Opened in 2010, the Museu del Modernisme is home to hundreds of paintings, furniture, and sculptures from eminent artists such as Antoni Gaudi, Eusbei Arnau, Joan Busquets, and Josep Llimona. Spread across two floors, the museum is located in a building designed by Enric Sagnier.

The museum collection contains around 350 pieces from 42 well known modernist artists. The top floor of the museum is dedicated to Antoni Gaudi and his works. The ground floor contains sculptures, paintings, stained glass, crucifixes, ceramics, and several other everyday items.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at Museum of Modernism Barcelona

  • Guests are required to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at all times.
  • Social distancing of 2 meters must be maintained between visitors.
  • Sanitiser stations will be present at various spots around the museum, including the entrance and exit.
  • Visitors will move in a single direction to avoid coming into contact with other visitors.

Why Visit Museum of Modernism Barcelona?

Museum of Modernism Barcelona
  • Discover the best of Catalan modernist art at the Barcelona Museum of Modernism.
  • See over 350 works of art by 42 of the best modernista artists in Spain
  • Admire works of the top modernist artists of Spain such as Antoni Gaudi, Joan Busquets, Gaspar Homar, Josep Llimona, and Ramon Casas.
  • Explore the unique Catalan Art Nouveau style that shaped the period.
  • Admire numerous works, decorative pieces, and the furniture of Antoni Gaudi.
  • Learn about the extensive history behind the modernist museum.

Museum of Modernism Barcelona Exhibitions

Museum of Modernism Barcelona

Furniture

Some of the furniture found here includes chests, drawers, closets, and commodes, which are all intricately decorated and carved. You can see dragons, snails, Catalan bats, and female figures intricately carved onto the furniture

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Paintings

On the lower level, you will find some incredible examples of Modernist paintings. You can find works of Ramon Casas - whose works defined the Modernism style of Europe, Santiago Rusinol - an outstanding modernist painter, and Joaquim Mir i Trinxet - who was another renowned modernist artist.

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Sculptures & Glass Art

The museum is also home to some incredible sculptures and glass art. Significant works of Eusebi Arnau and Josep Llimona are exhibited on the lower floor of the museum. Arnau was involved in the building of the Hospital de la Santa Creu i de Sant PAu and Palau de la Música.

History of Museum of Modernism Barcelona in a Nutshell

  • The building housing the museum was built in 1902 by architect Enric Sagnier i Vilavecchia.
  • The building originally served as a factory building.
  • The museum was first opened in 2010.
  • The museum features paintings by Ramon Casas, Santiago Rusinol, and Joaquim Mir i Trinxet.
  • Sculptures by Josep Llimona and Eusebi Arnau are also featured at the museum.

Plan Your Visit to Museu Del Modernisme

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Monday to Saturday: 10 AM to 8 PM

Sundays: 10 AM to 2 PM

Museum of Modernism Barcelona

Address: Carrer de Balmes, 48, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

By Metro: Take lines L2, L3, or L4 and get off at Passeig de Gracia

By Bus: Get off at Balmes Arago using buses N5 or N7.

Museum of Modernism Barcelona
Museum of Modernism Barcelona

Casa Batllo - A curving dragon roofed apartment built by Antoni Gaudi and currently serving as a museum.

Placa de Catalunya - The central plaza of Barcelona, lines with dozens of cafes, stores, and trees.

Casa Mila - An art nouveau period building built by Gaudi, and renowned for hosting concerts and exhibitions.

Cathedral de Barcelona - An imposing Gothic cathedral that offers stunning views from the top.

Visitor tips

  • Note that the museum has a strict no photo policy.
  • It is recommended that you spend about 2 hours to fully explore the museum.
  • Visiting the museum earlier in the morning will allow you to avoid large crowds and get a better experience.

All Your Questions About Museum of Modernism Barcelona Answered

What is Museum of Modernism Barcelona Barcelona?

The Museum of Modernism Barcelona is a museum dedicated to displaying Catalan art from the Modernist era.

Where can I buy tickets to Museum of Modernism Barcelona?

You can purchase tickets to the Museum of Modernism Barcelona online.

What can I see inside Museum of Modernism Barcelona?

Inside the Museum of Modernism Barcelona. You can see furniture, paintings, sculptures, and glass art from the Modernist era of Spain.

What are the opening hours of Museum of Modernism Barcelona?

The Museum of Modernism Barcelona is open from 10 AM to 8 PM from Monday to Saturday and from 10 AM to 2 PM on Sundays.

Where is Museum of Modernism Barcelona?

The Museum of Modernism Barcelona is located at Carrer de Balmes, 48, 08007 Barcelona, Spain

When was Museum of Modernism Barcelona opened?

The Museum of Modernism Barcelona was opened in 2010.

Who built Museum of Modernism Barcelona?

The building that is home to the Museum of Modernism Barcelona was built by Eric Sanier between 1902 and 1904.

Are there restaurants inside Museum of Modernism Barcelona?

There are no restaurants located inside the Museum of Modernism Barcelona.

How can I reach Museum of Modernism Barcelona?

You can reach the Museum of Modernism Barcelona by Metro and Bus.

Is Museum of Modernism Barcelona safe to visit?

Yes, numerous safety measures are in place, making the Museum of Modernism Barcelona safe to visit.