Fodor's Expert Review Museu del Disseny de Barcelona

La Ciutadella and Barceloneta Fodor's Choice

This eye-catching center for design is home to six permanent collections covering everything from textiles, historical clothing, and haute couture to ceramics (with a number of pieces by Miró and Picasso), decorative arts, and graphic design. The product design and modern and contemporary furniture collections are particularly outstanding. Temporary exhibits run the gamut, with recent shows devoted to the graffiti art of Banksy, Balenciaga's exquisite hats, and COVID design initiatives. The building itself, by MBM Arquitectes (Oriol Bohigas, doyen of the firm, was the prime mover in much of Barcelona's makeover for the 1992 Olympics), juts out like a multistoried wedge into the Plaça de les Glòries.

Fodor's Choice Arts Center

Quick Facts

Pl. de les Glòries Catalans 37–8
Barcelona, Catalonia  08018, Spain


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €6; free Sun. 3–8 and all day 1st Sun. every month; temporary exhibit cost varies, Closed Mon.

What’s Nearby