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Museo d'Historia de Catalunya

Moll de la Barcelonetta, Barcelona, Spain
93 225 4700
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Ranked #39 of 288 Attractions in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: The Museum of the History of Catalonia, have the purpose "to conserve, exhibit and raise awareness...
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Tue 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thu - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Owner description: 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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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Leuven, Belgium
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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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Naples, Florida
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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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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The museum was so vast that we didn't have time to see everything before it closed! However, it was informative and interesting. Saying that, many of the artefacts on show did not have an English translation of the description, leaving us confused as to some of the museum. Afterwards we went up to the gorgeous roof terrace to have a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I have read that the Spanish central government is trying to shut this museum down. Given that the museum highlights the various slights, bombardments, etc., that Catalans have suffered at the hands of the Spaniards over the years, the story is believable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Wonderful experience, it gives you an information loaded introduction to the history of Catalonia. Located at the harbor, it was surprisingly empty. Beautiful building, well presented facts- highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were very happy to find this museum and learn about the city. The museum is well laid out and there are good explanations. They also have a very nice restaurant. I would recommend this museum as a place to escape Gaudi!

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