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If you’re see­ing the ma­jor art cen­tres in Barcelona, get your­self an Articket / artick­et­bcn.org. For a mere €30, it helps skip queues and gets you into the Museu Pi­casso, MACBA, CCCB, MNAC, Fun­dació Joan Miró (see below for all) and Fun­dació An­toni Tàpies. Tick­ets are avail­able from any of the afore­men­tioned. Also, ev­ery May, many of the mu­se­ums open late into the night for La Nit dels Museus / lan­it­delsmuseus.bcn.cat.

Museu d’art Con­tem­po­rani de Barcelona (MACBA). Richard Meier’s vi­sion in white houses an out­stand­ing col­lec­tion of all me­dia from the 1950s on, plus a temp. ex­hi­bi­tion space in a lovely C.16th chapel opp. the square. Pl dels Àn­gels, 1 / Raval / M: Univer­si­tat / 93 412 0810 / closed Tue / macba.cat. The Cen­tre de Cul­tura Con­tem­porà­nia de Barcelona (CCCB), with C3 Bar / 93 301 0630, is be­hind MACBA at Mon­tale­gre, 5 / 93 306 4100 / 11am-8pm Tue-sun / cccb.org

Museu Pi­casso. What­ever you do, don’t miss this pro­lific ge­nius’ sem­i­nal as­sem­blage of paint­ings, sketches and even col­lages spread over a gor­geous me­dieval com­pound. Mont­cada, 15-23 / Born / M: Jaume I / 93 256 3000 / 9am-7pm Tue­sun / free en­try af­ter 3pm Sun, €3 en­try Wed pm / muse­upi­casso.bcn.es

Museu Fred­eric Marès. In the middle of the old city, yet bliss­fully free of crowds, this vault hosts a huge cache of ar­chaic religious sculp­ture + a darn pretty court­yard. Pl Sant Iu, 5-6 / Barri Gòtic / M: Jaume I / 93 256 3500 / 10am-7pm Tue-sat, 11am-8pm Sun / mu­se­u­mares.bcn.cat

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