Barcelona Motorcycle Museum

This small museum in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter houses a collection of approximately 70 classic motorbikes.

Vintage Lutieta motorbike, Barcelona Spain

Lutieta Super Sport 175, 1928

The museum’s collection is set out chronologically to explain the history of Catalonia’s motorbike industry from 1905 to the present day.

vintage simo motorbike in the barcelona motorcycle museum

Simó 148cc prototype, 1924

In addition to well known Catalan makes such as Derbi, Bultaco and Montesa. There are also vintage bikes from lesser known brands like Belfi, Lutetia and Simó. All of the bikes have been carefully restored to pristine condition.

Prototype Montesa scooter in the Barceloma Motorcycle museum

Montesa Fura 142cc (Prototype)

There is also a temporary exhibition dedicated to unique and unusual motorcycles. This section includes pre-production prototypes and specialist bikes for unusual motor-sports such as speedway, grass-track, ice-racing, motoball, and “cycling behind motorbikes”.

Bultaco race bike

Bultaco “Cazarecords”

Perhaps the most unusual machine on display is the Michelin “wheel bike” which was built to highlight the fact that tyres are the most important part of a motorbike. Based on a 250cc Honda, I hate to think of the sort of damage you would do to yourself if you fell off this thing!

Michelin Motorueda motorbike

Michelin “Motorueda”

There are also a handful of custom bikes including a competition winning Harley and this spectacular 750cc Vendetta. At first glance it looks like just another “Mad Max” inspired custom. Closer inspection reveals details like the “orbital” wheels, there’s some serious engineering going on  here!

A Vendetta custom bike in the motorcycle museum of Barcelona

Vendetta 750cc Custom

Time needed to visit

You should allow between 30 minutes and an hour to visit the museum.

Information in English?

All labels and display boards are in English, Spanish and Catalan

Location

Carrer de la Palla, 10, Barcelona

Vintage Bultaco and Montesa motorcycles

Vintage Bultaco and Montesa motorcycles

How to get there

The Motorcycle museum is near to Barcelona Cathedral.

The nearest metro stations are Liceu (L3- green line) and Jaume 1 (L4 – yellow line)

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 2pm, 4pm – 8pm

Monday – Closed

Entrance fee

Standard ticket €7
Students and OAP s €5
Children (8yrs and under) FREE
Online ticket price €6.65 / €4.75

20% discount for Barcelona Card holders and Barcelona Card Express There are also discounts for various motorcycle associations (more info on the museum’s web)

10% Discount

Get 10% off ticket price by showing your ticket from either the Barcelona Mammoth Museum or the Museu Olimpic.

vintage montesa motorbike

Montesa A45

Other attractions nearby:

Barcelona Cathedral
Las Ramblas
Palau de La Musica Catalana
Plaça de Catalunya
Palau Güell

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6 thoughts on “Barcelona Motorcycle Museum

  1. Kate

    I have visited the Museum last year when I stayed in Barcelona and really like it. The wheel bike was so amazing. I wish I could have a ride on it =))

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    1. Richard Post author

      Thanks for your comment Kate, I think it’s a great little museum.

      The wheel bike would definitely turn heads! If I had to pick a favourite I think it would be a toss-up between the yellow and black Lutieta Sport and the Vendetta.

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    1. Richard Post author

      Hi Karl,

      If you like motorbikes (which from the looks of your website I’d say you do !) you should definitely check the museum out during your visit.

      Thanks for your comment and enjoy your stay in Barcelona!

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