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Free Museums in Barcelona–One Night Only

Tonight, May 14th,  at the stroke of 7pm, 48 Barcelona Museums will open to the public free of charge. Yeah, they’ll be a little crowded (especially Barcelona favorites like Gaudi’s La Pedrera, and the Picasso Museum), but the popular ones are crowded most of the time anyway (so you might as well go when you don’t have to pay). This yearly event is a rare treat for residents (free stuff in Barcelona!), and a lucky occurence for tourists in the area. So stroll among artifacts and masterworks by Miró and the like, and finish just in time for Barcelona’s prime-time Saturday night scene–Museums participating include:

Arts Santa Mónica, Arxiu Fotogràfic de Barcelona, CaixaForum, CCCB, Centre Cultural Metropolità Tecla Sala, CosmoCaixa, CX La Pedrera, DHUB Montcada, DHUB Museus Pedralbes, Espai Cultural Caja Madrid, Espai Mercè Sala, Fundació Antoni Tápies, Fundació Arranz- Bravo, Fundació Foto Colectania, Fundació Francisco Godia, Fundació Joan Miró, Fundació Suñol, Fundació Vila Casas, La Capella, MACBA, MNAC, MUHBA Domus Romana MUHBA EL Call, MUHBA Monestir de Pedralbes, MUHBA Plaça del Rei, MUHBA Temple d’August, MUHBA Via Sepulcral Romana, MUSEu AGbar de les Aigües, Museu Barbier, Museu Can Tinturé, Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya, Museu d’Història de Catalunya, Museu d;Idees i Invents de Barcelona, Museu de Badalona, Museu de Cerámica, Museu de Cerámica “La Rajoleta”, Museu de Ciéncies Naturals de Barcelona, Museu Blau, Museu de l’Hospitalet, Museu de la Música de Barcelona, Museu de la Xocolata, Museu Egipci de Barcelona, Museu Frederic Marés, Museu Etnológic de Barcelona, Museu Maritin de Barcelona, Museu Olimpic i de l’Esport, Museu Picasso, Teatre Museu el Rei de la Magia, and Virreina Centre de la Imatge.

If you missed this year’s Nit dels Museus and can’t wait ’til next Spring, see “The Barcelona Art Pass” post to get one of Barcelona’s best deals on visiting multiple art museums.

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NotaGuirianymore, also known as Chris Ciolli, is a professional writer and Spanish-English translator, as well as an EFL teacher. She's lived in Barcelona for 7+ years (almost forever). She feels that her sometimes sarcastic combination of former-outsider plus long-term insider-scoop can do any visitor/resident/newcomer to Barcelona worlds of good. If you agree, or don't, feel free to get in touch.

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4 Responses to "Free Museums in Barcelona–One Night Only"

  1. ChrisforBCN says:

    It was a shame, but this year’s Nit de Museus was rainy and since Barceloneses seem to respond to rain like the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz, was not as well attended as some other years. For more free museums, on May 18th, International Museum Day, many Barcelona museums, like MNAC have free entry to their permanent collections.

  2. [...] to visit).  If you can’t make Wednesday a museum day, check out our posts on the yearly “Nit de Museus” (a free weekend event, but long gone until next year) and Barcelona’s Art Ticket (a not free, [...]

  3. jo says:


    Did you go to this or was it too rainy for you, too?

    1. ChrisforBCN says:

      We went. We went to CaixaForum, and saw exhibits on Teotihuacan in Mexico, and heart-breaking pictures of Haiti. It was too rainy and we had no umbrella. There were street vendors selling cheap umbrellas expensively, but we went with getting wet on the 10 minute walk home.