One more year, Europe celebrates the great culture’s night, a huge festivity where people commemorate their love for arts and knowledge in their home cities or in the cities where they are spending their holidays. We are talking about the European Night of the Museums, which is going to take place simultaneously in 40 different countries tomorrow night, Saturday 17th of May.
This year, the event reaches its 10th edition and, as it has been happening the previous years, the number of venues joining the initiative has increased with interesting news proposals to explore.
More than 70 different museums, galleries and cultural spaces will open tomorrow night the doors to the public for free, both in Barcelona and surrounding cities such as Badalona or Hospital de Llobregat. Besides having the chance of visit the current exhibitions and displays, each venue has prepared special activities for this so special night. Like CaixaForum, in Montjuic, with free guided tours of the modernist building at 20h and 22h and a music concert at 21h. Or like the MACBA museum, in the heart of the Raval district, with choreographies, workshops, tours and poetic performances from 17h.
If you really want to visit an unforgettable museum, tomorrow it will be a good night to find out Cosmocaixa, considered the best museum in Europe! This enormous building, which hosts a real ecosystem with fishes and mammals that can be observed in their natural environment, is completely devoted to the science, with permanent and temporary exhibitions. Both children and adults will be fascinated by the endless mysteries and secrets hidden in the universe, the planet and our own lives. For the Night of the Museums occasion, it will also offer speeches and workshops about robotics.
Another option is visiting one of the Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces, such as La Pedrera, in Passeig de Gràcia. With the beautiful light of the sunset, you will be able to climb to the roof and admire the views of the city from the terrace. Moreover, don’t leave without having seen the XX century flat simulator and the Gaudí’s Space, in the attic.
But if you already had plans for tomorrow night and you can’t fit the museum’s visit in them, don’t worry because most of the centers will keep their free access the following day too. In fact, this Sunday is the International Day of the Museums, so it will also be a very good occasion to enjoy the best culture of the city without need of spending a lot.
Find all the information of the Night of the Museums and the International Day of the Museums in Barcelona in the site.