The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) is one of those indispensable places, especially if you’re interested in contemporary art and culture. The collection offers a journey from 1929 to the present through works of Catalan artists, although international creators are also well represented. More than 6,000 pieces will keep any visitor interested in the exhibit. The MACBA is located only 20 min away by walk from our central guesthouse in Barcelona.
Barcelona’s Aquarium is located in Port Vell, by the sea, right next to Maremagnum shopping centre. It is a unique visit to do when you come to Barcelona. Indeed, the Aquarium has 35 aquariums, hosting more than 11 000 animals, divided in 450 species. From our boutique hotel Barcelona city centre, the Aquarium is only 20 min by walk.
One night a year you can visit Barcelona’s museums. We’re talking abut the event known as la Noche de los Museos, or Museum night, which is celebrated every year on May 18th. It’s an ideal plan for people looking for a more cultural way to spend their free time. If you’re planning to visit the capital city on those dates, it’s an event not to be missed! Come stay at boutique hotel in Barcelona’s centre and you can easily quite a few of the museums.
Barcelona is a destination that offers multiple appealing options for sport enthusiasts. A visit to the Catalan capital wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Palau Sant Jordi, the Camp Nou, or the Olympic Stadium, but don’t forget the Olympic and Sports Museum. This museum is a space that pays homage to sports in all forms: from those that are purely for recreation and entertainment to the most competitive. If you choose to stay at our hotel in Poble Sec, you can get to the museum via an easy walk through the neighborhood.
At the top of the iconic Fuentes del Montjuïc fountains, you can find one of the most significant museums in not just Barcelona, but in all of Spain. The Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña (National Museum of Catalan Art, or MNAC) starts surprising you even from the outside, as it is housed in the impressive Palacio Nacional de Montjuïc. But wait until you see inside. From our boutique hotel on Parallel, this museum is just a pleasant walk away. We’re waiting for you!
On the list of must-see museums in Barcelona, the Museu Marítim is a standout. It’s a space dedicated to sea-related Catalan history, so it’s sure to be a fascinating visit, especially if you have an interest in the topic. But even if you don’t think of maritime interest as an interest of yours, be assured that this museum will surprise you. Plus, its convenient location just a few minutes’ walk from our guesthouse on Parallel will convince you that it’s worth your time. Set aside a morning or afternoon to visit the Museu Marítim de Barcelona!
If you’re looking to include something a little different in your trip to Barcelona, we recommend visiting the enigmatic Refugio 307 bomb shelter. It is a place filled with history that will instantly transport you to one of the most turbulent times in our recent history: the Spanish Civil War. It is located in the middle of the Poble Sec neighborhood, just a few minutes’ walk away from our boutique hotel in Poble Sec. Without a doubt, Barcelona is full of surprises!
The Catalan Museum of Archeology (MAC according to its Spanish acronym) may not be the most visited museum in Barcelona. However, it is an indispensable place to visit to learn about how Catalan civilization has developed from the very beginning. It houses the most important archaeological collection in the region. And that’s not to mention the proximity to our boutique hotel in Montjuic. It’s a visit you shouldn’t neglect if you find yourself in Barcelona for a few days. Do you need to hear more?
Barcelona has always been a cradle for well-known artists. One of the best-known is painter Joan Miró, who was born in the capital city in 1893. He is considered done of the major proponents of surrealism. His personal seal is clear in his paintings, leaving no doubt about the artist’s identity when you are looking at one of his works. Art enthusiasts and anyone interested in the artistic and cultural aspect of Barcelona should be sure to visit this world-class museum: The Joan Miró Foundation. Lucky for you, our boutique hotel on Parallel is only 20 min walk away!