Special Dates in Barcelona: Museums with Free Entrances

For art, history and culture lovers of Barcelona these special dates, weekly days and hours to have free entrance to many of the biggest and most interesting museums in Barcelona are must-haves on the calendars!

Of course, there must be exhibitions, galleries, attractions and museums you are willing to pay the small fees to ensure your visit
or to show your appreciation -let’s don’t forget that the ones with the higher entrance fees don’t usually have a free day anyway.

But what if I tell you that you actually have plenty of chances to visit some of the attractions in Barcelona such as Picasso Museum,
Parc Güell or MACBA for free. Isn’t it more tempting to see a couple of them without paying any fee while you can?

Here’s the list of Barcelona attractions and museums with the special dates to enter for free.

Some Special Dates of Free Entrance to Museums in Barcelona 

These are some of the special dates for you to check if your favourite museum has open doors to celebrate the day.
 

  • First Sunday of the Month
  • 12th February: Santa Eulàlia Festival
  • 6th-7th April: Món Llibre
  • 18th May: International Museum Day
  • 11th September: National Day of Catalonia
  • 24th September: La Mercè Festival

Museu Picasso

Picasso was not from Barcelona originally maybe but definitely made this place his home. Picasso Museum is a great place to see the artist’s works from his development years and onwards.

Free Entrance:

  • Every Thursday afternoon from 6 PM to 9.30 PM
  • First Sunday of the month, from 9 AM to 7 PM
  • 12th February, 18th May and 24th September

Parc Güell

Did you know that you can visit the well-known Park Güell for free? It is definitely one of the main attractions of Barcelona with an amazing view of the city where Gaudi’s famous lizard is also waiting for you! We recommend you to go there in the morning so you can enjoy the colorful view.

Free Entrance:

  • When the park is not officially open. Check the opening hours here!

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

MACBA is one of the main attractions of El Raval neighborhood, not only for contemporary art lovers but also for skaters from all over the world. You can always enjoy the activities of skaters outside but do not miss the chance to visit the breathtaking exhibitions for free.

Free Entrance:

  • Every Saturday from 4 PM to 8 PM
  • Exhibition opening nights
  • 6th-7th April, 18th May, and 24th September

Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

“One Museum, A Thousand Years of Art”. National Museum of Arts of Catalonia is a must-see place to witness the history and culture of the region with an amazing view of Barcelona from Montjuïc hill.

Free Entrance:

  • Every Saturday after 3 PM
  • First Sunday of the month
  • 18th May, 11th September

Castell de Montjuïc

The military fortress once built to protect the city, Montjuïc Castle is now serving as a military museum with an amazing 360° view of Barcelona.

Free Entrance:

  • Every Sunday from 3 PM to 8 PM
  • First Sunday of the month

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau

The former hospital site with a spectacular Art Nouveau architecture takes you back to a hundred years earlier. It is in one of the best neighborhoods in Barcelona, right next to La Sagrada Familia.

Free Entrance:

  • First Sunday of the month

Palau Güell

Palau Güell is another remarkable piece from the architect Gaudí you should take your chance to have a look inside!

Free Entrance:

  • First Sunday of the month

Museu d’Historia de Barcelona (MUHBA)

Museum of the History of Barcelona reveals the ruins of the city back to from its Roman times.

Free Entrance:

  • Every Sunday from 3 PM onwards
  • First Sunday of the month

Museu Marítim de Barcelona

The place where you will understand why the avenue is called Drassanes. Inside its eye-catching gothic architecture, Barcelona Maritime Museum is hosting Barcelona Royal Shipyard (Drassanes).

Free Entrance:

  • Every Sunday from 3 PM onwards
  • 18th May, 24th September

Jardí Botànic de Barcelona

The Botanical Garden of Barcelona is another tempting reason to go up to the top of Montjuïc hill of Barcelona!

Free Entrance:

  • Every Sunday from 3 PM onwards
  • The first Sunday of the month

Museu de la Música

The Music Museum of Barcelona is a temple for music lovers with its remarkable collection of musical instruments from around the world and from different time periods.

Free Entrance:

  • Every Sunday from 3 PM onwards
  • The first Sunday of the month
  • 18th May, 21st June, 23rd-24th September, 22nd November

 

Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona 

Museum of Natural Sciences of Barcelona is hosting informative and inspiring exhibitions in a stunning architectural landmark.

Free Entrance:

  • Every Sunday from 3 PM onwards
  • The first Sunday of the month
  • 18th May, 24th September

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)

Barcelona Contemporary Culture Centre as Spain’s largest cultural center is a house for diverse disciplines. Do not forget to check their programme not to miss marvelous exhibitions like ‘Stanley Kubrick’ that they just had hosted.

Free Entrance:

  • Every Sunday between 3 PM and 8 PM
  • 18th May, 24th September

La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

Artful imagery of La Virreina Centre de la Imatge is one of the best options to escape the noise and crowd of La Rambla when you need an inspirational break.

Free Entrance:

  • Every day except Mondays.

Centre d’Art Santa Mònica

The public venue at the end of La Rambla, Arts de Santa Mònica, has been welcoming exhibitions bringing contemporary Catalan artists from many disciplines together.

Free Entrance:

  • Every day except Mondays.

Enjoy your time!

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