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Not much English on the signage, the Roman area had none at all. Good to look at some things but we couldn't appreciate much of it as we couldn't read about the history. Left afte rhalf an hour. Nice area to walk around though
We discovered this museum by chance many years ago when we had only a little one. We loved the museum, the little one had fun in the interactive space and the museum is on our wishlist ever since. This year we took the journey in...More
Nice, compact museum away from the crowds elsewhere in Barcelona. Many of the displays are up to date, with the best one (hands-on displays on ancient boat construction techniques) less than a year old. Make sure not to miss the excellent sculpture and mosaik displays...More
Excellent archaeological exhibition, beautifully curated in modern and up-to-date (oh, the irony) facilities.
The collection is thematically organized within a broad, chronological framework covering prehistory, antiquity and the Middle ages. However, the installations theselves are thematically oriented, covering topics as diverse as death, social structure,...More
Beyond the four columns standing guard at the Plaça Espanya, beyond even the extravagant and colourful fountains guiding your way up the boulevard, stands the impressive and towering structure of the Palau Nacional, the national museum. At this very spot in front of the cascades of the central fountain, Freddie Mercury and Montserrat Caballe gave the performance of their lifetimes to welcome the 1992 Olympic Games to
this magnificent city. And true to its anticipation, the games transformed the city, reimagining the mountain of Montjuic with the development of an arena, stadium, and many other sporting facilities that are open to visitors year-round. Surrounding the adjacent side of the plaza are well-established hotels catering to business guests and a shopping mall transformed out of a historic bullfighting arena.