Barcelona Motorcycle Museum

Unfortunately the Barcelona Motorcycle Museum is no longer open to the public. The museum closed in 2018 and the collection was moved to the museum’s other location in Basella (Lleida). More information here.

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


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

vintage montesa motorbike
Montesa A45

Other attractions nearby:


Carrer de la Palla, 10, Barcelona


  1. 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 =))

    1. 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.

    1. 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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