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There are countless places where you can experience the rich culture of Barcelona. Gaudí’s hometown has all the history your heart desires, but what if you’re looking for something different?
If you’re looking to experience some quirky history and culture in Barcelona, here are the most unusual museums in Barcelona to visit!
The most unusual museums in Barcelona
Museum hopping is one of the top things to do in Barcelona. If you’ve already ticked off the big names, head to some of these more unique museums in Barcelona.
With a collection of over five thousand items, from old to modern bottles, as well as catalogs and old promotional materials, this is certainly a unique museum. The Perfume Museum takes you through time to see perfumes from different eras, dating back to Mesopotamian, Roman and Egyptian times. There are also bottles from Greek, Roman, Arabic and other cultures dating back centuries to the most modern contemporary creations by today’s perfumers.
See how well-known names like Balenciaga, Balmain, Dior and Givenchy have evolved their perfume from the early beginnings of their brands to the present day. As the only perfume museum in all of Spain, there is no more unique museum than this one!
Basic rate: € 5
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 39 (inside the Perfumería Regia)
Although not quite as daring as the Erotic Museum that is at home in Amsterdam, this quirky Barcelona museum is still worth the trip. The Erotic Museum will show you how traffic was depicted from ancient times to the present, with a surprisingly large amount of history. There are depictions of the world of the Kama Sutra as well as the history of Spanish-Catalan pornography – up to the 1920s!
You can see this museum on the Rambla thanks to its Marilyn Monroe figure that stood on one of the top floor balconies. At the end of the tour of the museum there is a record holder room that is sure to amaze you!
Basic rate: € 10 ((Get tickets online)
Address: La Rambla, 96
The King of Magic Museum
That means „The Museum of the King of Magic”. This is another extraordinary museum in Barcelona that has to make it on your list. It is a collector’s gallery from 19th and 20th Century tricks, posters and drawings. The aim is to educate visitors about the evolution of magic and its presence in Spain that will delight and enchant any budding magician!
To see some magic firsthand, book one of the museum’s shows, which show off tricks and performances. The shows are in Spanish but it’s still easy to understand and enjoy the magic of the pictures.
Basic rate: € 16
Address: Carrer de les Jonqueres, 15
The perfect museum for those with a sweet tooth. Learn the delicious history of chocolate on a trip to the Chocolate Museum in El Born. Located in the former Sant Agustí monastery, this museum takes you on a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe and its tradition through society.
The Museu de la Xocolata is a great day out for all ages, but especially those with young children. You can even reserve seats for interactive chocolate experiences, e.g. B. for painting with chocolate for children aged 0 to 3 years. Or for the big kids who go to the museum, book a chocolate and cava tasting! Amongst everything else that might tempt you here, the entrance ticket is literally a bar of chocolate …
Basic rate: € 6 ((Get tickets online)
Address: Carrer del Comerç, 36
Hash, Marijuana and Hemp Museum
Owner Ben Dronkers has decided to open this quirky museum with his own ever-growing collection of over 9,000 cannabis artifacts! In Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, you can experience the culture and history of marijuana through paintings, photos, videos and unique objects. You will find everything you always wanted to know about its use in ancient rituals, all the way through to its place in modern medicine.
The Palau Mornau is the most beautiful home for this museum, sometimes referred to as the Modernista Palace. You can even see live hemp plants on the museum’s balconies during the growing season!
Basic rate: € 8.50
Address: Carrer Ample, 35
The hotel is located in the heart of the city, in the former headquarters of the Bank of Barcelona Wax museum is now home to some of the most iconic characters of all time! The museum has recently been renovated and includes new technologies, 28 themed rooms and more than 120 characters.
Children, who are especially fun for families, love the underwater area that the museum exhibits. The El Bosc de les Fades café is right next door, an entertaining bar set up like a rainforest oasis in the middle of the city. A great way to end a fun day!
Basic rate: € 22 ((Get tickets online)
Address: Passatge de la Banca, 7
Arguably the strangest museum on the list, but surprisingly fascinating despite being slightly morbid! The Hearse Museum is known for exhibiting some of the finest antique hearse and hearse in the world. Your collection dates from the 18th centuryth Century to the 1950s.
13 hearses, 6 escort cars and 3 hearses consist of 19 original parts. The exhibits are useful for understanding the artistic and cultural heritage of how Europeans brought their deceased to burial sites of the past. An unusual topic, but one that is oddly interesting! The best part is that this museum is completely free for visitors.
Entry price: free!
Address: Carrer de la Mare de Déu de Port, 56
Get the Barcelona Museum Pass
There are many great museums in Barcelona. If you are planning to visit some of them it is worth getting the Barcelona Museum Pass.
The Barcelona Museum Pass includes quick access to the Museu Picasso of Barcelona, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya (MNAC), the Fundació Joan Miró, the Center de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) and the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies.