Museums & exhibition centres
El Born Centre de Cultura i Memòria is a unique and exceptional place that brings together three centuries of our history. Below the cast-iron structure of the iconic 19th century marketplace lies the Barcelona of 1700, the prosperous city that suffered the siege of 1714 and that put up an epic and heroic resistance before Catalonia's national liberties were eventually lost, yet to be restored three centuries later.
The Casa del Marquès de Llió and the Casa Nadal on Carrer Montcada, in the heart of the Born district, house a new Barcelona museum that provides an insight into the cultural and artistic diversity of Africa, Asia, America and Oceania.
The Casa Milà, popularly known as La Pedrera (Catalan for stone quarry), is a unique building designed by the architectural genius Antoni Gaudí and represents the pinnacle of his achievements. The building was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.
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.
Barcelona's Museu de la Música takes you on a thought-provoking journey through the different periods in the history of music and different cultures.