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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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Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: 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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In-depth perspective on Catalonia history and culture

there are so many museums in this city, but be sure you see this museum of Catalonian HISTORY in the Palau de Mer area of town (accessed via on-off tourist bus). We learned from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

there are so many museums in this city, but be sure you see this museum of Catalonian HISTORY in the Palau de Mer area of town (accessed via on-off tourist bus). We learned from day one of our trip that Catalonia's citizens have a very independent mindset from the rest of Spain. At this museum you will learn why. interactive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

A fabulous museum with a few extras for adults who enjoy a cocktail and decent food in gorgeous surroundings Fell upon this venue completely by accident ...out of season ( April) this large restaurant was completely filled ...mid week lunch time...mix of tourists and locals..beautiful views over the harbour ..outside a rooftop cocktail bar...it was just divine...( not really geared... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

While we were visiting Barcelona I found myself craving to know more about the history of the city and region in general. We passed this museum on the hop-on-hop-off bus tour and went back the next day. We were so glad we did! It starts by describing the land of people during the neolithic age, and then takes you through... More 

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Billinge, Lancashire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A wonderful stop for history buffs. Exceptionally well planned and laid out. It was not at all crowded when we visited on a Saturday morning, put it on your list if it is going to rain. It starts with the natural history of the region and goes through an enlightened view of all of the various eras of occupation and... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

A great surprise. Very interesting exhibits outlining Catalonian history from pre-history. Strangely no mention of Olympics or Barcelona FC in the modern section. Beautiful building down on the harbour. Plenty of places for lunch nearby too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Museo d'Historia de Catalunya is a beautiful museum in the Port Vell. With nice exhibits and a fantastic building with an amazing location - this is a must visit place when you are in Barcelona!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Firstly, what an amazing building the museum is in. Stunning. The exhibits were highly interesting and I found out loads about Catalunyan's history. It is very cheap for entry and easy to while away a few hours here. There is a lovely restaurant and rooftop cafe/bar which are also well worth a stop. Highly recommended.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We always like visiting city or town museums when we go anywhere. They help give an insight, however limited, into the background of where you are. However, sometimes, they can be really hard work for someone who isn't immersed in the local culture. This museum certainly felt very hard work for us - not what we expected. There is plenty... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I love learning the history of a place, and I certainly learned in this museum. There's a LOT of information here, from the earliest history of the region to modern times. But that's the problem. There's too much information and not enough storytelling. Catalonia has an amazing story to be told, certainly, and it merits this museum and more. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I always want to see a City Museum where ever I am. In Spain there are no so many of them. I was happy to know that there was one in Catalonian capitol. The exhibition told elegantly the Catalonian story. Also the dark shades of it... Great way to start you time in Barcelona.

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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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