Carrer Montcada, 15-23
This magnificent museum, to which Picasso donated 1700 works before his death, pays homage to the relationship the artist had with the city of Barcelona.
Palau Nacional. Parc de Montjuic
This museum contains ten centuries of Catalan art from the Romanesque period to the modern day.
Parc de Montjuic
With its high ceilings, arches, and airy passages, this innovative building houses the world's largest collection of Miró's work plus British art, from 1945 to 1968-that is, postwar to Pop.
Baixada del Monestir, 9
This peaceful old convent was first opened to the public in 1983 and is now a museum of monastic life.
1 Placa dels Angels
When Richard Meier's cool, white, futuristic "ship" sailed into the heart of El Raval, it regenerated an area best known as the underbelly of Barcelona.
Av. de les Drassanes s/n
These mighty Gothic shipyards are not as extensive as their Venetian counterparts but they’re an extraordinary piece of civilian architecture nonetheless.
This is the third most popular Barcelona museum, after the Miró and Picasso, to be devoted to the work of a single, prolific artist.
Placa de Sant lu 5-6, Barri Gotic
This museum is home to an iimpresive collection by the sculptor Frederic Marès.
Av. Ferrer i Guardia, 6-8
Today this cultural centre boasts a splendid contemporary art collection of some 800 pieces, which are exhibited around different themes.
Moll de la Barcelonetta
This recently renovated group of buildings built in 1900 houses a permanent exhibition which charts Catalonian history from pre-history to the present day.
Moll d_Espanya del Port Vell, s/n
The main draw here is the Oceanari, a giant shark-infested tank traversed via a glass tunnel on a slow-moving conveyor belt.
Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41
This museum plumbs the history and pre-history of Catalunya with extensive permanent exhibitions of artifacts recovered in archaeological excavations around the region and on the Balearic Islands.
Isaac Newton, 26
The big hit is the 'Flooded Forest', a mocked-up section of rainforest complete with real, native species of flora and fauna – my little one can spend so long in here I've learned to take a book.
Montalegre 5, El Raval
This multidisciplinary gallery, lecture hall, and concert and exhibition space offers a year-round program of cultural events and projects, well worth checking out.