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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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Tue 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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The Museum of the History of Catalonia, have the purpose "to conserve,...

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 museum

Captivates all things Catalonia in just a few floors. You can go through and read everything in around 2 hours or fly through and still spend a decent amount of time. Check to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Captivates all things Catalonia in just a few floors. You can go through and read everything in around 2 hours or fly through and still spend a decent amount of time. Check to see when it is free, I got lucky.

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Marmande, France
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very quiet place, we went there by accident a day when it was free (once a month) Went back the next day because there was so much to see it really makes clear the problems Catalonia had and has, lots of battles and long sieges. Very well labelled in Catalan, Spanish and English. Unfortunately a very interesting temporary exhibition... More 

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Thank daisy667
Margaret River, Australia
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Give yourself the time to visit this museum of all of the museums in the town. Apart from being reasonably priced it is very well set out and as you wander along you start to get a much better understanding of the region, the capricious nature of the locals and the "individuality" of the peoples. To read all of the... More 

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Thank BluePoles
Orlando, Florida
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very cool museum about the ancient Roman history of Barcelona that takes you on an audio tour of ruins right under a busy street. Your ticket comes with a very informative audio guide.

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Thank Jamie V
Islamabad, Pakistan
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167 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum of catalan history, located on the Barcelona marina, is situated in a stunning old palace and has a roof top bar with a wonderful view. I thought at first that it would be some sort of amusing separatist propaganda museum, but it wasn't. Opened as recently as 2005, the museum is quite modern and interesting. It traces the... More 

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Thank Hristijan G
New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a really well organized and documented account of the key periods on Catalan history from prehistoric to current times. It shows the ups and downs; and central threads of the people, culture and politics. Really well worth the (at least) couple of hours it takes to wander through.

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Thank WillWaWa
Rijeka, Croatia
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656 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is located in the Palacio del Mar, the former warehouse and the only building in the old port, built in 1881, which still exists. The museum is very interesting even for those who are not so fond of the history as I am, with a modern and intuitive approach in presenting the facts from the Catalonian history. The... More 

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Thank Borzov
Worcester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit place if you want to learn about the history of Barcelona and Catalonia. The museum is very well laid out and the exhibits are very good indeed. The exhibits are explained in several language including English, conveniently! There is a rooftop bar and restaurant with excellent views over the Port area.

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Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Spent about 2 hours here, not enough! My husband and I and the kids all got something out of this, the kids loved the interactive displays, and I loved the history, would have liked to have read everything!

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Thank Belinda M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This museum is trilingual which means the panels and item descriptions are huge to accommodate this. Great for tourists but means that there isn't actually all that much to see and you spend most of your time reading instead. But what you learn is very well presented and I really enjoyed my afternoon spent there and felt I learnt a... More 

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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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