To kick things off and making it easier to get your hands on Barcelona museum tickets you could sort yourself out with an Art Passport. Essentially, it's a Barcelona museum card. This gives you access to some of the best museums in Barcelona, both their permanent and temporary exhibits. For example, the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA), located in Barcelona’s lively El Raval, is included and has outstanding exhibitions of contemporary art. You can also enjoy the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Other options include a reference center for Modernisme and the Fundacio Antoni Tàpies which houses one of the most extensive collections of his work.
For design enthusiasts, there is the Disseny Hub. This museum boasts four floors dedicated to permanent exhibitions that include everything from graphic design and fashion to decorative and household pieces. The CaixaForum combines a warehouse and castle and transforms them into a functional space for notable temporary exhibitions. In 2017, space housed 300 Andy Warhol works. If you’re after something distinctly Catalan, there is the Museu Can Framis, Barcelona’s museum of contemporary Catalan art. Here, all the works come from artists who are either Catalan born or who live in Catalunya.
So, you see, your go-to Barcelona museum doesn’t have to be the Picasso museum. The city has plenty more to offer.