Winter is coming and so, from Hostemplo, we want to recommend you some indoor plans this time. As we advanced on the title of the article, knowledge can fill a room, but takes up no space and with today’s post, it will also take no money! We have put together all the museums that offer free entrance on the first Sunday of the month. So, what do you think? If you are a culture-addict, you’ll like this!!
You may have asked yourself: how many museums are there in Barcelona? Well, around 55, we’ve counted them for you! Among those, from the ones that have free entrance on the first Sunday of every month, we suggest you to visit the following:
CCCB: CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE OF BARCELONA
Photo CCCB – CCCB
The cultural center opened in 1994 at the Casa de la Caritat (Charity House), an old hospice built in 1802 on a former middle-age monastery. The CCCB is the cream of the crop for those who enjoy restless culture. This museum organizes and produces exhibitions, debates, festivals, concerts, cinema series and thousands of other activities, always related to contemporary culture. Come and discover it!
- When is it free to visit the CCCB? ree entrance on Sundays from 15 to 20h, from 12th February, 18th May, the Night of Museums, and 24th September (Mercè Festival).
- More information: www.cccb.org
Photo Picasso Museum – Picasso Museum
The Picasso Museum of Barcelona is a key reference for understanding the formative years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso. Open to the public in 1963, it hosts a permanent collection made up by over 3800 works and offers also a broad program of temporary exhibitions. It is with no doubts one of the must visits in Barcelona.
- When is it free to visit the Picasso Museum? Free entrance on Sundays from 15 to 19 h, the first Sunday of every month (all day), 12th February, 18th May, the Night of Museums, and 24th September (Mercè Festival).
- More information: www.museupicasso.bcn.cat
MNAC: NATIONAL ART MUSEUM OF CATALONIA (Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya)
Photo MNAC – MNAC
Located at the Palau Nacional, an iconic building constructed for the International Exhibition of 1929, the National Art Museum of Catalonia holds pieces from all visual art disciplines (sculpture, painting, engraving, photography, etc.). A must-visit if you aim to take a closer look at Catalan art while you are in Barcelona. The museum brings together works from Romanesque art to modern art from mid of 20th century.
- When is it free to visit the MNAC? Free entrance the first Sunday of every month. The Museum also offers open-days on: 11th and 24th September and 18th May, International Day of Museums.
- More information: www.museunacional.cat
MACBA: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF BARCELONA
Photo MACBA –MACBA
The MACBA, or Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona, is one of the nerve centers of contemporary art in the city. Its great holdings count on works from the materic abstraction of the fifties, following the pop and avant-gardes, to the minimalist sculpture of the eighties. Local artists, national and international ones, give their signature to this superb collection. The museum stands out for its exhibitions offering representative samples of all existing art movements.
- When is it free to visit the MACBA? Under-14, pink card, over-65, unemployed people, teachers, AAVC and ICOM members. Geography and History, Fine Arts and Art History Students from Spain have also free access.
- More information: www.mcba.es
Before coming to the end of our post, we also have to mention other museums, which are also very popular in Barcelona (either due to their heritage or their attendance:
- Museum of the Expiatory Temple of Sagrada Familia:
Who can visit the Sagrada Familia for free?
Friends of the Temple, children up to 10 years old, disable people with a determined degree of disability over 65% plus one carer, unemployed people (every Wednesday from 14:00), ICOM members and Barcelona Press Card holders.
- La Pedrera of Antoni Gaudí:
Who can visit the Pedrera for free? Children under 6 years old.
- Futbol Club Barcelona Museum – Camp Nou:
Who can visit the Camp Nou for free? Children under 6 years old.
- Museum of the History of Catalonia:
When is it free to visit the Museum of Catalonia? On 12th February (Santa Eulalia), 8th March (International Women’s Day), 23rd of April (Sant Jordi), 18th May, (International Day of Museums), 11th September (National Day of Catalonia) and 24th September (Mare de Déu de la Mercè, biggest festival of Barcelona).
- Maritime Museum:
When is it free to visit the Maritime Museum? Entrance to the museum is free on Sundays from 15h, on 18th May and 24th September for La Mercè.
- Dalí Museum – in Figueres:
Who can visit the Dalí Museum for free? Children up to 8 years old, Friends of Dalí Museums’ members, accredited members of: Museologists Association of Catalonia, ICOM, journalists and museums employees.
Do you agree with our choice? Despite their heavy traffic, these museums do not offer free entrance on the first Sunday of every month; that does not mean that you should not visit them, they are 100% worth visiting!
And, of course, after all these cultural visits, you’ll deserve a good rest. So you know: ¡Book your room at Hostemplo through our web and you’ll get your breakfast free for your first night! Remember, we’re just round the corner from Sagrada Familia!