The number of people who chose to visit Catalan museums or collections in 2017 rose by 6% compared to the year before, with over 24 million people – 24,052,460 in total, to be exact – choosing to appreciate its heritage. The 492 museums and collections, 96 public and 16 private, generated economic revenue of around 250m euros. The museums having received the most visitors are those of the Barcelona and Metropolitan Area.
In the last year, 28,080 items were acquired, 125 research projects were put forth, as well as 1,015 temporary exhibitions which attracted 9,425,710 visitors and 8,166 cultural activities. The whole Catalan museum system received 13.5 million visits on their websites. The figures, provided by Catalonia’s Department of Culture, were released just in time for events like 18 May International Museum Day, and 19 May Night of Museums.