These are some of the free museums in Zaragoza.

Which museums are always free in Zaragoza?

From the Iaacc Pablo Serrano to the Museum of Natural Sciences, there is a wide variety of free museums in Zaragoza where you can discover different facets of art

Cristina Morte Landa Thursday, April 25, 2024 / 17:42

From the imprint of the Aragonese genius in the Goya Museum to the contemporary in the Iaacc Pablo Serrano, passing through the sculpture of Pablo Gargallo or the possibilities of the Zaragoza Museum and the Lonja. Zaragoza offers a wide range of possibilities, museum-wise, through which to immerse yourself in art through canvases and sculptures. Some of these museums require a fee and only open their doors for free on special days (first Sunday of the month, January 29, April 23, May 18, for International Museum Day, and October 12). However, there are also free museums in Zaragoza that you can enter for free any day of the year.



The Zaragoza Museum is the largest in Aragon and the oldest in Zaragoza and the building that houses it alone is a work of art. Now, that work of art is being remodeled, since the museum has been closed since November 2 for interior renovations. Expectedly in two years, this free museum in Zaragoza will reopen its doors to show all the gems hidden inside.

The Museum of Zaragoza has a wide catalog of artistic jewels ranging from archaeological pieces from Prehistory or Protohistory to impressive oil paintings from the Baroque . It also highlights an extensive collection of sculptures, paintings, prints, ceramics and furniture that range from the 3rd to the 20th century and come from Japan, China, Thailand and Indonesia.


Considered one of the driving forces of contemporary art in Aragon, the Iaacc Pablo Serrano is another of the free museums that can be enjoyed in Zaragoza. With pieces by the Teruel sculptor and the artist Juana Francés, the museum has an extensive permanent collection in which you can also see pieces by Miró, Picasso or Saura.

The Iaacc Pablo Serrano has an extensive collection of the sculptor. Photo: Pablo Serrano Museum.
The Iaacc Pablo Serrano has an extensive collection of the sculptor. Photo: Pablo Serrano Museum.

Currently there are some very interesting exhibitions such as “Aragón and the Arts 1957-1975” (until August 31, 2025) or the temporary one of “Juana Francés. With her own voice” until February 28, 2025.


Another of the free museums in Zaragoza that is worth it for the building that houses it is La Lonja. Considered the first Renaissance building in the city, it was a place for merchants and a municipal bank. Now, it is only open when there are exhibitions inside.

Recently, it was the cartoonist Hermógenes Pardos who starred in a temporary exhibition in La Lonja. From the childish and innocent drawings of Eva Armisén, to the “Mined Lives” of the photojournalist Gervasio Sánchez or an exhibition of Zuloaga and Goya.


Another free museum in Zaragoza is located in Plaza San Agustín and is none other than the History Center. Currently you can enjoy an exhibition about the universe of Agatha Christie and her importance in the crime novel, as well as one about Dalí’s graphic work and her relationship with Don Quixote.

The exhibitions that can be seen in the History Center range from photography to canvases. Within the History Center itself is the Origami Museum, which, although it is not free, has a very affordable price (3 euros and 2 for a reduced ticket).


Although they are not museums per se, the Casa de los Morlanes and the Palacio de Montemuzo usually host specific exhibitions of interest to the public. The latter, for example, inaugurated a few days ago an exhibition on La Lonja as a place for merchants and municipal bank and in the Casa de los Morlanes there are usually exhibitions related to cinema, as it is the headquarters of the Film Library.

Both accesses are free.


Beyond canvases, paintings and sculpture, Zaragoza also has other free museums that are of great interest and of a somewhat different scope. This is the Museum of Natural Sciences located in the Auditorium of the University of Zaragoza . Considered of great interest for its Paleontology collection, the museum is divided into three areas that allow us to discover the origin of living beings and the development of organisms to the present day.

Its paleontology collections are made up of unique pieces that come from Spain and other parts of the world and highlight, for example, the legs and skeleton of dinosaurs. In addition, you can see hundreds of insects, shells, herbaria and naturalized animals thanks to the Longinos Navas Collection.