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Museu del Modernisme

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Address: C/ Balmes 48, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number: +34 932 72 28 96
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The new Museu del Modernisme opened in 2010. It is housed in a former...

The new Museu del Modernisme opened in 2010. It is housed in a former textile factory in the centre of Barcelona, and offers visitors the chance to enjoy a cultural centre dedicated exclusively to modernista art.

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Small but very interesting museum

The Museu del Modernisme Catala is a rather small museum located in a side street off Passeig de Gracia, more or less just around the corner from Casa Battlò. I found this museum... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 July 2016
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

My partner and I visited this museum as we had a couple of hours to kill before our booked time slot at Park Güell (€7 entry by the way). We pretty much covered the museum in 25 minutes, and that was with me taking 5 minutes out to use the bathroom. There were some nice pieces of furniture here but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

The Museu del Modernisme Catala is a rather small museum located in a side street off Passeig de Gracia, more or less just around the corner from Casa Battlò. I found this museum to be very interesting, as I am a lot into modernisme art. There are just two floors (ground floor and basement) but the exhibits are quite superb... More 

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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Situated in the area of Barcelona where much of the architecture of the Modernisme (Art Nouveau) period is located, it is a perfect complement to a stroll through that place and time. It was not something we knew about in advance, but after walking past several buildings with interesting relief sculptures that we recognized as being from the period, we... More 

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Barcelona, España
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

A small museum, very manageable, where you get a good overview of Catalan Art Nouveau, specially painting and interior design. There are some sculptures as well.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Fantastic little museum! The permanent collection is fantastic, great pieces of incredible furniture. The temporary exibition (running until July 3rd, 2016) is outstanding. Entrance price: 10 € (june 2016) You need about 2 hours for a very torough visit

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Barbarroja, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We have been a little surprised by some of the reviews of this 'museum', in so far as comments about the size of it, or the price of entrance. Without getting too pedantic about the definition of its title, perhaps you could call it an 'exhibition' rather than a museum, but even so, if you are a true enthusiast of... More 

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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

This was an interesting museum but very small and expensive for what you get; only for those who are really keen on art of the period.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This museum simply doesn't have enough space, or an extensive-enough collection, to adequately cover Art Nouveau or as it is called here, the Modernista style, even for just Catalunya. There are some lovely pieces of furniture, a few uninspired stained-glass windows, some sculpture from the period (but nothing that looks especially Modernista), and a few dozen oil paintings (generally Impressionist,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The main floor was the only one open when we visited - so they cut the price by nearly a half. We were able to look at various pieces of furniture, etc. Many were done by Gaudi. We thought it was interesting. Info is available in English.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This museum has a surprisingly comprehensive colleciton considering its modest size. You'll find furniture, sculptures, woodwork, glass work as well as a fascinating collection of paintings here. For me, the paintings in the basement were the highlights of my visit. There were very few other visitors, so I could walk around at ease. For a modernist morning or afternoon, I... More 

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Eixample
Passing through the glorious Plaça Catalunya, you enter the newer city district of Eixample, literally translated as “extension,” which immediately becomes recognisable by its more spacious streets and elegant atmosphere. The main artery of this sizable district, Passeig de Gracia, is lined with high-end international designer stores. Not to be outdone, the glitz and glamour of this zone is perhaps best exemplified by the comfortable and lavish five-star hotels that flank the divine and modernistic buildings from some of the world’s most recognised architects such as Gaudi and Montaner.
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