Barcelona culture

Spanish Courses in Barcelona

What is a museum?

According to the RAE, a museum is a place to store collections of art objects, scientific or the other type, and in general with cultural value. The objects are conveniently placed to be considered. It is an institution, non-profit, open to the public, whose purpose is the acquisition, conservation, study and exhibition of objects that best illustrate the man activities, or culturally important to the development of human knowledge.

In Barcelona there are numerous museums that by their tradition and importance must be seen:

Castell de Montjuïc

Montjuïc Castle is a municipal facility located on a rocky terrace more than 170 metres above sea level, on top of Barcelona's Montjuïc Mountain.

Montjuïc Castle is an old military fortress with a long history closely linked to the city, which now embarks on a new stage.

Castell de Montjuïc


		     Ajuntament de Barcelona
    		     Carretera de Montjuïc, 66
    		     08038 Barcelona
		     Phone:932 564 445
    		     From 1 October to 31 March:
                     Open Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                     Parade ground closes 30 minutes before.
		     From 1 April to 30 September:
                     Open Monday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
                     Parade ground closes 30 minutes before.

		     Admission free

La Sagrada Familia Cathedral

In 1883 the brilliant architect Gaudí agreed to take on this project, succeeding Francisco de Paula. The artist worked on it until his death.

Work to complete this great church still continues today. The first architect to work on this project originally planned a Neogothic building. However, following his death, Gaudí took over, and while conserving the original layout he soon left his own personal imprint and distinctive style on the building. He finished only the chapel of San José, the crypt and the door of El Nacimiento. The façades and the entire exterior have a great profusion of decorative elements in bright colours. There is a cryptogram over the La Pasión door.

Sagrada Familia Cathedral


		     Mallorca Street, 401
	             08013 Barcelona 
	             Phone:+34 935132060
		     Fax:+34 934761010

		     From Oct 01 to Mar 31
		     From Monday to Sunday
		     Does not close at midday
		     From 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

		     From Apr 01 to Sep 30
		     From Monday to Sunday
		     Does not close at midday
		     From 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

		     1 and 6 January, and 25 and 26 December, 9am-2pm.

		     General: 13,50 €
		     Reduced: 11,50 €
		     Children: Admission free under 10 years of age