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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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Wonderful museum, hugely interesting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Perth, Scotland
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Perth, Scotland
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Travel back 2000 years in time to the beginnings of Barcelona settlement history. See the Roman settlement - walls, laundry and fish preservation work areas, a wine cellar, tiled floors - all underground. Also currently a history of the last 100 years of Latvian History - excellent to understand the history of Barcelona

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

On the plus side: the Museum (MHC) does give you the opportunity to learn the history of the region in-depth, for a very fair 4,50 euros. And it is situated centrally (at the entry of Barceloneta, some 10' from La Rambla). On the negative side: not everything is translated in English and there is a lot to read (as opposed... More 

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Staines, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

You hear about the Catalan history and the Spanish civil war. You can learn about all this in this museum. very interesting and fascinating and I learned a lot about this regions history and I can now understand the Catalan desire for referendum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This museum is a must-see for anyone confused about why the most prosperous province in Spain is interested in seceding from Espana. I loved this muy subversivo museu!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A good way to learn about the history of the area from early man to present day. Very reasonable ticket price. Lots to see and it made us appreciate the importance of Barcelona. Would list it as one of the 'must see' places.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is really a fascinating museum. Traces the Catalunyan history from prehistoric times to the present day. really a great overview of Roman era, the Moors, and the reconquest. Some hands on stuff for the kids too. Allow 2-3 hours and take a break at the wonderful cafe on the roof. Great views of the redeveloped harbor from there.

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