International Museum Day
Wandering around a museum absorbing history and art is not everyone’s cup of tea, but museums have been done a disservice over the years and they are no longer dry, dusty places full of mouldering relics and ancient history professors. International Museum Day has done much to change this image into a much more interesting one full of fun activities and hands-on exhibits.
While not every single museum will be taking part in International Museum Day, most of the big and popular ones will be throwing open their doors to the public for free. Your top choices should include favourites like the National Museum of Catalonian Art in the Palace of Montjuic, the Picasso Museum which is deep in the Gothic quarter, and the Museum of the History of Barcelona.
As well as being free most of the bigger places will be opening late into the evening so that even more people can join in the fun and explore what is on offer. The museums usually dig out some pieces that are not often on display so you could get a unique chance to see something out of the ordinary that only the curators have been able to appreciate before.
After soaking up all that culture you are going to need some food, or at least a passable coffee shop to discuss life, the universe and everything.
For a light lunch, just a cooling beer to sooth your throat or a fancy cocktail to kick off your evening try Domino Bar on Carrer de les Flores. If you are looking for a slap up dinner with some excellent wine to wash it down try Vic Braseria on Carrer de Sicilia. It is a little out of the centre so it will be a bit less crowded and you can expect top notch service. Add in good sized portions at reasonable prices and you can’t go wrong.