Unusual museums in Barcelona
Unusual museums in Barcelona
Barcelona is a historic city full of museums. Have you already visited the well-known and very touristy ones, and do you wish to experience some fun, unique and rare museums? Stop looking, you have come to the right place. See the list of 5 unusual museums below, plan your visit, and let the tour begin!
Museu el Rei de la Màgia
Museu el Rei de la Mágia is a theatre that includes a shop, a bar, and a museum as well. The core of the theatre is magic. The magic theatre and shop was founded in 1881. The shop provided magic materials and articles and to this day, the theatre still wishes to make a unique scenic space dedicated to magic in Barcelona. The museum has a permanent exhibition of magic history that includes books, posters, and old materials for magic tricks.
It is required to book the visit before you arrive at the museum and the visit is recommended for schools, camps, and cultural groups. The guided tour through the museum includes a magic show, a trick for every assistant, and a folder for educators as well.
Address: Carrer de les Jonqueres, 15, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday, contact the museum to book your visit.
Museu Erótic de Barcelona
Museu Erótic de Barcelona is an erotic museum, which is pretty unusual and is not seen that many other places in the world. The museum shows a cultural and historical view on eroticism from the beginning of time. The museum wishes to share the rich culture of eroticism and transfer this knowledge through entertainment and leisure. It stores more than 800 historical pieces and has 14 unique rooms that each has a different theme such as pin-up culture, erotic Picasso, sexual records, and an erotic garden.
Museu Erótic de Barcelona is located very centrally on the famous La Rambla street. If you have been strolling down La Rambla street, you might have seen a flirty woman dressed up as Marilyn Monroe standing in the museum window, waving to the tourists on the street. If you have not seen her yet, go down La Rambla and you will not miss her. She also makes it very simple and easy to find the museum, so do not worry, you will not get lost while finding your way to this unusual museum.
Address: La Rambla, 96 bis, 08002 Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday: 15.00 – 18.00
Tuesday – Friday: 14.00 – 20.00
Saturday: 13.00 – 21.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 19.00
Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum
One of the most unusual museums in Barcelona, its name makes it pretty clear was this is all about. The museum has both permanent and temporary exhibitions that show the culture, history and in-depth knowledge about Hash, Marihuana, and Hemp.
The museum opened in 2012 and there is one located in Amsterdam too. The Barcelona Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum are located in Palau Mornau, a breathtaking 15th-century building in the center of the Gothic quarter, close to La Rambla. This specific building enriches the cultural heritage of Catalonia and Barcelona in particular.
Address: Carrer Ample 35, Barcelona
Opening hours: Friday-Sunday 11:00-20:00
Museu de Cera
Museu de Cera is an old wax museum located close to the city center. It stores many different wax figures of well-known people, both international and Spanish: singers, painters, kings and queens, actors, emperors etc. and there are different themes as well: cinema, adventure, fantasy, history, flamenco etc.
Address: Passatge de la Banca, 7, 08002 Barcelona
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 10.30 – 19.00
Museu de la Xocolata
Museu de la Xocolata is a museum full of chocolate, what’s not to like? You will see amazing figures build in chocolate and it provides a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe and relates tradition to the future and forming part of our imagination. Chocolate was discovered in the 15th century and it has played a role in the economic and social fabric of Barcelona ever since. The museum is located in the former Sant Agustí monastery and it is full of history – and chocolate!
Address: Carrer del Comerç, 36, 08003 Barcelona
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10.00 – 19.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 15.00
Museums of illusion
This one is the most fun of the unusual museums you can find in Barcelona. Bring your camera or mobile phone. In this museum you are not passively looking at exhibits, you are the exhibit. Stand in front of backgrounds or blend in the circumstances of the respective scene. This can be the stadium of FC Barcelona, a three-dimensional distorted space, a scene from a well-known movie or you can jump into the scene of a world-famous painting.
Once you overcome the first shyness and start to pose in front of the backgrounds, it’s a lot of fun. You and your imagination and creativity are in demand here. Above all, the museum is one thing: incredibly funny.
Address: Carrer Pintor Fortuny, 17, Barcelona
Opening hours: Daily from 11:00 – 19:00