Unusual museums in Barcelona

Unusual museums in Barcelona

Barcelona is a historic city full of museums. If you have already visited the well-known and touristy ones, you should certainly like the ones listed below. Find here more unusual ones, to have fun, and see unique and rare museums.


Museu el Rei de la Màgia

Museu el Rei de la Mágia is a theatre that includes a shop, a bar, and a museum. The core of the theatre is magic and was founded in 1881. The shop back then already provided magic materials and articles and, to this day, the theatre still creates a unique space dedicated to magic in Barcelona. It has a permanent exhibition of magic history including books, posters, and old materials for magic tricks.

It is required to book the visit before you arrive at the museum. The guided tour through the museum includes a magic show.

Address: Carrer de les Jonqueres, 15, 08003 Barcelona

Opening hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12h-19h30, contact the museum to book your visit.


Museu Erótic de Barcelona

Museu Erótic de Barcelona is an erotic museum. The museum shows a cultural and historical view on eroticism from the beginning of time. The creator 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.

Address: La Rambla, 96 bis, 08002 Barcelona

Opening hours: Monday-Friday 12h-23h, Saturday-Sunday 10h-23h


Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum

This museum with its self-explanatory name has both permanent and temporary exhibitions. These show the culture and history of Hash, Marihuana, and Hemp.

The museum opened in 2012 in Barcelona, but one exists in Amsterdam as well. The Barcelona Hash, Marihuana and Hemp Museum is located in Palau Mornau. You can find this breathtaking 15th-century building in the center of the Gothic quarter, close to La Rambla.

Address: Carrer Ample 35, Barcelona

Opening hours: Friday-Sunday 11h-20h


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.

There are different themes as well: cinema, adventure, fantasy, history, flamenco etc.

Address: Passatge de la Banca, 7, 08002 Barcelona

Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 10h30 -19h00, Friday-Sunday 10h30-20h


Museu de la Xocolata

Museu de la Xocolata is a museum full of chocolate, so what’s not to like? You will see amazing figures built in chocolate while taking a journey through the origins of chocolate, its arrival in Europe.

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 10h00-19h00, Sunday 10h-15h


Museum of Illusions

This one is the most fun of the unusual museums you can find in Barcelona.

In this museum you are not passively looking at exhibits, you are the exhibit. Stand in front of backgrounds and take your best pictures. There, you will go the stadium of FC Barcelona, to a three-dimensional distorted space in a few minutes.

Address: Carrer Pintor Fortuny, 17, Barcelona

Opening hours: Sunday-Friday 11h-19h, Saturday 11h-21h


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