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Barcelona has a wide variety of museums. Art lovers can get their fill at the Picasso museum or in the Fundacio Joan Miró, another great Barcelona artist. For historical art, one can visit the MNAC. To see modern art, you can visit the MEAM or the MACBA. Modernist buildings such as Hospital de Sant Pau, Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are highlights in Barcelona.

Picasso Museum Barcelona

The museum has three storeys and over 4,300 artworks by Pablo Picasso from the period 1890-1957. The museum was opened in 1963 and is located in the district, La Ribera. The artworks on display belong to cubism, surrealism, and other styles. The Museo Picasso in Barcelona is one of the three museums (in addition to the Museo Picasso Malaga and Paris) named after Spanish painter Pablo Picasso.

Address: Carrer de Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya – MNAC

The MNAC or Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya is a national museum on Montjuïc hill in Barcelona. It has an extensive collection of Romanesque art, which is considered one of the best in the world. MNAC also has a collection of Gothic art and works from the Baroque era and the Renaissance.

Address: Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

CosmoCaixa

CosmoCaixa, a science museum opened in 2005, is known as one of the best and most state-of-the-art science museums in Europe. The construction cost of the museum was 100 million euros. It is also one of the most renowned science museums globally and is operated by the social savings bank "la Caixa".

Address: Carrer d'Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona, Spain

Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia

This museum is housed within one of Spain's most famous tourist attractions – the Sagrada Familia, which was started in 1882 by architect Gaudi. Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia gives details about the history and development of the Sagrada. The museum also shows the stonemasons at work.

Address: Carrer de Mallorca, 401, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

FC Barcelona Museum

The museum is located at the heart of the Camp Nou stadium. The FC Barcelona museum was founded in 1984 and was renamed President Nuñez museum in 2000. There are three sections with a 3D cinema, audiovisual touch-screen, and information on the history of FC Barcelona. The museum displays old photos of the players, T-shirts and trophies that the club has won.

Address: C. d'Arístides Maillol, s/n, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

The Museu Maritim (Maritime Museum)

The Museu Maritim of Barcelona has built up a significant group of collections illustrative of the Catalan seafaring culture. In 1985, the 'Master Plan for the Reform and Restoration of the Shipyards' was suggested and initialised. With the expertise of the architects like Esteve and Robert Terrades, the plans the main objective was the comprehensive restoration of the monumental complex.

Address: Av. de les Drassanes, s/n, 08001 Barcelona, Spain

The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (MAC)

The Archaeology Museum of Catalonia exhibits significant archaeological relics that illustrate Catalonia's history and life form and its surroundings during the prehistoric and ancient historical eras. The museum's central area is positioned in the Palace of Graphic Arts, built-in Montjuïc in Barcelona. Collections at the museum are organised in chronological and geographic order that represents Catalonia's origin, from the first inhabitants until the Middle Ages.

Address: Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39, 08038 Barcelona, Spain

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