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CosmoCaixa Barcelona

Isaac Newton, 26, Barcelona, Spain
93-212-60-50
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Ranked #9 of 331 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Observatories/ Planetariums, Museums
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: A science museum, its permanent exhibitions include "Flooded Forest," "Geological Wall," "Room of Matter" and Planetarium.
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Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Buy a Hola BCN ticket which gives you unlimited public transport and free admission to this great attraction. Spacy architecture and really thought -through interactive 'exhibitions'. Able to put over complex scientific ideas in very accessible ways.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Spent a fun afternoon with our 8 and 5 year old. Good value for money, kids were engaged for the 2 hours we were here. Great museum with plenty of interactive tools that are stimulating yet uncomplicated for children. We all enjoyed the artificial rain forest too. Great way to spend a couple of hours and a bonus that there... More

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Caloundra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

There are impressive diplays throughout the building. There is a very detailed study of the Mediterranean waters. There are several excellent audiovisual frames to study. The science of Geology is highlighted by a full wall of each type of rock. The Amazon water and land life will impress you with the glass walled displays showing fish - vines - ferns... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a great museum for kids and for adults that want to spend an afternoon related to science but chill out. Despite the fact that it doesn't go deep on science it is interesting and over all lots of fun.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This musem is fun for kids - there's plenty of things to see and touch.. but it's not great for adults. The planetarium was nice and the exhibit on the Mediterranean is great as well... but after seeing everything on the ground floor there isn't much else.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I would never have gone her but my 20's nieces wanted to go and I thought it was amazing. It was so much fun and took several hours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I went there with my girlfriend as a last minute decision after visiting Parc Guell and had heard great things about it. It was definitely entertaining for a while however after exploring the bottom level we quickly grew bored. The upstairs levels hold nothing except large theaters and the planetarium which run shows throughout the day. Because we were there... More

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Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This attraction was a bit out of the way and a good 10 min walk from the Metro, but then that also meant it was quiet and no queue to get in. It was very cheap to get in (8 euros for adults and children free) and kept us amused for 3-4 hours. If we'd have been organised and timed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I liked the concepts they are adopting. their annual preprations and organizing for the annual Course for Museology, Towards a total Museology! I already attended it in 2010 the director Prof. George is amazing person, helpful & experienced one as well wish to go there again :) you need at least a full day to experience all its activities ;)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I was quite excited to go when researching about it too. It is located close by Tibidabo mountain/amusement park. On the way there, you will see gorgeous streets and buildings (I sure did take a lot of pictures of those) This was definitely my favourite part of visiting Barcelona! I found myself enjoying and learning at the same time. The... More

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