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Montjuic Castle and Military Museum

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barcelona_hotel_montjuic1Barcelona’s view from the castle

The first stone of the Baroque style castle, which still dominate Montjuic’s hill, was laid in 1640. It was for many years a symbols of terror as a prison and torture centre for political prisoners. No longer in military use, today the castele houses a military museum displaying ancient weaponary and a statue of Franco.

General admission: 5 EUR

Check out the opening times and prices

MACBA (Barcelona contemporary art museum)

Barcelona’s sleek contemporany art museum looms in bold contrast to the surrounding area. Together to the nearby Centre de Cultura Contemporanea – CCCB, the Museu d’Art Contemporani – MACBA has provided a focal point for modern Barcelona since its opening in 1995, and, has played an integral part in the rejuvenation of El Raval.

MACBA‘s permanent collection includes a slew of big-name Spanish and international contemporary artists while excellent temporary exhibits feature everything from painting to video installations. The CCCB serves as a crossroads of contemporary culture with cutting-edge art exhibits, lectures and film screenings.

MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona

Timetable
Mondays, Wensdays, Thursdays and Fridays: 11 to 20 hs
July Thursdays: 11 to 21 hs
Saturdays: 10 to 21 hs
Sundays and holidays: 10 to 15 hs
Thuesdays except holidays: closed
15th of August, 11 and 25 of September: 10 to 15 hs


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El elegante ​​Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona se cierne en un fuerte contraste con los alrededores. Junto con el cercano Centro de Cultura Contemporánea (CCCB), el Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) ha proporcionado un punto focal para la Barcelona moderna, desde su apertura en 1995, y ha desempeñado un papel integral en el rejuvenecimiento de El Raval.

La colección permanente del MACBA ofrece de todo, incluye una serie de artistas contemporáneos de renombre nacional e internacional así como exposiciones temporales que van desde la pintura, a las video instalaciones. El CCCB sirve como punto de encuentro de la cultura contemporánea, con exposiciones de arte de vanguardia, conferencias y proyecciones de películas.

MACBA
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona

Horario del museo
Lunes, miércoles, jueves y viernes: 11 h – 20 h
Jueves de julio: 11 h – 21 h
Sábados: 10 h – 21 h
Domingos y festivos: 10 h – 15 h
Martes no festivos: cerrado
15 de agosto, 11 y 25 de septiembre: de 10 a 15 h

Picasso Museum

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona, Spain, is one of those museums you can not miss. It’s a very important museum dedicated to the work of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso who was born in Malaga (in the south of Spain), but who adopted the capital of Catalonia as a house for many years of his life. Founded in 1963, the museum has a collection of more than 4,000 works composing the permanent collection, which refer mainly to the artist’s initial phases, and which are divided into rooms according to the maturing of the painter over the years. See below all the tips to get to know the Picasso Museum better when you are in Barcelona

The Picasso Museum in Barcelona made up of five Catalan Gothic style buildings, that were acquired by the Barcelona City Council and are located in La Ribera neighborhood in Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella district.

Main entrance to Picasso Museum in Barcelona

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) the most acclaimed artist of the 20th century, you can see the collection that runs throughout his life, including drawings of his childhood in class notebook sheets, family portraits, and works of the pink and blue stage.

Las Meninas – Pablo Picasso – oil on canvas 194 cm x 260 cm

Address
Carrer Montcada, 15-23, 08003 Barcelona

Timetable

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Closed 9:00–19:00 9:00–19:00 9:00–21:30 9:00–19:00 9:00–19:00 9:00–19:00

How to get to Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum is located in the old palace Berenguer d’Aguilar, a beautiful building of the Gothic architecture. It’s in Carrer de Montcada, 15-23. To get to the museum is very easy by public transport (bus or subway). The buses to the Picasso Museum are 17, 40, 45, 19, 39, 51, 14, 59 and 120, or the subway line is L4 (Jaume I). If you go by car the closest parking are in Carrer Princesa, Passeig del Born, Plaça de la Catedral and Via Laietana.

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