Over 160,000 people took part in La Nit dels Museus 2014
The 72 museums of Barcelona and its metropolitan area have celebrated La Nit dels Museus 2014, welcoming more than 160,000 visitors. La Nit dels Museus, which marked its seventh anniversary in Barcelona this year, is an initiative promoted by the Council of Europe with the participation of over 3,000 museums in 40 countries. In our city, this event has been growing year after year, just as is shown by the increase in the number of museums and exhibition spaces which have joined it and the high attendance figures for visitors, a large part of whom are Barcelonans. Ten institutions participated in this year’s La Nit dels Museus for the first time, including such major facilities as the Sant Pau Modernista Complex, Montjuïc Castle and El Born Centre Cultural.
The most visited spaces were MACBA, with 14,329 visitors; the nine centres attached to the Museu d’Història de Barcelona, with 13,435 visitors, and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, with 12,037 visitors. The large attendance was also clearly seen at the new facilities that have joined the initiative, among which El Born Centre Cultural welcomed 7,915 visitors, the Sant Pau Modernista Complex received 7,450 and Montjuïc Castle, 2,976.