16/5/14 Free museum night in Barcelona
Have you heard about the free museum night in Barcelona? If you have not had the opportunity to discover many museums yet, Hotel Omm highly recommend you to do it on May 17th. This is the night when “La Nit dels Museus” (The Night of the Museums) will take place in Barcelona. It is a special night when more than 70 exhibitions from Barcelona and its surrounding area open for free until early morning hours. As well as the special time (from 7pm to 1am) and price, some venues will include special activities, live performances, music and guides tour for all public.
This free late night viewing of exhibitions is part of a wider initiative across Europe called The European Night of Museums in order to celebrate de Museums International Day, which takes part around the world with 4,000 museums in 40 countries joining the nightlife culture. Barcelona is a wildly rich city in terms of culture and art and very few cities in Europe can compete. Indeed, you probably know that some of the most relevant painters of the 20th century lived and worked in Barcelona: Pablo Picasso, Antoni Tàpies and Joan Miró are the most famous ones, each one of them warranting a museum dedicated to their work in Barcelona.
In addition, this year, in its tenth edition, some of the most emblematic cultural centres of Barcelona have not wanted to miss it. Is the case of Arts Santa Mónica, Filmoteca de Catalunya (Film Library of Catalonia), Espai Modernista de Sant Pau (Sant Pau Modernist space), Montjuïc castle or El Bon Centre Cultural (Cultural Centre of El Born). All of them will be in this global event for the first time.
It does not matter if you are a local or a visitor. Barcelona Council has even prepared six routes by neighbourhood, depending on the area and the museums you would like to visit, so you can see as much as possible. It will enable you to enter 62 museums and cultural centres in Barcelona during 6 hours. As a wide variety of museums are participating to the event, it will of course be impossible for you to visit all of them. This is why Hotel Omm, our five star hotels in Barcelona, has selected for you the most interesting museums that should be visited on that special night.
We indeed recommend you the second route, which runs through Eixample and Gràcia and it is much closed to our luxurious hotel. This route will allow you to take turns as much you like around some of the most prestigious museums of Barcelona. From the most emblematic of modernism –as Casa Milà, just two minutes from our hotel in Passeig de Gràcia, or the Museu del Modernisme Català (Catalan Modernism Museum)- to contemporary arts of Catalan painter Tàpies, at Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Antoni Tàpies Foundation).
In total and on a small radio, from Hotel Omm you can visit seven museums for free. You can also go to the Fundació Francsico Godia (Francisco Godia Foundation) and the Fundació Suñol (Suñol Foundation), to see the collection of these two Catalan businessmen of the 20th , the Museu Egipci de Barcelona (Egyptian Museum of Barcelona), or the Espai Mercè Sala (Mercè Sala Area), to discover the creativity of public transport users. In addition, our unique position in the Passeig de Gràcia, also allows you to choose any of the other routes.