Barcelona's top museums, as featured in our Barcelona Top 100, from relics and remains at the Catalonia History Museum to science and discovery at CosmoCaixa. There's titillating exhibits at the Museum of Erotica, chocolate-tasting at the Museu de la Xocolata and historical figures cast in wax at the Museu de Cera.
1. CCCB Cultural Centre
Less a museum and more a multi-media platform with an ever-changing, innovatory roster of exhibitions, the CCCB is located right in front of the Modern Art Museum (MACBA) for a convenient double-dose of contemporaneous culture.
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Learn all there is to no about science - well, a lot, anyway - in this state-of-the-art space at the foot of Mount Tibidabo. You can interact with a geological wall of discovery, a spectacular planetarium and a slice of the Amazon rainforest, complete with living, breathing, flora and fauna.
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3. Barcelona Chocolate Museum
Chocolate statues, chocolate art, chocolate anecdotes and - now you're talking - chocolate samples, in El Born's cocoa-themed museum of gluttony.
4. Pedralbes Palau Reial
This royal palace in leafy Pedralbes houses the interesting Ceramics and Decorative Arts museums. And a lot more besides.
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5. Barcelona Museum of Rock
For those about to rock, the Museu del Rock, ladies and gentlemen. It's in the Arenas mall on Plaça espanya and it's full of souvenirs from the careers of the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna and many many more music legends.
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6. Wax and Erotica Museums
The Museu de l'Erotica features a broad collection of curiosities related to the act of love, from Japanese drawings to African sculptures.
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7. Museu d'Historia de la Ciutat
Roman archaeological remains are the chief attraction at the City History Museum, where over 2000 years of Barcelona history are interpreted in a delightful building overlooking the Plaça del Rei.
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8. Catalonia History Museum
From its mysterious early origins to its present political conundrum as an autonomous community within Spain, ladies and gentlemen, the story of Catalonia, in a revamped warehouse beside Port Vell.
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9. Catalonia Archaeological Museum
A 3rd century BC Greek statue unearthed in Empúries is one of the highlights of this museum in Montjuic, where you can dig deep into the region's exhilerating archaeological past.
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