Museums not featured in the guides (or not as much).

If you like art and you are someone who likes to escape from the monotony, this post is dedicated to you. We have compiled a list of museums that are seldom talked about or that can go unnoticed in the incredible cultural possibilities offered to us by the city of Barcelona.

In Paris, besides going to the Louvre or the d ´Orsay, you also love the Rodin Museum. In Bilbao you think that the Guggenheim is fantastic, but you don´t forget about the Museum of Fine Arts … In Madrid you make time in your agenda to visit the Museum of Romanticism … but what are the atypical museums in the city of Barcelona?


We propose a few galleries and museums that we at Yurbban believe are worth seeing, so get the agenda out, grab our map and wrap yourself in a good scarf and let´s get started.

One of the museums in the city most in line with Live as a native is the Antoni Tàpies Foundation (Fundación Antoni Tàpies) (C / Aragón, 255). It was created in 1984 by the artist himself to promote contemporary art. In addition to the permanent collection, temporary exhibitions of a very high quality are usually shown. For example, from now until January 14th, you can enjoy the work of photographer Susan Meiselas entitled: Mediations. The building itself merits seeing, it is the work of Lluís Domènech i Montaner, an iconic modernist work that was the headquarters of the publisher Montaner i Simon. Tàpies, many years later, crafted the famous Núvol i Cadira (cloud and chair) that currently masterfully crowns the building.

Another must for architecture lovers is El pabellón de Barcelona, now known as the Mies Van der Rohe Foundation (Fundación Mies Van der Rohe) (Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7). It is a space that was created for the exhibition in the year 1929 and one that represented Germany. It was dismantled in 1980, and rebuilt in Montjuïc where it can be visited today. It is a work of the Modern Movement, constructed with steel, marble and glass. A point of note is that it opens from Monday to Sunday, so if you are enjoying a walk around the mountain of Montjuïc, passing by could be an excellent  plan.

We always keep families in mind, and visiting Barcelona with children makes you think about other types of activities. If you are fans of Roald Dahl and his chocolate factory, then you can´t not take them to the Chocolate Museum of Barcelona (Museo de la xocolata) (C / Comerç, 36). Don´t worry, the site itself is also wonderful, as the old Convent de Sant Agustí houses this atypical museum. In it you will learn about the origin of chocolate, its history and the properties that were once considered medicinal. There are many extra activities for the whole family that you can discover on their website.

These three suggestions are, among many, those chosen to visit a different, culturally open and diverse Barcelona.  Which is yours?