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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
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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very modern and well set out museum. lovely roof terrace and bar with great views. what more can I say......

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

very modern and well set out museum. lovely roof terrace and bar with great views. what more can I say......

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just across from the Barceloneta, this museum in a beautifully renovated old building provides good insights into life in Catalunya throughout the ages. Its temporary exhibits on Catalan photographer Francesc Boix's internment and liberation from Mathausen, as well as on Catalan escape routes for Jewish refugees, are well worth a visit. The rooftop cafe offers breathtaking views of the area.

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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good museum to explain the catalan identity - in particular the part of the museum, which concerns the last 200 years. Could have been more detailed about the Franco-period.

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Johannesburg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I initially felt this would be a quick visit just to tick it off our list, but I was pleasantly surprised by how enjoyable it was. I think its a good place to visit if you are going to travel further in Catalunya or the rest of Spain as it gave us the necessary history of the area that helped... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We did a free (tips) walking tour of Barcelona the previous day and the guide was very knowledgeable about Catalonia. Doing this visit the following day took our knowledge even deeper. Perhaps it would have been better to do this first and then the walking tour. It was warm in the museum but other than that quite good.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Clearly much money has been spent on this worthwhile topic, and the building is lovely. But they have not thought about how to engage children - and even for adults it can be very samey (lighting/displays/info presentation) the whole way through. Its also difficult sometimes to distinguish between original artefacts (they have some amazing Bronze Age pieces) and models. I'm... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Are you an ancient history buff? Enjoy a good Roman tale of conquest? Then this museum is the right one for you. The majority is actually located several feet below ground. It's is amazing to think that all these ruins, or what's left of them, lie beneath the city. I did the audio tour selectively, there is just too much... More 

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Lahti, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This Museum in constructed carefully in order to provide useful and important information regarding the history of the Catalonia. If possible, go there. Building itself is very nice and easy to be found.

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Miri, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We spent 3 hours wandering around the museum in an attempt to understand Catalonian history. It was enjoyable, and we learned a lot. Plenty of space so it was not crowded even with school groups using it at the same time. A nice modern and well laid out Museum

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We came upon this by chance on our first day in Barcelona and spent an educational couple of hours following the course of the exhibits. There are plenty of narratives with the exhibits and the whole gives a clear picture of the history of a small nation made part of a larger one and the problems that this caused. Contrast... More 

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Address: Moll de la Barcelonetta, Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: 93 225 4700
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Barcelona  >  Barcelona>  > Barceloneta
Open Hours:
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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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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