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  • 32Morten
    Finland404 contributions
    This is really worth to visit if you are interested in local art history. It is possible also to get to the roof of the building. There are nice views.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Chung1234
    Singapore300 contributions
    This is a nice place to walk about for a while before you enjoy the magic fountain. It is also nearby the Arenas of Barcelona Mall.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • TravelingWithTeens3
    Denver, CO3 contributions
    We were really surprised by this large museum. It doesn’t look big from the outside but the museum is underground! Filled with hands on experiences and a beautiful set up. We only had an hour, which was too short. My teens loved the rain forest, dust storm simulation, etc. Wished we would have had more time here. The descriptions were in Spanish, English, Catalan. They have a cafe to chill and get a snack and water experiments outside. There is a bus that stops right in front. Definitely add this one on to your list.
    Written 30 June 2022
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  • Angela M
    25 contributions
    Our visit to Casa Vicens was very enjoyable mainly due to the welcoming and helpful staff and the excellent audio guide which can be downloaded via a QR code to your mobile phone. The guide takes you from room to room explaining features and Gaudi’s inventiveness and ingenuity to work within a budget without compromising the wonderful final result.
    The house is a little difficult to find but well worth the effort. It is less crowded than other places in Barcelona.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Martina D
    Pardubice, Czech Republic1 contribution
    It was amazing experience !! i recomend it to everyone.
    Love it, Very interesting facts, very kind people. its really amazing.
    Written 18 June 2022
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  • DinFrance
    Stroud, UK466 contributions
    Wonderful collection of modern art. Well presented in a spacious and clean gallery.

    Equally loved the mercury fountain.

    Lovely part of town plus great views over the city.

    Enjoyed a relaxing drink in the courtyard of the café afterwards.
    Written 8 June 2022
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  • 32Morten
    Finland404 contributions
    The historical building and Picasso is nice, but there are better places to see Picasso art than this museum.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Annalise A
    9 contributions
    This was so much fun! I like seeing old ruins of cities so this was perfect for me. However, I will say that better signage telling people where to buy tickets would be a good addition. When my friend and I first arrived, we couldn’t figure out where the museum was or where to buy tickets. Other than that, it was a great experience!
    Written 29 March 2022
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  • Arin
    Newcastle upon Tyne, UK452 contributions
    The price of €9 is a little steep considering that this museum is on the smaller side. The audioguide was fantastic and gave a lot of info that I would've missed out on. The museum covers the history of Marijuana and hemp from ancient times, the wars, to pop culture. There is a large collection of glass bongs some of which are nothing less than pieces of pure art. The section on the history of hemp was really fascinating, and even the section about the legality of marijuana was more information than lobbying. However, the exhibit on how marijuana affects the body was very lacking and spoke more about CBD oil than marijuana itself.
    Written 16 November 2021
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  • ginsengNewYork
    new york1,168 contributions
    Delightful and very thorough presentation of the history of Catalunia!
    It encompasses prehistoric times, Roman then Visigoths , then Moors occupation, the Middle Ages and feudal times, Castillan domination, the Franco years, etc, up to the present day.
    It features beautiful artifacts, reconstructions of typical houses and shops, and clear explanations in Catalan, Spanish and English.
    Hands-on exhibits are off limits because of the coronavirus.
    We were so engrossed by the history of Catalunia that we forgot to go to the rooftop 1881 restaurant...
    Next time!
    Written 14 April 2021
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  • denisee07
    Kihei, HI43 contributions
    I took a private tour to the Pedralbes Monastery in September 2021. This 14th century monastery has the world’s largest Gothic cloisters that stand in 3 levels. The museum has many beautiful objects of art with descriptions in French, Spanish, and English. My guide provided an in-depth tour of the monastery and the museum. We got to see what everyday monastic life was like. Inside the Catalan Gothic church, we heard the singing by a gray hair nun with the voice of an angel. At the end of the tour, we took a relaxing stroll to nearby Sarrià, an upscale neighborhood with beautiful homes, where we had a cool lunch under some very tall trees in a plaça. This was my first visit to the monastery during my 4th visit to Barcelona. I will definitely visit it again.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom6,461 contributions
    If you are on a tight itinerary, then this isn’t a must-see but if you have some extra days to explore, then it’s an interesting diversion. It’s a little pricey for a small museum (€10) but they have free entry on Sundays after 3pm.
    The star attraction here is a full size replica of the Royal Galley, built 1568. The best bit without a doubt, is that you can actually walk onto it.
    It’s pretty impressive – 60m long with 2 masts and 50+ oars, 3 golden lanterns at the back and a golden figurehead of Neptune riding a dolphin at the front. Neptune holds a trident above his head and his arm is poised, ready to strike.
    The flagship galley was part of the Fleet of the Holy League and fought in the Battle of Lepanto, defeating the Ottoman Empire in 1571. The battle was a huge turning point in history and effectively saved Europe from Turkish expansion.

    Although I don’t have any special interest in maritime history or boats, we easily spent about 2 hours here. I thought they did several things very, very well.

    Firstly, they did a really excellent job of providing information that was presented in an informative and appealing way. Large panels with diagrams and pictures made the information accessible to both children and adults. I was fascinated/horrified by the panels that described the life of a galley slave. Rowers only survived for about 2 years. They spent this miserably short time chained to their bench, where they were exposed to the burning sun and elements and rowed, ate and slept, covered in their own faeces and urine. Two years would have been two years too long.

    The other thing they have done incredibly well is designing the museum space within the original 13th century Royal Shipyards. Inside, they have created an open, modern space for the exhibitions but have retained the high ceilings and rounded arches of the original structure. The building is like an exhibit itself. As you walk around you are reminded that this was a working building for over 700 years. This was where the Spanish ships were built, maintained and repaired in the days of galley warfare, when the Spanish fleet was the best in the world.

    Apart from the galley, the other displays range in level of general interest. There are small collections of maps, navigational instruments, figureheads and ship standards which I found interesting and again, the displays were well-supported by signs and information. Some displays were less interesting such as the history of luggage.

    The museum is only a minute or two away from the Port Vell waterfront. It's a great location to go and get something to eat or drink. We headed over to Maremagnum and had lunch at Tapa Tapa, where we could sit, looking out over the harbour. Later we went for a long, leisurely walk around the waterfront promenade and checked out the modern boats and luxury yachts.

    FREE ENTRY: On Sunday, between 3 – 7pm, there is no entry fee. You still need to get a ticket to go through the turnstile so you might have to line up at the counter where they will give you a free ticket. We arrived some time just after 3pm and there was no queue at all. However, when we left around 5pm-ish, the queue stretched outside the door.
    HOURS: Open 10 – 8pm every day (although I believe that they are now closing on Mondays)
    FACILITIES: There is a large café, a gift shop and bathrooms which can all be accessed without having to pay and enter the museum.
    Written 8 August 2020
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  • Carol G
    Bristol3 contributions
    Lovely building that was originally a factory, and now hosts great exhibitions. At the moment, there is a highly recommended modernism exhibition.
    Written 26 October 2020
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  • Ms_R33480
    Palm Beach, FL634 contributions
    Very nice small museum with very good quality modern art, really interesting and enjoyable. We only had time to visit two of the three floors but really enjoyed it, one can probably see the entire museum in less than two hours.

    We were there for the opera recital, which was also very nice, one hour of singing by a young opera singer and with that ticket we were allowed to also visit the museum, which made for a great afternoon. Also, if you are visiting the museum you may be able to attend the recital with your museum ticket.

    Please note the opera recitals arec only available during certain days and seasons.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • JJJC_Family
    Virginia523 contributions
    Small and relatively expensive (12 euros) for what’s offered. Having said that, there are some nice pieces of furniture and stained glass. Also, they show work by Gaudi, Puig and another famous guy who I cannot remember right now. Also, we were introduced to some other reasonably decent creators of art deco. So what’s the bottom line? If you are coming to Barcelona for the first time and you are staying no more than 3 days, forget about this place. There are much better options for your time. Hell, the Picasso Museum is vastly superior. On the other hand, if you are coming back for a second or third time, like us, and you have used up most everything else, then what the heck, go. You get to kill 30-45 minutes of your day and if you enjoy this stuff, you will be satisfied with the time spent, if not the money.
    Written 2 January 2022
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