Museums & exhibition centres
The museum opened in 1996 in Barcelona with the aim of disseminating the history of Catalonia. It is housed in the former general warehouse in the old port, the Port Vell, which was built in 1901 and is known as the Palau del Mar.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies is housed in one of Barcelona’s most important modernista landmarks, designed by Lluís Domènech i Montaner
, and showcases one of the largest collections of art works by the Catalan artist.
The Fundació Joan Miró is located in Montjuïc Park in a magnificent Mediterranean-style building designed by Josep Lluís Sert, and houses the most important public collection of works by Joan Miró.
CosmoCaixa is the science museum in Barcelona run by "la Caixa" Community Projects, and is designed to stimulate people?s knowledge and opinion of science through exhibitions and a wide variety of activities.
The Museu de Ciències Naturals de Barcelona now has new premises in a building in the Forum precinct, by the sea and the Besòs river, designed by the architects Herzog & De Meuron.