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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 important Museum!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Hands-down the best museum I've ever been to. Amazingly smooth transitions from one period to another to the point that you actually feel like you're time-traveling. Their interactive exhibits are fantastically detailed and a great learning tool. Do NOT miss it if you're in Barcelona.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

An amazingly organised museum of Catalan history. Paid a cheap admission price of 4 euros and could have spent hours and hours there. So much information in English and interactive exhibitions make this museum an amazing insight into Spanish culture. There are so many artefacts to admire and the museum is very well organised on several different levels. A definite... More 

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Almeria, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

A great museum, lots to read and see, some very imaginative exhibits like the tram ride film, school room etc. Not a dry, boring exhibit in sight! All logically laid out, helpful staff. The roof terrace is good for views and photos, abit expensive but lovely surroundings for resting on a hot day.

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Beersheba, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

This museum is all about Catalan history - it is much more history than art (as it's name suggests. Therefore I think the art pics people added here belong to the MNAC and not here). It begins with very early stages - stone age as far as I can recall - so you can't tell the difference between the Catalans... More 

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Salt Lake City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

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 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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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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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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