being the largest cultural centre in Spain. It got opened in 1994, when it was located inside a former almshouse called ‘Casa de la Caritat.’ The building was re-designed by great architects Viaplana and Pinon. Tourists are always amazed to see a wide range of exhibits on display here.