Barcelona’s Night Of The Museum

Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New — By sammednick on May 10, 2011 at 11:40 am

Whether you’re passionate about museums or find them incredibly dull, it’s hard to pass up an evening where entrance tickets are free. On Saturday, May 14th, Night of the Museums will take place in many cities across Europe with the hopes of encouraging people to add a touch of culture into their lives; or at least into their evening. The event was created six years ago in France and supported by UNESCO and this year more than 2000 museums are expected to take part.

In Barcelona, 48 museums showcasing everything from art, to history, to ceramics, photography and poetry amongst others, will open their doors to the public. La Nit Dels Museus (in Catalan) begins at 7pm and goes until 1am, leaving you plenty of time to check out a few of Barcelona’s museum  hot spots.

A new addition to this year’s Barcelona Museum Night, is the gallery walk. Between 8pm-12am, gallery owners and employees will take to the streets carrying different works of art and parading them throughout the city.

Here are a few ‘must see’ museums on May 14th:

Museu Picasso – If this is free it’s worth a visit. Barcelona’s Picasso Museums doesn’t feature as many of his greatest works as some of the other Picasso Museums, however it is an excellent window into his life and explores the evolution of his career.

Joan Miro Foundation -This was the first public institution in Barcelona to focus on contemporary art. Located atop Montjuic it’s slightly outside of the city center, but a nice evening excursion, especially if you don’t have to pay an entrance fee.

MACBA – Barcelona’s Museum of Contemporary Art always has the most diverse and interesting displays. Located in the Raval, it’s an exciting place to explore, especially on a Saturday evening.

Take a look here for a complete list of Museums which will be open to the public on Saturday, May 14th.

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