In many ways, Barcelona is art central. Not only has the city served as the home of many legendary artists over the past few decades and centuries, but parts of the metropolis itself look like works of art. And, of course, there are museums and galleries too! From displays of classical works to exhibitions that show off the future of art, Barcelona is undoubtedly one of the 'art capitals of the world.' Moreover, the city also has its fair share of fascinating attractions that are unique. They display things that you won't find in any other museum in the city and that alone makes them worth visiting while you're here!
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FC Barcelona Museum
To say that the Catalonian capital loves FC Barcelona is a huge understatement. You'll know when you visit sports bars or even every home in the city when there's an FC Barcelona game on just how crazy the city is with their own football team. So is really any surprise that they've also put up an entire museum dedicated to the team here? Probably not! Located in the famous Camp Nou stadium, FC Barcelona's own home turf, you can learn all about the history and heart of this beloved football team. Check out their past players, all their incredible achievements, and just how much football means to Barcelona!
Museo Erótico de Barcelona
If you've watched 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona,' the 2008 hit rom-com set in Barcelona
, you'll know that love and sex define the city. It's no secret that the Spanish are passionate people and that's truer in making love than anywhere else. Just how much do they love romance and sex? Well, they even have their own museums dedicated to it: Museo Erótico de Barcelona. An entire gallery dedicated to erotica, it's a fascinating look at the evolution of sex throughout the years. Oh, and to look for it, just keep your eyes peeled and try to spot a Marylin Monroe impersonator along La Rambla boulevard.
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Museu de la Xocolata
When it comes to pleasure, sex isn't the only sensation that can rile you up in more ways than one. There's also indulging in some sweet, delectable chocolate! And you can learn all about this famous treat in Barcelona's Museu de la Xocolata. Chronicling the history of chocolate over the years, you'll get to know more about one of the world's most beloved desserts. You'll also get to see its many iterations, different flavors, how it was used before, and more. Though it's nothing like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, chocolate-lovers will still find the place fun, fascinating, and oh so sweet!
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El Rei de la Màgia Museum
Located along Carrer de les Jonqueres, El Rei de la Màgia Museum is pretty easy to get to via public transport
and even easier to spot. Nestled between beige-colored establishments, the museum's crimson exterior stands out and will grab your attention from a mile away. Called the 'The Museum of the King of Magic' in English, it's a treasure trove of all things magic in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, and beyond. From the historic tricks from the 19th-century to the flashy gags from the 20th century, visitors will learn all about the history of magic in this fascinating museum.
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Museum of Funeral Carriages
What makes for a truly unique museum? When it features stuff that you wouldn't ordinarily want to see, but when you spot a museum dedicated to it, you can't help but be fascinated. It's true with dolls, plumbing, and yes, even funeral carriages. Who'd ever thought that the latter would ever be interesting enough to merit its own museum? Well, apparently, people in Barcelona did! The city's Museum of Funeral Carriages, located along Carrer de la Mare de Déu de Port in La Marina de Port neighborhood of Barcelona
, is just what its name says. You get to see all the gilded and opulent vehicles that once carried many of the deceased to their final resting place.
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Museu del Perfum
Granted a museum about perfumes doesn't necessarily sound all that unique, you'll still want to visit Museu del Perfum in Barcelona. Don't expect this place to simply feature famous bottles of perfumes over the years—this isn't a department store! Museu del Perfum is all about the history of scents, going as far back as ancient Greece, Roman, and Egyptian civilizations. From how they were able to concoct their own perfumes to the famous brands that have made it its own industry today, this museum is nothing short of fascinating.
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Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum
Over the years, cannabis has gotten a lot of notoriety, hasn't it? Not only is it the common go-to drug for both medical and 'personal' purposes, but it's also only one of very few that many countries, including Spain, have deemed legal. Even Barcelona has a ton of 'cannabis clubs' where members can smoke as much as they want. However, make no mistake, the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum isn't one of them. Although you're not allowed to smoke cannabis here, you can learn all about the plant, the drug, its history, and even about the famous icons who famously championed it.
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If you thought Barcelona was already a fascinating place to begin with, just wait until you go to these unique museums. From galleries about sex to museums that feature funeral carriages, there's no end to how interesting the Catalonian capital really is!
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