Barcelona has a great number of museums, which cover different areas and eras. (*List of museums in Barcelona)
National Museum of Art of Catalonia (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, map) the museum is especially notable for its outstanding collection of romanesque church paintings, and for Catalan art and design from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including modernisme and noucentisme.
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (map). The permanent collection of around 5,000 works (up from 1,100 works at the time of the museum’s opening in 1995) dates from the mid-20th century onward.
Fundació Joan Miró (map) is a museum of modern art honoring Joan Miró located on the hill called Montjuïc.
Museu Picasso (map) houses one of the most extensive collections of artworks by the 20th-century Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. With 4,251 works exhibited by the painter, the museum has one of the most complete permanent collections of works. The museum is housed in five adjoining medieval palaces in Barcelona’s *La Ribera neighborhood, in the Old City, and more specifically, it is located on Montcada Street, a formerly very prestigious street home to wealthy merchants and nobility from the Gothic to the Baroque periods.
Museum of the History of Barcelona (map) is a history museum that conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the historical heritage of the city of Barcelona, from its origins in Roman times until the present day. The museum’s headquarters are located on Plaça del Rei, in the Barcelona Gothic Quarter (Barri Gòtic).
Archaeology Museum of Catalonia (map) is an archaeological museum with five venues that exposes the most important archaeological collection of Catalonia, focusing on prehistoric times and ancient history.
Maritime Museum (map). It shows the history of the navigation from the early days together with the history of the Spanish Navy since the Catholic Monarchs, in the 15th century, up to the present. It also hosts several navigation instruments, weapons, portolans and paintings.
CosmoCaixa Barcelona (map). The museum features a variety of exhibitions, permanent and temporary, that showcase the environment, nature, science, and space.
Museum of Natural Sciences (map) is a natural history museum.
Erotic museum (map).