Museums at night or “la nit dels museus” in Catalan is an after-hour cultural event taking place worldwide on May 18th to commemorate the International Museum Day. It has been held in Barcelona for 35 years and it is a great initiative to raise awareness on how important culture is for our society. More than 60 public museums and galleries in Barcelona keep their doors open late from 7 pm to 1 am for free. The past years this cultural event at night has been experiencing a growing success. Around 100,000 visitors check out temporary or permanent exhibitions in museums, galleries or heritages venues such as monasteries. Concerts, workshops and tours also take place on Saturday 18th. It’s an attractive way to spend the night.

Here you have a selection of museums or activities I recommend you:

1-Picasso Museum. C/ Moncada 15-23 (Underground: Jaume I (L4)). Even if the queue is very long and it reaches the end of the street, you’ll have to wait for 30 min maximum. I went there last month and I didn’t know what to do but the woman at the ticket office told me it would last 25 min. I wasn’t sure if she would be right but I remained where I was and it took me 25 min to get into the museum.

2- MUHBA (Museu d’Història de Barcelona). Pça del Rei s/n (Underground: Jaume I (L4)). Roman remains of the city of Barcelona.

3- Fundació Antoni Tàpies. C/Aragó 255 (Underground: Diagonal (L3/L5) and Passeig de Gràcia (L3/L2)). Modern art.

4- Museu Marítim. Av Drassanes s/n (Underground: Drassanes (L3)). There’s a faithful reproduction of a galley ship from the 16th century. The building and its permanent exhibitions are worth a visit.

5- Monestir de Pedralbes (Pedralbes’s Monastery). Baixada del Monestir 9. (Ferrocarrils: Reina Elisenda(L6)). It’s a gothic monastery from the 14th century. It boasts a very nice little cloister.

6- MACBA. Plaça dels Àngels. (Underground: L1/2 Plaça Universitat) / Train: Plaça Catalunya). Modern Art. The building is very nice from outside and it boasts great views from inside. You need to be into Modern art to appreciate it.

Hello, there! I’m Eva. I’m 33 years old and happy to live in Barcelona, where I was born. Enthusiastic, dynamic, open-minded, friendly and patient. I have always had itchy feet and enjoyed travelling and exploring new places. Eager to learn more and more every day and embark on new adventures for treasure hunts. A Barcelona lover who becomes homesick when is far from her charming city for a long period of time. I like mingling with the melting pot, getting lost in the narrowest medieval streets of the Gothic quarter and smelling the aroma of countless enticing cafés. An excellent hostess and tour guide.



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