Museums of free entrance:
MUSEUM OF THE FUNERAL CARRIAGES
Estación: Marina. L1
(Servicios funerarios de Barcelona)
carrer de Sancho de Ávila, 2
Tel. 902 076 902
This is the only national museum devoted to this subject matter. You could see funeral carriages of Imperial, Gothic and French style. Entrance is free.
MUSEUM OF CARRUATGES DE FOMENT
Estación: Mundet. L3
Pl Josep Pallach, 8
Tel. 934 275 813
If you are curious to know which means of transport the Barcelona’s people used in the past, don’t loose the chance to see the collection in this museum: very well preserved horse-drawn carriages and carriages used at work, for ride or transport, of the 19th and 20th centuries. Free entrance.
Estación: Diagonal. L3/L5
Passeig de Gràcia, 107
Tel. 932 38 80 91
Exhibition center of three rooms, where you can enter for free, that is also the venue for the Tourism Office of Catalunya and a space for concerts. Its inner courtyard is a perfect place where to relax right in the center of Barcelona.
CENTRE D’ART SANTA MÒNICA
Estación: Drassanes. L3
La Rambla, 7
Tel. 935 671 110
An old convent of 1636 that has currently turned into a temporary exhibitions hall specialized in contemporary art. It is also the venue for the documentation centre Alexandre Cirici, a library and a newspaper library, where you can enter for free.
Estación: Catalunya. L1/L3 i L6 (FCG)
La Rambla, 99
Tel. 933 16 10 00
Exhibition centre with different rooms of art, where you can enter for free. Closed on Monday.
CA N’ESPANYA. MUSEUM OF HISTORY FROM L’HOSPITALET
Estación: Rambla Just Oliveras. L1
Carrer de Joan Pallarès, 38
L’Hospitalet de Llobregat
Tel. 934 03 61 10
A very beautiful and interesting museum that also houses an exhibition of archaeological remains of L’Hospitalet. Free entrance.
MUSEU DE LA MAQUINISTA TERRESTRE I MARÍTIMA
Estación: Sant Andreu. L1
Carrer de Ferran Junoy, 0
Tel. 933 60 20 37
This museum is an homage to this machine factory founded in 1855. It is open only on Saturday from 17 to 22pm. Free entrance.
MUSEU TORRE BALLDOVINA
Estación: Santa Rosa. L9 Nord
Plaça de Pau Casals, s/n
Santa Coloma de Gramenet
Tel. 933 85 71 42
A three-storey museum in which all history of the town of Santa Coloma is deeply explained. Next to it, the defence tower of the 11th century. Free entrance.
The first Sunday of each month and on 18 of May (international museums’ day) some museums of Barcelona offer the free entrance, only from 15 to 20 pm. Some of these museums are:
Estación: Mundet. L3
Carrer Doctor Font I Quer, s/n
Tel. 932 56 41 60
A precious garden that shows the main Mediterranean plants, following an itinerary that will give you precious views. The price of the entrance in the other days is 3.50 euros.
MUSEU ETNOLÒGIC I DE CULTURES DEL MÓN
Estación: Espanya. L1/L3/L8 (FCG) and Poble Sec. L3.
Passeig de Santa Madrona, 16
Tel. 932 56 23 00
It is a space dedicated to cultures’ knowledge, even though it focuses on the Catalan environment. In addition, free entrance on 13th of February and 24th of September. The price of the entrance in the other days is 3.50€.
MUSEU DE LA MÚSICA
Estación: Marina. L1 / Monumental. L2
Carrer de Lepant, 150
Tel. 932 56 36 50
The building of the Auditorium is the venue for the Museum of the Music, where conferences and workshops are programmed for people of all ages. The price of the entrance in the others days is 4 euros.
MUSEU DE LES CIÈNCIES NATURALS DE BARCELONA. MUSEU BLAU
Estación: El Maresme – Fòrum. L4
Plaça Leonardo da Vinci, 4 – 6
Tel. 932 56 60 02
A very interesting exhibition place to understand from what we come from and the world around us. You will find stuffed animals, fossils, rocks, minerals and dinosaur’s skeletons. The price of the entrance in the other days is 6 euros / 7 euros (if you also buy the entrance for the Jardí botànic).
MUSEU MARÍTIM DE BARCELONA
Estación: Drassanes. L4
Av. de les Drassanes, s/n
Tel. 933 42 99 20
Beyond the fact it is located in a building classified of historic and artistic Monument, here you could learn a lot about the Catalan marine culture and see a copy of real dimensions of the Joan de Aústrias’ galley and also the first submarine built by Narcís Monturiol. The price of the entrance in the other days is 7 euros.
MUSEU MONESTIR DE PEDRALBES
Estación: Reina Elisenda. L12 (FCG)
Baixada del Monestir, 9
Tel. 932 56 34 34
Queen Elisenda de Montcada founded this monastery in 1326 and since then it has been the residence of the nuns of the Order of St. Clare. This building is an extraordinary example of Catalan gothic style and it includes many works of art, liturgical objects and furniture that the community has preserved. Today it is possible to visit it and the price for the entrance is 7€ (combined tickets for all centres of MUHBA).
MUSEU DEL DISSENY DE BARCELONA. MUSEU ARTS DECORATIVES
Estación: Glòries. L1
Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 37
Tel. 932 56 68 00
Important collection of objects of decorative Arts: carriages, furniture, clocks, tapestries, glasses… the Museum of Disseny Hub Barcelona: Museum Tèxtil i d’Indumentària, Museum of Ceràmica, Museum of Arts Decoratives and the Gabinet de les Arts Gràfiques – were moved to the new building MUHBA of plaza de Les Glòries, in 2013.
MUSEU FREDERIC MARÈS
Estación: Jaume I. L4
Plaça Sant Iu, 5
Tel. 932 56 35 00
It houses the collection gave by the sculptor Frederic Marès Deulovol, that includes different objects as incunabula or samples of medieval sculptures and a big collection of religious sculptures. The entrance is free every first Sunday of the month (from 11am to 20 pm) and every Sunday in the afternoon, from 15pm. The price of the entrance in the other days is 4.20 euros.
Estación: Jaume I. L4
Carrer Montcada, 15-23
Tel. 932 56 30 00
This museum focuses on the education years of Pablo Ruiz Picasso, it houses more than 4000 pieces. Furthermore every Sunday the entrance is free from 15pm. The price of the entrance in the other days: 11 euros (museum + temporary exhibition).
MUSEU D’HISTÒRIA DE CATALUNYA
Estación: Barceloneta. L4
Plaça de Pau Vila, 3
Tel. 932 25 47 00
In this building of 1881 there were the old Almacenes Generales de Comercio, the harbor warehouses. Today it houses the Museum of Història de Catalunya, for those who want to get to know better its history thanks an important collection of objects and documents. The entrance as in other museums is free on 11th of September (La Diada) and on 23rd of September (Festa Major de Barcelona). The price of the entrance in the other days is 5€ (for both the permanent and temporary exhibition).
Estación: L3. Mundet
passeig dels Castanyers, 1
(situado en el Parc del Laberint, más arriba de los Jardines de Marià Cañardo i Lacasta)
In this neoclassical garden dating back to the eighteenth century, you can find the labyrinth that gives name to the park. Not only is it the oldest garden in the city, but it might be one of the most singular in Barcelona. You will need to pay a small entrance fee, but its beauty and peace are really worth the time and money.
Estación: Liceu. L3 / Drassanes. L3
Carrer Nou de la Rambla, 3-5
Tel. 934 72 57 75
Yet another building designed by Antoni Gaudí and declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. It is currently undergoing restoration and it is open to the public, the entrance is free only on Sunday. The price in the other days is 12€.