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Museo d'Historia de Catalunya

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Address: Moll de la Barcelonetta, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Phone Number:
+34 932 25 47 00
10:00 - 19:00
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Tue 10:00 - 19:00
Wed 10:00 - 20:00
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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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An underground surprise

The entrance is small and unassuming, but you get to walk through a Roman town that seem to go on forever. You see different layers of the early Barcelona at different depths.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The entrance is small and unassuming, but you get to walk through a Roman town that seem to go on forever. You see different layers of the early Barcelona at different depths.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Just a short stroll along the waterfront from Columbus' monument at the foot of the Ramblas, is the Museum of Catalan History-and what a museum! It is modern,interactive and gives an impressive account of the history of Catalunya from the bronze age to the present day with relics from every era. There is an excellent section on the 1930s civil... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I visited the museum on a free day at the end of a university field trip and I must admit I learnt more about Catalonia in that 2 hours I was there then the 4 days before hand at all the main 'tourist' spots. Very accommodating to English speakers as I got an information leaflet in English as well as... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The thing is that I was there on a business dinner, I only visited the restaurant. It's a sad fact, but that's how it goes during business trips. But. The restaurant served such a great dinner and had such an amazing view of the port and the city that I thought I would recommend it to anyone interested in those... More 

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Faro, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Located on Old Port (Port Vell), on the edge of the district Barceloneta and Barri Gòtic, the Museu d'Història de Catalunya impressively shows the history of Catalonia from the Stone Age to the present day. The presentation is very modern and multimedia processing. We got a very good overview of the history of Catalonia.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is one of the most amazing museums that I have seen. They have beautiful display describing the history of Cataluna. Many interactive displays and wonderful replicas of the castles, towns and living areas of the towns and cities of the different time frames. They also have replicas of different areas of the Castle and Churches you can go in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is the place to visit if you want to know more about Catalonia and its history. Very big and spacious and is located by the port. It's in an old building made of rustic stones and there are so many things of interest that it is astonishing. If you are a history buff this museum also includes artifacts and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great museum. Some excellent well preserved roman ruins here. A lot of the signs are in catalan and not english, but some are. It's free to enter on Sunday afternoons and that's when I'd recommend going. Surprisingly Sunday afternoon it's not crowded either.

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Southern Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

An excellent museum with most interesting exhibits put together with care and attention. There are many museums in the rest of the world who could follow this example and improve their viewing image. This museum is a must to see in Barcelona

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This museum made a complex history very easy and understandable. I highly recommend taking the time to go through this museum before exploring Barcelona and the surrounding areas and definitely make a trip to Gerona to see the Jewish quarter and Roman ruins an amazing museum lots of really neat and interesting things give yourself two hours at least to... More 

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