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Museo d'Historia de Catalunya

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Address: Moll de la Barcelonetta, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93 225 4700
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Tue 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

The Museum of the History of Catalonia, have the purpose "to...

The Museum of the History of Catalonia, have the purpose "to conserve, exhibit and raise awareness of the history of Catalonia as our joint heritage and to strengthen citizens' sense of identification with the nation's history". In order to achieve these objectives, the museum "is to encourage and organise activities to raise awareness of the history of Catalonia and to co-operate with others to increase the study and dissemination of this history".

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Great building

It is close to Barceloneta and with a great view to the Marina...I recommend to sit there and enjoy a chocolate waffle.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Gondomar, Portugal

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Gondomar, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is close to Barceloneta and with a great view to the Marina...I recommend to sit there and enjoy a chocolate waffle.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were surprised that there was nothing else at this museum other than the ruins, but seeing that was worth the entry fee.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I really liked this museum, it wasn't too expensive and yet every aspect of it was really well done. The building itself is lovely and the staff were really helpful. All of the exhibits were very well done, with nice explanations and there was a good balance of information with some high quality interaction. I could have spent 4+ hours... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the best designed museums that I have ever visited! The layout of the building takes you from prehistoric times through the Roman period, the Gothic development, through the Spanish Conquistador period and the modern era with coherent and detailed displays of the people and their implements that played a significant part in the development of the... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First Sunday of the month -the museum is open for free. It is interesting to walk around the excavations of Barcelona and see all the different periods experienced by the city.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic place to get a local perspective on the region. Was great to see how the area developed & after looking through it I came to realise why Catalonians are so patriotic. I would recommend this to anyone wanting to understand the people more & anyone who is a history buff!

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Central Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here specifically for the now-departed Mauthausen exhibit, which was riveting. However, we visited a good portion of the permanent exhibits as well. You can take pictures, but you'll need to leave backpacks, etc. in a coin-operated locker (you get your money back--.5 euro I think--at the end). Remember, this is a museum of Catalan history, as opposed to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

if you are into history this is the place to go. The museum is very cheap to get into, very well set up and I spent a very pleasant afternoon here but I was very interested in the history of Catalunya. The exhibitions are written in english and there are toilets there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with my teenage daughter to the museum and we both enjoyed the visit. Really interesting and helps put a perspective on Catalonia and Barcelona. Explains the history from the beginnings of the region right through to pretty much present day. A few fun things to get hands on with. Great looking modern building. Has descriptions in multiple languages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of great quality restaurants, overlooking the marina with the most expensive boats to admire, the afternoon sun makes it a sun trap, lots of lucky lucky men selling on the walk ways

Thank Paulandbetty

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Originally a fisherman’s quarter, this quaint area can’t escape its small village feel: laundry hanging over the narrow streets, old ladies clamoring at each other from their balconies and elder gentlemen playing games on short wooden benches gossiping the day away, Barceloneta could double as a film set. Artists line the boardwalk displaying their magnificently detailed sand structures making this the most visited beach in the city (the shirtless men working out might help too). You’ll know by the delicious aroma that you're in the right place to try some of the best and most authentic seafood including paella, Spain’s national dish.
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