Barcelona Museums and Art Galleries Museums in Barcelona Barcelona is famous for its rich cultural heritage, from the breathtaking Modernist architecture of Antoni Gaudi to the plethora of artists and writers who have been inspired to create masterpieces by the beauty of the Catalonian capital. Naturally befitting to such a culturally important city, there is a wide range of museums and art galleries in Barcelona to visit. Here is a list of some of the biggest and most important; Gaudi - La Sagrada Familiar and La Pedrera La Sagrada Familiar and La Pedrera are two of the most iconic buildings in Barcelona designed by Antoni Gaudi. La Sagrada Familiar is visited by around 2 million tourists each year. Inside there is a museum which charters the evolution of the Sagrada Familiar as it has constantly changed under construction. There is even a model of how the Cathedral will look when it is finally completed, estimated to be in around 30 years time. As for La Pedrera, the building is the museum, seen by many as a perfect example of Gaudis Modernist architectural style and housing some important paintings. These architectural masterpieces are the two most visited museums in Barcelona. The FC Barcelona Football Museum (Camp Nou) This is the most visited football museum in the world, containing important sporting memorabilia from the history of one of the worlds greatest football clubs. The museum has a trophy room displaying some of the trophies Barcelona have won in the past, a photographic section which charts the history of the club in images and other items such as signed shirts, medals and boots (see below). The museum also displays items from Barcelonas other sports teams such as basketball and hockey as well as information about when Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games in 1992. In addition, you can also take the stadium tour, which is a great behind the scenes look at one of the worlds greatest sporting arenas. For sports enthusiasts this is a truly remarkable experience. Museum d' Histria de Catalunya This is the perfect place to go if you are interested in the history of Catalunya, perhaps Spains most interesting autonomous community. The museums principle aim is to encourage people to learn more about the history of the Catalunya nation and it actively supports projects with the same aim. The museum narrates the story and evolution of Catalunya and contains many relics from the regions past. Art Galleries in Barcelona Museu National d' Art Catalunya (MNAC) Montjuc This art gallery is situated in a stunning building and has great views of Barcelona from its entrance. Inside there is a wide range of artwork and artefacts coming from Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque periods. The diversity of the museums artwork is truly amazing, with thousands paintings, sketches, photography and sculptures. The museum also houses the largest collection of Catalan artwork anywhere in the world. Picasso Museum Visiting this museum is a great way of increasing your knowledge about Spains best known artist, Pablo Picasso. The museum houses around 3,800 of Picassos works. The museum concentrates on the progression of Picasso from an adolescent artist to the accomplished painter that revolutionised the art world. The museum also pays particular attention to the Malaga-born artists profound relationship with Catalonia, something which started at a young age and influenced his work right up until his death in 1973. Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) The Museum only opened in 1995 and the building itself is something to behold, a large mainly glass building whose design is strongly linked with Modernism. The museum focuses on modern art, from the mid to late 20th Century through to the current day. As with most museums in Barcelona, there is emphasis on displaying local works, and perhaps the museum is most famous for its works by Catalan artists such as Antoni Tpies. The museum changes its exhibitions every three months or so, meaning there is always something new to see there. If you want to visit Barcelona to experience these museums for yourself, but you dont want to spend a fortune, why not stay with BCN Loft? The company provides excellent value for money and can cater to your individual needs. Whether you are travelling with a partner or a large group we can help to make your stay in Barcelona truly unforgettable, all at an unbeatable cost. Private twin rooms start from as little as Euro 14 per person per night so visit our website http://bcnloft.com to find out how much you could save on your next trip to Barcelona.