Are you a museum aficionado? Do you like spending a quiet few hours contemplating and pondering over a piece of art? Well, if you are you have landed in the right place. The Articket Barcelona is a museum pass that allows you access to 6 prime museums around Barcelona. Not only do you gain entry, but you can skip the lines and waltz into the museum of your choice by simply flashing the Articket Barcelona Pass. Intrigued? Learn more about the Articket Barcelona Pass, a little about each museum and whether the Articket Barcelona is actually worth it?
What Is The Articket Barcelona - In A Nutshell
The Articket Barcelona is a passport like museum pass that allows you access to the 6 most interesting and excitin art museums in Barcelona. You don't have to wait in queues and you get to save upto 50% as compared to indiviual tickets. Moreover by visiting just 3 museums, the pass pays for itself! So don't sweat it if you can't make it to all 6.
Museums Included in the Articket Barcelona
- Picasso Museum
- Fundació Joan Miró
- Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
- Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
- Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
- Fundació Antoni Tàpies
The Articket Barcelona is valid for 12 months from first usage. So basically, you have a whole year to visit all the 6 museums with this pass!
How & Where to buy the Articket Barcelona
The Articket Barcelona Pass can be purchased online, but it is imperative that you pick up the physical card at one of the tourist information points in any of the partner museums
At the Partner Museums
You can also pick up the Articket from any of the participating museums. However, purchasing it on ground deprives you of online discounts and cashback offers.
Barcelona Turisme Office
You can pick up the Articket Pass at any of the tourism offices/ information centers around Barcelona. There is on present at the airport too.
Know Before You Buy
- The Articket is valid for single entry for each museum
- With the Articket BCN, accompanying children under 16 go free. There is no child rate for the pass.
- With the pass, you are allowed access to both the permanent and temporary collections in the 6 museums.
Articket Barcelona Museum Pass
One ticket to conquer them all! Explore the six leading museums of Barcelona and discover the art, and culture associated with the city
Articket Barcelona Museums
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
The National Art Museum of Catalonia was founded in 1990 as a merger of the Museu d'Art de Catalunya (Romance, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque) and the Museu d'Art Modern (Arts of the 19th and 20th century). Today, it holds the world's largest collection of Roman Frescos along with an interesting collection of modern art. You can also find furniture and decorative art by Gaudí and Jujol that will transport you to the Modernista Barcelona of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. From the roof of this museum, once can enjoy panaromic vistas of Barcelona.
Fundació Joan Miró
The Fundació Joan Miró (Joan Miró Foundation) is a building of unique design founded to open door to the work and personality of Joan Miró and to present exhibitions of artists from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The museum holds over 10,000 paintings, drawings, sculputes, stage designs and carpets by Joan Miró. Located at one end of Parc de Montjuïc, the museum enjoys fantastic aerial views of Barcelona.
Pablo Picasso spent his adolescence years studying in the prestigious art academy "La Llotja", Barcelona. Museu Picasso is an ode to the formative years of Picasso and reveals the artist’s relationship with the city of Barcelona. Located in the Ribera-district of the Old Town, the museum opened in 1963 and museum flaunts 4,251 works of Picasso and is practically exhaustive up to the Blue Period, the series Las Meninas (1957), as well as a comprehensive collection of the Picasso’s prints.
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
MACBA is an international leader in the dissemination of art and contemporary cultural practices, bringing together a variety of key works showcasing artistic creation from the last fifty years. Located in the historic centre of the city, this iconic building was designed by the US architect Richard Meier and overlooks the vibrant square of Plaça dels Àngels. . The exhibitions change every 3 to 6 months the focus of art here is set on the second half of the 20th Century.
Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
The Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) was founded to organise and produce exhibitions, panel discussions, festivals and concerts. The aim to focus on culture and creativity is not just for the city of Barcelona, but for all of Spain and Catalonia. Located just a few meters away from Rambla and MACBA in the Raval district of Barcelona, it is recommended to take a quick glance at the content of the current exhibition and events before visiting.
Fundació Antoni Tàpies
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Antoni Tàpies Foundation) was created in 1984 by the Catalan artist, Antoni Tàpies, to foster the study of contemporary art. Located in the old publishing house Simon i Montaner, it holds a complete collection of Tàpies’ artwork and combines temporary exhibitions, symposia, lectures and film seasons with a range of publications that complement the activities and periodic shows of Tàpies’ work. In addition to his works the Fundació Antoni Tapies dedicated to changing exhibitions in various other artists.
Who Should Buy The Articket Barcelona?
The most obvious answer to this would be, those who like art museum hopping. If you're not a fan of art or museums in general, then this pass is not for you. However, if you do like glancing through acclaimed pieces of historical and modern art, there's no better pass than the Articket Barcelona. It is easy to use, makes for an impeccable souvenir and rewards you great savings as well! What more does an art lover want?
Is The Articket Barcelona Worth It?
In order to show you whether the Articket Barcelona is worth it or not, here's a cost benefit analysis we have created to show you the indiviual admission prices of the museums and the savings one can enjoy with the Articket Barcelona Museum Pass.
The Articket Barcelona will cost you while you will be spending €55.00 if you were to buy individual tickets for these art museums. This translates to savings of around 45% on the general admission prices with the Articket Barcelona Museum Pass. Definitely worth it we say!
Articket Barcelona Reviews
I highly recommend advance purchase of the Articket Barcelona. If you see just three of the six museums, you will save money on entrance fees. More importantly, you do not have to pick a date and time to enter a museum and you bypass the lines. Could this be any smarter?
SEP1961, Tripadvisor Sept 2018
We only visited 4 of the 6 museums, but it was still worth the money. In addition, the fact that we could skip the line made this worth it, as we skipped a huge line at the Picasso Museum. If you like mementos, you get a cute red passport which is stamped at each museum.
Valerie A, Tripadvisor Aug 2018
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Handy Tips For Using The Articket Barcelona
- If you're visiting the Picasso Museum, it is highly recommended to purchase an audio guide or engage in a guided tour.
- To reach the Joan Mirò Foundation, you can hail a cab from Espanya all the way upto Montjuic Hill. Those who love to walk can embark on a short but steep trek. On the way up, grab snacks from the Las Arenas shopping centre and have a picnic overlooking Barcelona after touring the museum.
- The public study room in CCCB houses an impressive collections of books in multiple languages and has free wifi. Instagram away!
- Your ArticketBCN is valid for two visits to the MNAC, so head over here in the evening, walk up to the roof and watch the famous Montjuic Fountain Show from the best seat in the house.
- At the Antoni Tapies Foundation, sit through the entire short film on Tapies's life. Worth every minute!
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